Your Program

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Accelerate your career with an advanced degree and the skills employers need now.

With a Master of Science in Business Analytics from the UB School of Management, you'll gain a combination of technical, managerial and communication skills, allowing you to rise to leadership positions in organizations worldwide.

The Skills You Need

Take advantage of the overwhelming demand for data analysts in every industry by focusing on the skills the employers want: data-driven decision-making, data visualization and business intelligence. Beyond technical skills, employers say storytelling is both the most critical and frequently missing skill in the analytics toolset. Storytelling is what turns data scientists into leaders who solve business problems.

Our unique combination of coursework means you will graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and applied experience, with the ability to listen to and tell the story of your data, positioning you to become a trusted advisor to senior management.

Data storytelling. Making sense out of big data.

According to Forbes, 90% of the world’s data was created in just the last few years. To make sense of this exponential growth, data storytelling is a critical skill. It will be the data storytellers who can see patterns, use critical thinking and effectively communicate. Our MS in Business Analytics provides you with the skills to develop solutions and lead change.

A Schedule for Success

Our 30-credit, 11-month program is optimally paced for your success. Required coursework is strategically designed to allow time for life-changing out-of-classroom experiences:

  • Action learning opportunities
  • Career planning, personal branding
  • Leadership development
  • Networking
  • Community involvement
  • Cultural exploration in Buffalo, New York City, Toronto and other areas throughout North America


Explore the Curriculum Planner to discover possibilities in analytics for marketing, finance, supply chains and health care, allowing you to leverage your background and advance your career goals. 

Curriculum Planner

Review course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

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Tel:  716-645-3204
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International Students

UB's MS in Business Analytics qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, which provides an additional 24 months Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 visa holders who begin the program in fall 2021 or later. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website or UB's International Student Services Office.