Master of Science in Business Analytics (STEM)
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University of Scranton
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Course Fee
$ 965 per credit
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Course Duration
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Not Req
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Why study University of Scranton?
  • Business analytics is the practice of evaluating data to extract insights that help organizations make better business decisions and solve problems. The 30 credit-hour MS in Business Analytics program curriculum is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in using advanced analytics techniques such as data visualization, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems. Business analytics is one of the fastest growing professions in the country, with job opportunities available in virtually every type of industry.

    This 30-credit STEM program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. The MS in Business Analytics curriculum consists of 10 courses (5 required and 5 elective courses).

    Students lacking the necessary business knowledge in statistics, management science and information systems may be required to take extra foundation course as determined by the Program Director.


    BUAN 571: Introduction to Business Analytics
    BUAN 572: Data Mining
    BUAN 576: Business Database Management Systems
    BUAN 578: Business Intelligence
    BUAN 590: Big Data Capstone Project

    ELECTIVE COURSES (15 credits required)

    BUAN 573: Business Analytics Using R
    BUAN 574: Business Forecasting Models
    BUAN 575: Business Simulation
    BUAN 577: Data Visualization
    BUAN 584: Special Topics in Business Analytics
    BUAN 585: Big Data Ethics
    BUAN 586: Applied Business Statistics
    BUAN 587: Customer Relationship Management
    BUAN 588: Business Analytics Using Python

    For additional information on the curriculum, visit the Business Analytics, MS Catalog.


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Degree and Minimum GPA: Bachelors degree, minimum 3.0 GPA

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all schools attended are necessary to apply

Additional Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Professional Résumé.

Students without business knowledge in statistics, management science, and information systems may need to take extra foundational courses (i.e., the foundation modules MBA 501A, MBA 501B and MBA 501C).

For general application requirements, please Visit Our Admissions Webpage.

In addition to completing the standard requirements for the application process, international students looking to study on-campus will also have to submit the following:

Proof of English proficiency - https://www.scranton.edu/academics/graduate-education/international-students.shtml

Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.

International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The University of Scranton. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.

June 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the fall term.
Nov. 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the spring term.
March 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the summer term.

Counseling programs applicants have a preferred application deadline of Nov. 15 and a standard deadline of March 1.

The following programs only accept applications to begin in the fall term:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Certification of Finances Information 2023-2024

For students pursuing graduate studies at The University of Scranton, your assured support for the first twelve (12) months of study should be at least US$52,075.00. 

This total cost estimate consists of:

Tuition & Fees (24 credit hours @ $965 per credit plus $300 in fees): US$23,460.00

Room & Board: US$21,390.00

Books & Supplies: US$2,875.00

Personal Expenses (including health insurance): US$4,350.00

TOTAL: US$52,075.00


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships provide students with a great opportunity to help finance their education as they pursue their graduate degree. An opportunity like this will strengthen the quality of their educational experience by establishing direct relationships with their academic program of study.

For additional information on graduate assistantships and where to begin, Visit Our Graduate Assistantships Webpage.


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