Every Organization Uses Analytics

Enhance your career opportunities by developing your data manipulation, visualization, and modeling skills with the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA). The MSBA is offered as a 1-year program on campus in Amherst or Newton. Both on-campus options have achieved classification as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.

Specialized, 1-Year Training

The MS in Business Analytics delivers the specialized business analytics expertise needed to succeed in any organization. MSBA students choose between two tracksBusiness Foundations or Data Analytics—depending on career goals and prior business experience. Students can choose to further deepen their knowledge of data analytics by undertaking the optional concentration in Advanced Analytics. The MSBA program makes you a highly sought-after candidate for a career in any industry or organization.

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Prepare for Your Business Analytics Career

Prepare for Your Business Analytics Career

The Isenberg Office of Career Success offers the career and professional development support you need for an analytics career. Work with a career coach and visit the IConnect portal for job postings, career events, and a suite of resources and tools in one central location to help you prepare for your career search.

Campus Locations

Campus Locations

The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst provides an ideal collaborative environment for students. The recent construction of the Business Innovation Hub has nearly doubled the size of the school, creating spaces for experiential learning, executive-in-residence programs, and networking events. New technology-enabled classrooms support distance learning and connections with business partners in Boston and beyond, and multiple analytics labs provide hands-on learning opportunities.

International and domestic students are eligible to take courses in Amherst. Start in the spring or fall. Start your degree online in the summer and join a cohort and study on campus in the fall.

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UMass Amherst’s Mount Ida Campus in Newton offers students an intimate campus experience just 10 miles outside of downtown Boston. In addition to all the services UMass Amherst offers—including an onsite fitness center, award-winning dining services and the Chase Career Center—there is also the option to apply for on-campus housing. Free parking and free transportation to the MBTA green line provide easy access to Boston.

The proximity to Boston companies in such industries as life sciences, sports tech and business consulting makes professional development opportunities through the Isenberg network and internships easily accessible. If you start your degree online in the summer, you can choose to join a cohort and study on campus in the fall.

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Revolutionary Flexibility

Revolutionary Flexibility

This Isenberg program participates in the UMass Flex initiative, providing students with flexible access to courses offered at UMass Amherst.


Proudly representing UMass Flex—a commitment to our university’s core values, while delivering a flexible educational experience to meet the needs of today’s students.


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4+1 Master's Degrees

4+1 Master's Degrees

Undergraduate students at UMass Amherst and other colleges in the Five College Consortium can pursue a 4+1 option, completing their undergraduate degree and their master's degree in 5 years. 

The 4+1 option can also be accelerated, allowing students to complete both their undergraduate and master's degrees in fewer than 5 years. Isenberg's Master of Finance, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Science in Business Analytics all offer this accelerated option.

Interested students should apply to a master's degree program in their junior year or early in their senior year.


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Ranked #9
U.S. News & World Report ranked our Online MSBA program #9 in 2023
High Demand Skills
Curriculum delivers analytic, programming, visualization and data mining tools
Any program that Isenberg offers will give you access to a world of resources: great faculty members with industry experience, hands-on experience in your courses, the Chase Career Center, and endless networking opportunities. Choosing to get a business degree from Isenberg is a no-brainer.
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MSBA Faculty

MSBA Faculty

Carey Baldwin
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Jeffrey Clark
Jeffrey Clark
Lecturer, David Gaunt Faculty Fellow in Real Estate; M.Fin. Academic Program Director
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Robert Feingold
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Nora Junaid
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Ying Liu
Assistant Professor
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Catherine Lowry
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Senior Lecturer II
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E. Nicole Melton
Department Chair & Associate Professor
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David Sands
Adjunct Lecturer, Affiliated Expert
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