Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA)

Be on the forefront of Big Data with a master's degree in business analytics from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The explosion of Big Data impacts every part of the global economy, making business analytics specialists one of the fastest-growing careers in our economy. You'll learn to derive value from data and modeling, lead data-driven analyses, and create a critical business advantage.

Through an innovative curriculum designed for where industry, economies, and the world is headed, you’ll become a leader who sees the big picture and embraces change. Tracks in cloud computing and tech consulting, fintech, marketing analytics, and supply chain analytics deepen your focus in one specific area, and prepare you to hit the ground running in your chosen industry.


Meet the demand: From smartphones to social media to the emerging "Internet of Things," companies need to manage more and more complex data every day. Impacting every part of the global economy, careers in business analytics are projected to expand — including 36% growth in data scientist roles by 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand should remain high as technology advances and companies seek efficiency and cost savings.

Five tracks explore emerging areas of analytics and data science. Regardless of which MS-BA degree track you choose, you’ll learn more about how big data is changing every sector of the economy, and you’ll be better equipped to lead in the years ahead.

Five distinct tracks for your degree

MS-BA fast facts

Amazon   |   Dell   |   Deloitte
hired MS-BA graduates in 2020

9 or 16 months
to earn your degree

Take a closer look at the MS-BA curriculum


Tempe Campus

Enjoy life on the ASU Tempe campus — in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, with access to major hiring companies, year-round activities, and the beautiful desert southwest.

How to apply

Start your journey on the right foot: Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about the W. P. Carey MS-BA, and take note of application deadlines and application materials.

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Application deadlines

Round I

Dec. 1, 2023

Round II (Int'l. priority)

Feb. 1, 2024

Round III (Int'l. final)

April 1, 2024

Round IV (Final)

July 1, 2024

Note: Applications for Fall 2024 admission will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2024.

Cost and financial aid

With multiple tracks to customize your master’s in business analytics degree to your career goals, the W. P. Carey MS-BA at ASU will prepare you to become a leader in where business is heading next.

Incoming class of 2023

Program cost for the MS-BA may vary due to length and curriculum. The MS-BA with a big data track will be completed in 9 months, while the other tracks require an extra semester (16 months) plus a built-in summer internship opportunity.

MS-BA (Big data)

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MS-BA (All other tracks)

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Paying for your degree is one of the most critical steps in your decision to go to business school. Work with us to find the right solution for you, whether it’s scholarships, graduate assistantships, or loans.

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Career Students

Career management

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center helps you tell your story through individualized support and targeted resources. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will assist you in defining career goals, implementing job search strategies, and leveraging your degree.