M.S. in Business Analytics

Hybrid Program with Employment/CPT

Influence better decisions with deepened understanding.

Graduate STEM Programs at Saint Peter's UniversityThe MS in Business Analytics is ideal for working professionals looking to advance their careers in Business Analytics. Strong career opportunities in the global content analytics market which Market Research Futures predicts will see compound annual growth of 22% from 2016 through 2023.

Offered through the Data Science Institute at Saint Peter’s University, the program provides a unique combination of skills and knowledge for managers. Topics include strategic management, finance, advanced data analysis and visualization.

At a Glance

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Business Analytics
Course Locations: Hybrid with weekend residencies at our Jersey City Campus
Two courses (six credits) per trimester; three credits per trimester will be delivered fully online and three credits will be taken over two weekends at our Jersey City campus
Program Duration: 30 Credits (15-18 months, depending upon start date)
Calendar: Intakes: September, March and June
Cost: $26,010 full program (due pro rata by term)


Experiential learning is required throughout the program. This requirement may be satisfied each term through employment in a field directly related to the program (CPT) or through a research practicum ($495 fee per term applies to the research practicum course, DS 599).

Between residency sessions, course material and academic support will be available online. Instructor office hours (virtual) will be available throughout the trimester.

F-1 Students are eligible for CPT throughout the program (see CPT FAQ).

Attendance Policy

Residency sessions are mandatory and will be held over two weekends each trimester. Any F-1 student who fails to attend any residency session will be counted as absent for the entire trimester and will have their SEVIS record terminated. Additional academic policies shall also apply to each F-1 student’s online course progress, which will be strictly enforced.

Career Outcomes

Business Analytics is one of the fastest growing career paths in the US. The emergence of smart data discovery capabilities, machine learning, and automation of the entire analytics workflow has led to the increase in the size of the Business Analytics Market, with a significant shortfall in qualified professionals to support the needs of business.

Second Degree Guidelines

Students can apply for a second degree program (such as MBA or Business Analytics) once they are about to complete their first degree i.e. during their last trimester, if their GPA is also securing min. 3.0. Second degree requires completion of minimum 50% of the curriculum, if there are overlapping courses.