Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a one-year intensive program focused on data mining and analysis, with the goal of leveraging that data into actionable business assets and strategic decision-making. 

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Graduates of Dominican’s MSBA program gain the tools to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving big data economy. According to Science Daily, over 90 percent of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years. The ability to analyze large data sets is critical to success, fostering new waves of business intelligence, productivity, growth and innovation.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your MSBA in just 12 months — no GRE or GMAT required!
  • Flexible hybrid program is ideal for working professionals. Just two Saturdays per month on campus, plus two weekly online sessions. 
  • Students learn to use quantitative data analysis and analytics tools (including Python, R, SAS and Tableau) to transform data into business insights.
  • A STEM-designated degree. (STEM graduate programs are university degrees awarded in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)
  • You’ll graduate prepared to make actionable business decisions through optimization and machine learning, and to employ data visualization to communicate complex data effectively.

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Program Format

The MSBA is a 12-month program consisting of 10 courses plus a practicum. Students will take two courses over a seven-week (two-month) period. Classes are held on campus every other Saturday and during two weekly online sessions. 

Career Paths

Gain a competitive edge with an MSBA from Dominican University, which prepares graduates for a wide range of dynamic careers such as data analyst, data scientist, management analyst, forensic analyst, gap analyst, and program/marketing management. Demand for professionals with a degree in STEM programs is soaring to the point that the federal government has increased the OPT (Optional Practical Training) period to three years for international students who graduate from these programs.


Data is exciting, especially if you get something out of it. Our MS in Business Analytics program empowers students to make immediate decisions based on facts and sound statistics, giving their companies a leg up on their competition.” — Dr. Vafa Saboori, MSBA program director

Admissions and Aid

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required to apply to our graduate programs.

  1. Completed Application — Apply now!
    (Please note — admission to the program is limited.)
  2. Official Transcript(s)
    Official transcript of coursework from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be sent directly in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

    Send to: 
    Dominican University of California
    c/o Graduate Admissions
    50 Acacia Ave. 
    San Rafael, 94901
  3. GPA of 3.0
    A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in graded graduate course work. Or, one of the following:
    • GPA of 2.7 or above for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate course work     
    • GPA of 2.3-2.69 for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate coursework AND one of the following:  
      • GMAT score of 560 or GRE score of 162 quantitative and 144 verbal reasoning
      • Minimum of three years of professional work experience
  4. Resume
  5. Statement of Purpose/Intent
    A one-page essay describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining the above graduate degree
  6. One Letter of Recommendation
    Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  7. International Applicants
    International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

Fall 2020

Deadline July 31, 2020

The MSBA is a full-time program, with cohorts beginning each fall. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Learn about tuition per unit, additional fees and total tuition.

We'll also show you how a Dominican education is more affordable than you might think with support from financial aid and loans. 

Tuition and Aid

Faculty and Staff

Yung-Jae Lee headshot

Yung-Jae Lee, PhD

Dean, Barowsky School of Business
Vafa Saboori headshot

Vafa Saboori, PhD

Director of the MS in Business Analytics Program Associate Professor of Management
ChangSeob Yeo headshot

ChangSeob Yeo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing
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Thomas Cavanagh, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management
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Daniel Cassidy

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and External Relations
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Courtney Budesa

Director of Internships and Professional Development Integrative Coach

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