MS-BA program overview

Be on the forefront of Big Data with a W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS‑BA) degree. You’ll gain the critical skills and knowledge you need to advance on the analytic career ladder.

If you want or need more flexibility to complete your degree, consider the 100% online MS-BA format.

The W. P. Carey MS‑BA is designed for recent college graduates with a strong quantitative background. Previous work experience is not required. The program starts in August, with an on-campus orientation required before the beginning of the first semester. Classes are held weekdays on ASU's Tempe campus.

Meet the demand

From smart phones to social media to the emerging "Internet of Things," companies need to manage more and more complex data every day. This explosion of Big Data impacts every part of the global economy, careers in business analytics is projected to grow 27 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand should remain high as technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings.

STEM-designated program

The W. P. Carey MS-BA program has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 52.1301). The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.

Where business is personal®

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.