Business Analytics, MS

Master data-driven decision-making with the comprehensive master's in business analytics degree at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics.

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About this Program

Impactful Data for Better Business

Strong statistical understanding isn’t enough in today’s business world. Companies need people who can understand the bigger context, see patterns correctly, and then use them to drive ethical and effective decision-making at every level.

In short, today’s businesses require a deep understanding of data and top-tier business leadership skills. Here, you get both.

In our highly ranked Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, you’ll harness the power of data combined with leadership-level communications skills to make a difference.

The first of its kind in the Northwest, our MSBA gives you everything you need to meet the market’s high demand for business data and intelligence analysts.

Strong Ties to Seattle’s Global Tech Industry

Located in the dynamic tech hub of Seattle, we’ve cultivated strong partnerships with innovative, leading-edge corporations and data-focused technology companies in our global city.

You’ll do real, meaningful work with these Seattle-based companies as part of your coursework. In your capstone course, you’ll plan and execute an actual project for a Seattle-based industry partner, which can lead to career-changing opportunities even before graduation.

In addition, our world-class advisory board includes companies such as Microsoft, Meta, AirBnB, Amazon, Boeing, and Tableau. Leaders from these companies regularly visit campus to mentor, speak, teach, and recruit our highly desired students!

Graduate Business Analytics at a Glance

Learn how this degree from Albers School of Business and Economics will contribute to your career goals, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University graduate degree can be.

In our master’s in business analytics, you’ll be challenged to analyze and solve problems through challenging, leading-edge courses such as Communicating and Visualizing Data, Mathematical Models for Decision-Making, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, and Programming for Business Analytics.

You’ll also develop the critical ability to effectively communicate your findings and recommend courses of action to senior management.

On successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe complex business problems in terms of analytical models. 
  • Apply appropriate analytical methods to find solutions to business problems that achieve stated objectives.
  • Translate results of business analytic projects into effective courses of action.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in structured or unstructured and ambiguous situations.
  • Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in speech, in writing, and graphically.
  • Exhibit effective collaboration and leadership skills.

As an MSBA student, you can earn two graduate degrees in less time than it would take to complete each degree separately. Consider adding a degree in the following:

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.


In the U.S.

Highly ranked Master in Business Analytics —U.S. News & World Report, 2022

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Top 5% World Business Schools & AACSB accredited 

Albers School of Business and Economics

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Need More Flexibility? Explore Our Online MSBA

We offer an online MSBA degree for graduate students who don’t live in Seattle or who need more flexibility in their schedule.

Prepared for Success

Holistic Development

Our Jesuit approach means that you learn about more than business. We’ll also help you develop your personal value system and leadership style.

At Seattle University, we hope your education helps you bring your full self to your work so you can live your best life—and make the biggest positive impact on those around you.

High-Demand Albers MSBA Graduates

As a highly desired graduate in a high-demand career, you’ll find many opportunities right after graduation. Here are some job titles and companies for our recent grads:

  • Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Business Skills Rotation Program - Finance Department, Boeing
  • Advanced Analytics Analyst, Liberty Mutual
  • Data Analyst, Microsoft, Data Scientist, Puget Sound Energy
  • Marketing Analyst, Remitly
  • Clinical Data Analyst, Multiscale Health Works
  • People Analytics Analyst, Zillow

Hear From Our Director

Nathan Colaner

“Our students are the bridge between data scientists and business practitioners. Indications are there will be a 10:1 ratio of demand for graduates from a Business Analytics dedicated program relative to straight data analytics.”

Director of MSBA and Business Analytics

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Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil Cubillos

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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