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Business Data Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
WVU's Business Data Analytics Program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to simultaneously learn valuable business analysis skills, apply concepts in a real-world setting, and experience improved results in an accelerated learning cycle.


Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate expertise in statistical techniques, data mining, utilizing databases, and analytical tools.
  • Apply data analytics to enhance the decision-making of the firm in performance metrics and measurement, risk indicators, assessment and response, and compliance.
  • Use business analytics to synthesize data trends and competitive drivers.
  • Communicate the analysis and findings of an analytics initiative in moving an organization forward.


WVU’s MS-Business Data Analytics program is accredited by AACSB International, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Business Intelligence
  • Ethics and Data Collection for Business
  • Data Management
  • Business Statistical Methods
  • Business Data Mining
  • Decision Science and Analytics
  • Business Simulation Modeling
  • Business Data Visualization
  • Business Analytics Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree 
  • GMAT or GRE test scores in the top 25% (GMAT or GRE waiver can be requested if the applicant has 5 or more years of work experience)
  • Strong undergraduate record
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Work Experience

Work experience in the following areas – business intelligence, business analytics, data mining, data warehousing, database management, computer science, programming, web development, web analytics, risk management and related fields – are considered favorably. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10980 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3861 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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