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

With an Online Master of Science in Business Analytics, you'll gain a combination of technical, managerial and communication skills. You will graduate with a strong foundation of knowledge and applied experience, positioning you to become a trusted advisor to senior management.

Our online delivery in fast-paced, seven-week sessions is a highly effective way to learn for individuals with full-time jobs, families and other commitments, allowing you to achieve your personal and professional goals on a flexible schedule.


Our 30-credit Online MSBA offers students the same exceptional quality coursework and distinguished faculty as our renowned on-campus program. 

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.

Most Online MSBA students take one 3-credit course per seven-week module. The program can be completed in about 21 months. Speed up or slow down — it’s up to you.

Explore the Curriculum Planner to become familiar with foundational courses and choose your own pathway through advanced coursework.

Curriculum Planner

Review course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Convenient Online Delivery

Asynchronous learning means you will log on to weekly learning modules when it is most convenient for you. You will learn through: 

  • Faculty presentations
  • Web-based simulations
  • Short videos on course-related topics 
  • Discussion boards and virtual events with industry experts
  • Reading assignments like industry articles and case studies
  • Peer collaboration via platforms like Zoom, file sharing and messaging apps
  • Assignments, quizzes and exams

Modules may be structured with short videos, articles and an assignment or deliverable, and you decide when and where to work through the material each week. 

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Tel:  716-645-3204
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Optional Live Sessions

You can become part of the UB community in multiple ways, engaging with faculty members and your peers, without coming to campus. The following optional live sessions are available during each online course:

  • Buffalo Study Nights: Network and learn with your peers in live sessions led by faculty members. Have in-depth subject matter discussions and work on application-driven projects in real time.
  • Online office hours: Discuss the material being presented in class, ask questions or talk about other related interests with faculty members in dedicated, online time periods.
  • Tutoring sessions: Take advantage of free peer tutoring sessions.
Data storytelling. Making sense out of big data.

According to Forbes, 90% of the world’s data was created in just the last two years. To make sense of this exponential growth, data storytelling, visualization and communication are critical skills. It will be the data storytellers who can see patterns, predict outcomes, tell a story and use critical thinking and problem solving. The School of Management's Online MS in Business Analytics provides you with the skills to come up with potential solutions.