The first of its kind in the Northwest, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Albers School of Business and Economics is committed to educating the analytical, ethical, and adaptive business leaders of tomorrow while meeting the surging market’s high demand for business data and intelligence analysts. To tackle the complex business challenges of today’s big-data-driven corporate environments, the Albers MSBA 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, our small class environments allow you to be paired with faculty and staff dedicated to your mentorship and success.
At Seattle University you will be challenged to analyze and solve problems beyond the theoretical all while developing the critical ability to effectively communicate your findings and recommended courses of action to senior management. The culmination of your MSBA experience with us is a capstone project applying of all your knowledge as you plan and execute an actual project for a local industry partner. See the makeup of our current class of students, the learning objectives for the program, and where our MSBA students have gone to work after graduation on our class profile page.
"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."
The MSBA program at Albers equips students with the technical skills, mindset, and capabilities they need to excel as data analytics professionals. The project-oriented courses with emphasis on communication skills provide students opportunities to take ownership and apply analytical skills to solve real business problems, bridging the gap between theoretical analysis and its practice.
Graduates of the MSBA program work in a wide variety of positions and industries. Post-MSBA job placements include:
|Job Position||Employer Name|
|Business Intelligence Engineer||Amazon Web Services|
|Business Skills Rotation Program - Finance Department||Boeing|
|Advanced Analytics Analyst||Liberty Mutual|
|Data Scientist||Puget Sound Energy|
|Clinical Data Analyst||Multiscale Health Works|
|People Analytics Analyst||Zillow|
Seattle University offers MSBA students the opportunity to earn two graduate degrees in less time than it would take to complete each degree separately. These Albers programs may be taken in conjunction with the MSBA:
For more information about dual degrees, go to the Dual Degrees page.