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MS in Data Science – Business Analytics Specialization

Harness the Power of Data to Help Your Business Prosper

Foundation in Business Theory and Practice

Industry-Experienced Faculty

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $830
  • Credit Hours 30

Program Benefits

  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Develop skills in data management, analysis, and business fundamentals
  • Experienced faculty
  • 100% online coursework

Unlock the Power of Data-Driven Decision-Making

By providing you with a solid foundation in business theory and practice as well as data science, the online Business Analytics specialization of Utica University’s Master of Science in Data Science teaches you how to use demographic trends, census information, and other databases to predict market and workforce developments — as well as risk.

Work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience, and benefit from a 100-percent online program that fits your personal and professional life.

Become an invaluable asset to any operation with the skills to combine data management, analysis, and business fundamentals to give high-level leadership the information they need to make decisions.

Career Outlook

You will complete this specialization ready to apply your data science learning to a variety of business management roles, from Business Analyst to Data Scientist. This specialization is designed for those with aspirations to rise to a C-Suite position.


As a business analyst, you would act as a facilitator in your organization, making internal departments more efficient by interpreting data and offering informed suggestions for change. On average, business analysts earn an annual income of $59,466.1


While the specific tasks of a CEO vary depending on what organization they are leading, they are usually responsible for formulating a strategic set of plans to address the direction of a company. On average, CEOs earn an average annual income of $158,967.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Analytics Consultant
Jobs and Income


The Business Analytics specialization features five courses that extend over 12 credit hours. Learn about corporate financial analysis, understand the application of accounting and finance concepts as they apply to financial data, deepen your understanding of the value chain, and more.

Course Spotlight: ECN 610 – Managerial Economics

Explore economic forces and how they relate to the profitability and growth of a firm — as well as to economic thinking. You’ll examine topics including principles of microeconomics and how they apply to managerial decision-making.

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Course Spotlight: MGT 610 – Core Topics in Management

Cover strategy and analysis of the value chain, macroeconomic issues in business, monetary theory and financial institutions, and financial statement analysis.

More Options for Your Degree


Learn state-of-the-art cybersecurity and computer forensic practices, and apply your data science knowledge and skills in unique ways. This specialization features courses from our NSA-designated cybersecurity master’s program.

Social Science Analytics

Enhance your understanding of complex organizations and bureaucracy, social trends, voting data, and research design. You’ll complete this specialization with a macroscopic perspective on community dynamics.

Financial Crime

Enhance your ability to manage the corporate and advanced technological resources that combat economic crime. You’ll complete this specialization ready for positions in the compliance and fraud investigation fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advancing your life and career with an online master’s in data science degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

The online program is designed for professionals who work full-time and is offered part-time, which allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school, and personal responsibilities and gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The first step toward applying to the M.S. in Data Science is to start your online application. Then, you’ll need to gather official transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a résumé. Read more about admission to the M.S. in Data Science.

In addition to starting your online application, you’ll need to gather official transcripts, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a résumé. Read more about admission to the M.S. in Data Science.

Yes, the M.S. in Data Science offers specializations in Social Science Analytics, Cybersecurity, Business Analytics, or Financial Crime. You can also design your own specialization and put the data to work in the field of your choice. You can review courses now.

To complete the M.S. in Data Science, you can choose a specialization in Social Science, Cybersecurity, Business Analytics, or Financial Crime. You can also choose to create your own specialization with courses tailored to your ideal career path. You can review courses now.

There are many applications for an M.S. in Data Science across the business, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. You can pursue a career as an operations research analyst, cybersecurity analyst, market research analyst, public health analyst, computer and information research scientist, chief data officer, and more. Explore potential career paths here.

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  1. Payscale (n.d.). Average Business Analyst (Unspecified Type). Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from
  2. Payscale (n.d.). Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from