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Business Analytics, Online, MS

Develop your analytics and business decision-making skills with Seattle University Albers’ nationally ranked online master’s in business analytics.

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About this Program

Make a Difference with Data-Driven Approach to Better Business Decisions

The rigorous curriculum and tech-connected alumni network of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics develop your data analytics leadership through a unique combination of technical and people skills.

Our forward-looking Online MS in Business Analytics reflects the diversity and technological complexity of the Seattle market. Like any reputable MSBA program, we help you develop technical data skills. What sets our program apart and helps you stand out from other job candidates is how we prepare you to contextualize and influence business decisions.

The intuitive online learning management system is backed by 24/7 tech support. From the moment you enroll, you have access to a full range of career services and networking opportunities created by our partnerships with leading businesses in the Seattle area and around the world.

Graduate Business Analytics at a Glance

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

To tackle the complex business challenges of today’s big-data-driven corporate environments, this degree centers your study in leading-edge courses such as Communicating and Visualizing Data, Mathematical Models for Decision-Making, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, and Programming for Business Analytics. A rigorous curriculum paired with dedicated faculty and staff means you get a support network dedicated to your mentorship and success.

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.

What You’ll Learn

Find out how you’ll learn new skills.


In the U.S.

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


Only AACSB-Accredited Online MSBA

Within the Pacific Northwest

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Get Online MSBA Program Brochure

Download a brochure about the program, including financial aid, admission information, and these key features of the Albers Online MSBA.

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High-Impact Technical Skills

The foundation of any successful analytics career is a sharpened skill set of quantitative tools. Our Online MSBA curriculum begins with the basics of R and Python programming. From there, it expands to include Apache Hadoop and Spark, SQL, NoSQL, MapReduce, and more.

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Explore Traditional MSBA Program

We offer an MSBA degree for graduate students who want to be immersed in the campus experience at Seattle University.

Connecting to Success Wherever You Are

Our online MSBA program is a great option for:

  • People who want to connect to Seattle’s global tech industries but aren’t quite ready to relocate.
  • Working professionals who need a flexible class schedule while advancing or pivoting their careers.
  • People who enjoy online learning best but still want to connect to a cohort.

Holistic Development

The Seattle University Albers Online MS in Business Analytics challenges you to craft a reflective approach to the legal and ethical issues surrounding business uses of data and to excel in stakeholder communications and management.

Our progressive program blends holistic student support and rigorous education in the Jesuit and Catholic tradition with impressive results.

Our university mission includes educating the whole person and creating leaders for a just and humane world. This is the ultimate standard against which we measure our results and which will guide your success.

Real-World Data Translation Challenges

Developing an approach to data analysis that focuses on influencing business outcomes is a core business analytics skill. To help you develop that skill, each course in our Online MSBA curriculum includes a data translation challenge.

With each challenge based on real-world, messy data sets, you will:

  • Consider a data-driven business problem.
  • Analyze the data using computational tools.
  • Communicate your findings.

Your Albers Online MS in Business Analytics culminates with a capstone project, in which you will apply your data analytics learnings in the planning and execution of a real-life development project for an industry partner.

From Our Alumni

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“While data is important, just having the data isn't enough. It's really about being able to bring critical thinking skills and think more clearly about what kind of work we want to do, what kind of impact we want to have, and think about how data can point us in a direction to better fulfill a mission or fulfill organizational goals.”

Prepared for Success

High-Demand Careers with Albers Online MSBA

Job opportunities for business analysts continue to expand as the world becomes more digital and businesses attain data maturity. The highest demand projections, for data scientists and market research analysts, are at 22% through 2030. That’s more than twice the rate of overall job growth. Other roles are growing at 1.4 times the overall rate.1, 2, 3

Leading business analytics careers include:

  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Predictive Analytics Specialist
  • Big Data Analytics Specialist
  • Data Analyst/Scientist
  • Program and Marketing Manager

High-Earning Careers with Albers Online MSBA

With an Albers Online MS in Business Analytics degree, you can prosper in virtually any sector that interests you. Here are average salaries for some highly paid roles:

  • Data Scientist: $131,49011
    #6 in 100 Best Jobs from U.S.4
  • Management Analyst: $93,00033
    #17 in 100 Best Jobs from U.S. News5
  • Marketing Manager: $133,38066
    #1 in Best Sales and Marketing Jobs from U.S.7


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