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Ride the tidal wave of big data—and accelerate your career advancement—by mastering the most in-demand field in business.

Employers across all industries are clamoring for professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge to turn data into tangible business value, formulate insights, and develop strategies for managers and executives. At Clark University, our M.S. in Business Analytics program will give you a thorough grounding in the three key areas of data analytics—descriptive (what happened), diagnostic (why it happened), and prescriptive (how to make it happen). You’ll also learn the communication skills necessary to share actionable knowledge with colleagues across disciplines and at every level of an organization.

International Students

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are in tremendous demand across most major industries in the United States. If you graduate with a STEM-designated degree, such as the Master of Science in Business Analytics, you may be eligible to remain in this country for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Why a Master’s in Business Analytics at Clark University

  • Earn your graduate degree in business analytics from a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” achieved repeated recognition from U.S. News & World Report, and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Develop the cross-sector skill set you need to help organizations tap into emerging markets.
  • Join a close-knit learning community representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioner faculty who share with you their deep leadership experience.
  • Pursue your business analytics degree on your terms with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study.

Leveraging Data: Graduate School is a Game-Changer for Marcus Anum

International student Marcus Anum takes the leap into graduate school, putting his career on hold to continue his education. Marcus plans to take the skills gained at Clark University and apply them back home in Ghana to make a positive impact.

Data analytics changes the way you think. It changes the way you see everything. You do not just make decisions. Everything is based on something.

The Essentials

Program Overview

Your coursework is organized into four primary areas of focus: analytics methodologies, data handling and processing, applications, and computation. You will establish foundational skills in each area, building on this groundwork each semester. You’ll use critical thinking skills to gather, evaluate, and interpret information, and enhance your leadership and management skills as you learn how to collaborate with diverse stakeholders within organizations.

  • An understanding of database and data warehouse design principles
  • Foundational skills in industry-standard data analytics technologies and software
  • The ability to interpret and synthesize data to make practical recommendations
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Big Data Statistics
  • Programming with Python
  • Big Data Computing
  • Business Intelligence


11 course units

  • 10 core courses
  • 1 Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) course or internship

Coursework includes online, hybrid, and in-person classes.

Course Catalog

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