Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The 12-month hybrid Masters in Business Analytics Program (MSBA) at Dominican, accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), provides you practical training to gain expertise in leveraging big data into strategic decision-making and actionable business insights. No prior experience is required.

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The MS in Business Analytics Program will provide you 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.

MS in Business Analytics: Become a Data Leader

The MS in Business Analytics is designed for college graduates who are looking to change careers or expand their career potential by developing advanced skills in data analytics. A background in computer science, mathematics, and statistics is not required.

In just one year, students in the Masters of Business Analytics program will learn to use quantitative data analytics tools to transform complex data into business decisions and communicate the results effectively. 

Application DeadlinesTuition Rate Per UnitNumber of UnitsFormat and Length
Fall: July 1

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36 Units
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and every other Saturday)

12 Months



MS Business Analytics Program Highlights

Our MS in Business Analytics program is a flexible program. 

  • Learn to use quantitative data 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.
  • GRE or GMAT not required

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). Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.
  3. Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose/Intent
    A one-page essay describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining the above graduate degree
  5. One Letter of Recommendation or Interview With The Dean
    Letter of recommendation: Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  6. International Applicants
    International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

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

If an application deadline falls on a weekend and/or holiday, applications will be accepted through the end of the next business day.

Fall Priority Deadline July 1

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

Courses, Career Paths and Format

From Data Analytics, to Cloud Computing and more. Our courses reflect the rapidly growing field of Business Analytics and will equip you with skills you can use right away — either in your current job or to help you make the leap to a new career.

  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Programming for Data Analytics
  • Data Visualization and Story Telling
  • Data Management for Business Analytics
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning for Business
  • Cloud Computing
  • Finance Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Optimization for Business Analytics
  • Data Security, Ethics, and Risk
  • Business Analytics Practicum 

View MS in Business Analytics Course Details

The Masters in Business Analytics in the Barowsky School of Business is a 12-month program consisting of 10 courses plus a practicum. Students will take two courses over a seven-week (two-month) period.

Gain a competitive edge with an MSBA from Dominican University of California, 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.

A Masters in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Dominican University of California helps students gain a competitive edge in just 12 months. The MSBA prepares graduates to work as a data analyst, data scientist, management analyst, forensic analyst, gap analyst, and program/marketing management.

Offered through Dominican's Barowsky School of Business, students in the MSBA Program can tap into Dominican's expansive Bay Area alumni network. Our faculty and staff’s commitment to student success and our ties to regional and national businesses create an educational experience that is personal, practical and highly experiential. Graduates of BSB programs have gone to find success at companies such as LinkedIn, Charles Schwab and Google.

Our powerful alumni network and career and internship services program will connect you to opportunities post graduation to help you reach and exceed your career goals. 

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Yung-Jae Lee, PhD

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Vafa Saboori, PhD

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