Online Master of Science in Business Analytics

The University of Nevada, Reno Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a STEM-designated degree program. It provides enhanced depth of knowledge for students who actively seek market-driven analytics tools and techniques, critical thinking, communications, teamwork, leadership and other skills that provide career readiness. Our STEM designation was conferred by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Program goals

  • Provide scholarly insight that emphasizes quantitative methods, organizational decision-making and communication  
  • Add depth to your classroom experience through a unique opportunity to conduct an analytics project for an organization prior to graduation  
  • Encourage creative and innovative thought as an R1 Carnegie Classification research institution and AACSB accredited College of Business known for high academic standards**  
  • Help reinforce learning through small class sizes, which promotes knowledge acquisition and facilitates interaction

**Carnegie classification


The 30-credit MSBA degree program features a challenging yet impactful curriculum base that introduces you to the complexities of organizational decision-making, with an emphasis on real-world application. Coursework highlights the role that actionable data and purposeful strategy both play in helping businesses make confident, data-driven decisions.

Required courses
Total credits: 30
Courses Credits
BAN 701 Business Analysis Methods 3
BAN 702 Data Transformation & SQL 3
BAN 703 Information Visualization & Communication 3
BAN 704 Applied Data Science 3
BAN 705 Enterprise Processes & Analytics 3
BAN 706 Predictive Modeling & Data Mining 3
BAN 707 Big Data 3
BAN 708 Data Security, Risk Management & Ethics 3
BAN 709 Leadership Strategies 3
BAN 710 Business Analytics Project 3

Admission requirements


  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. GPA 2.75 in last two years of undergraduate study
  3. English language proficiency
  4. Prerequisite courses:
    • Undergraduate course in Statistics
    • Introduction to Information Systems (which includes MS Office and Excel)


All students who are admitted to the MSBA program are required to successfully complete the pre-program, self-paced, non-credit, free-of-cost MSBA Skills Bootcamp. Find out how earning an online Master of Science in Business Analytics can help launch your career forward in an exciting new direction. Contact an enrollment specialist today: (888) 896-7603.


In addition, please include the following documents with your application:

  1. A one-page personal statement
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Curriculum vitae or resume

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The Graduate School and the Department of Information Systems are proud to offer students fully accredited, professionally designed online degree programs. All courses are developed and taught by Information Systems faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.