Introducing the Master of Science in Business Analytics
As the use of big data and business analytics grows across industries, employers seek professionals who can transform large data sets into deliverables that inform strategic business decisions, drive value, and create competitive advantage. The new 12-month degree is intended for early-career professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and will be delivered by faculty of UVA’s Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce in UVA’s new, state-of-the-art facilities in the downtown Arlington, Va., district of Rosslyn. The new facilities are close to both Union Station and the Washington, D.C., area airports, making the program easily accessible and minimally disruptive for those commuting in from most U.S. metropolitan areas.
The program will be delivered via a combination of weekend, in-person sessions and online instruction, and offer students a broad mix of analytical and technical skills as well as foundational business knowledge and leadership instruction. The MSBA Program is designed for professionals with two or more years of full-time work experience who seek to enhance their existing business analytics skills or build a career in business analytics.
For those new to analytics, the UVA MSBA Program will provide ample preparation to transition into a new career in the field. For individuals already working in analytics, the program will fill critical gaps in their technical background and provide the soft skills and strategic business perspective that is required for career advancement into senior positions.