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Lead the Big Data Revolution by Studying Business Data Science at Michigan State University

More data is available than ever before, triggering analytics to become part of every major business decision today. As technology continues to evolve and our reliance on big data continues to grow, we’ll need more and more professionals with solid backgrounds in business data science to lead the charge.

Gain the skills and credentials you need to become an integral part of this emerging transformation and lead in this new industry with a Master of Science in Business Data Science and Analytics from Michigan State University.

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  • Master's in Business Analytics
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  • Master's of Business Analytics
  • in the US (public institutions)
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30 credits
Complete in 12 months

In demand
Certified STEM degree program

In person
Synchronous class meetings

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A Business Data Science and Analytics Program That Will Prepare You To Lead

At MSU, our data science and business analytics graduate program focuses on business strategy, data tools and management, and experiential project consulting.

Our program graduates have gone on to become business intelligence developers, data analysts and scientists, business analysts, solutions architects, analytics consultants and more in a wide range of industries, from automotive to financial services. Our alumni have landed careers at organizations of all sizes, including big-name companies such as Meijer, General Motors, Stryker and Carhartt.

No matter your career aspirations, this program is designed to provide you with the training and hands-on experience you need to lead in any of these areas.

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Why Study Business Data Science and Business Analytics at MSU?

When you study data science and business analytics at MSU, you’re choosing a STEM-certified degree program. Among the benefits of this certification, if you’re an international student, this program will provide you with the authorization to work in the U.S. for up to three years — 24 months beyond the standard 12 months.

In addition, our partnerships with corporations and other entities will give you and your fellow Broad College M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics graduates the leverage you need for increased career success in both data science and business analytics roles.

Develop important, career-relevant skills

Data mining. Marketing technology. Website analytics. Social network analytics. MSU’s business data science and business analytics program will help you develop expertise in these key data management areas and others as you learn more about how to interpret and communicate data analysis and apply statistical approaches to your work.

Highly sought-after skills like these will prepare you to meet a variety of societal and business needs, equipping you with the experience you need to become a leader in data management process and business analytics approaches.

Garner valuable, real-world experience before you graduate

At MSU, our business data science and analytics program will provide you with real-world work experience you can immediately apply on the job. Throughout the program, you’ll find experiential project management opportunities to use live data sets for analysis and application, hands-on work in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and much more, so you may sharpen your problem-solving skills as you expand your business intelligence.

Support you need to secure your future in business analytics and data science

From internships to full-time jobs, we will provide you with multiple tools to help you find success in the data science and business analytics fields.

Before you even start this graduate program, you will begin preparing your resume and cover letter with our program director and Russell Palmer Career Management Center coaches. Then, throughout the business data science and analytics program, you may join a variety of seminars, personal advising sessions, career workshops and career fairs that are specifically geared toward business analytics students.

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When you apply for the business data science and analytics graduate program at MSU, we’ll review your academic and professional background and consider your potential for a successful career in the data science and analytics field. While experience with computer programming and languages (such as Python, R, Java and C) and statistics is not required, it is highly recommended.

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As you complete the business data science and analytics graduate degree program at MSU, you’ll take courses in business strategy, data mining, data tools, applied statistics, project management, marketing technologies and communications as part of a cohort of 48 students. This ensures a low student-to-faculty ratio that will also provide you with a more personalized learning experience.

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For the M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics graduate degree program, tuition is $36,000 for in-state residents and $39,000 for out-of-state residents. We can connect you with a variety of resources to help you finance your degree.

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Please email with any questions regarding advising in the Master’s in Business Data Science and Analytics program at Michigan State University.

Past and present M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics students share their experiences on Instagram and LinkedIn.  

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2024 Cohort

Breanne Adamczak

Ahmad Alshryaw

Tharun Boddu

Sri Bolusani

Wei Chen

Jason Chung

Jack DuPree

William Derrick

Jeenia Dhillon

Saurabh Dikshit

Lokesh Dogga

Sajal Dubey

Raja Dutta

Anthony Edgar

Nicholas Evans

Rishi Ghael

Krishna Ginne

Justin Gylys

Kyungjin Hwang

Abhisheik Kalia

Sai Kari

Parimalanath Kodumuru

Shrinidhi Krpete

Puneeth Kuppili

Christine Liu

Aditya Manuraj

Mayank Membe

Anthony Moceri

Rishaan Muthanna

Aditya Radhakrishnan

Sasnika Rameshkumar

Maxwell Robbins

Carlisle Shelson

Employers of Note

Students from our program have received offers representing a wide range of top companies across industries. Typical job titles include business intelligence developer, data analyst, data scientist, decision scientist, business analyst, solutions architect, and analytics consultant.

Faculty In The News

Professor Anjana Susarla discusses the impact of AI on digital platforms and election misinformation on Bloomberg Technology.

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For additional details about the Master of Science in Business Data Science and Analytics program at MSU, please complete our brief request form. We look forward to connecting with you.

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