A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

UCR School of Business Degree Program

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Gain the Competitive Edge with an MSBA Degree

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Elevate your skills and build a rewarding career in the high-demand field of business analytics with a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) from University of California, Riverside (UCR). In an era where organizations have access to vast amounts of structured and unstructured data related to customers, expenses, valuations, and suppliers, the need for skilled business analysts who can proficiently gather, clean, visualize, analyze, and evaluate data to inform strategic decisions is paramount.

UCR’s graduate degree in business analytics is a rigorous STEM-designated program jointly offered by the School of Business and the Department of Statistics. This unique partnership allows us to leverage the collective expertise of both fields, enhancing your capabilities to harness the power of data for informed decision-making.

UCR’s MSBA program explores critical analytical tools in the field like visualization, predictive analytics and forecasting, data mining and statistical learning, decision modeling, and the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning, ensuring that your readiness to effectively manage, analyze, and derive valuable insights from data. These courses, conducted in an experiential learning environment, will empower you to be a catalyst for data-driven decision-making and create a substantial impact in today's fiercely competitive business landscape.


Concentrations to Launch Your Career

Our unique MSBA degree curriculum offers career pathways in three distinct concentrations:

  • Finance Analytics: Explore this new and growing specialization within business analytics by focusing on derivatives and investments as well as portfolio management.
  • Marketing Analytics: Use data on demographics, consumer behavior, markets, and social media to leverage information to build a more powerful marketing strategy.
  • Supply Chain Analytics: Gain insights into manufacturing, distribution, and app-based services that will guide you in making data-driven decisions to improve operational bottlenecks and optimize growth.



Explore the MSBA Program at UCR

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Earn your degree in just 9 to 15 months

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Offering 48 units of top-quality courses
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Complete 8 required core courses
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Specialize with 3 elective courses
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Complete 2 capstone courses
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Career Options with Your MSBA Degree

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth in the employment of management analysts in the United States from 2022 to 2032. This growth is driven by the increasing volume of data collected by businesses and the growing need to effectively utilize this data for problem-solving and informed decision-making.


Top companies who recently hired UCR business analytics grads include:

  • AFG International Product
  • Boyd Gaming
  • HME
  • Playstudios
  • Qualstaff Resources
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Vibrant America
  • Winsome House, Inc.

Job titles UCR MSBA graduates have recently obtained include:

  • Analytics manager
  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Product analyst
  • Supply chain analyst


Benefits of UCR’s MSBA Degree

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With less than 48 hours to prepare their final presentations, eight UCR School of Business teams presented their case studies to a panel of judges at the inaugural UCR Business Case Competition on Feb. 25.
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Master’s Students Tackle Analytics Projects for Companies
Louis Young is the CEO of Healthmetryx Inc. in Boston, and he had previously worked with Md Moniruzzaman, lecturer in business analytics at UCR School of Business, on analytics work. And, as Young was looking at other projects within his company that needed attention, “Md said, ‘You know, if you want to turbocharge what you’re doing, we have some really hungry master’s students that would like help,’” says Young.
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Application Deadlines

Priority Round:
December 15
Round 2:
January 31
Round 3:
March 31
International Final:
June 1
Final Round:
August 1