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.
Data is everywhere, and every organization needs to apply data analytics. Whether you are new to analytics or experienced, have a business background or are a novice, our innovative curriculum will prepare you for a career in business analytics. Coursework includes Business Intelligence, Application Development with Python, Data Mining, Data Science for Business, Data Management for Business Leaders, etc.
The Isenberg MSBA program can be completed in as little as one year, and will give you the analytical and core business skills to change the trajectory of your future. In 2020, an estimated 2.7 million jobs required business analytics skills. If working with data, industry professionals, and other business analysts to shape and improve your company’s future appeals to you, you’re on the right track with the Isenberg MSBA.
The MSBA degree offered on the Amherst campus is ideal for international students. The STEM OPT classification allows student to extend their time in the U.S. to gain practical work experience, and the CPT requirements allow them to accept paid internships. Our MSBA STEM degree offers students highly sought-after technical expertise.
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.
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 summer, fall, or spring. Start your degree online in the summer and join a cohort and study on campus in the fall.
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.
Our On-Campus MBA programs offer several dual degrees to consider, including an MBA/MSBA option. This immersive residential program offered in Amherst builds a close-knit community; provides individualized career support; and enables you to strategize and lead in a data-centric world.
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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