12 months
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10200 USD/year
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Master the art and science of analyzing business data to solve problems as you pursue your Master of Science in Business Analytics. Prepare to meet the exploding demand for analysts and data scientists through this Business Analytics program from University of South Dakota.

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Demand is High for Business Analytics Graduates

The world of business analytics is growing exponentially and the demand for skilled business analysts is increasing in all sectors of the economy. As a Master of Science in Business Analytics student at University of South Dakota  you will  join a growing field of problem solvers with a program focused on the application analytics, statistics and business to find better solutions to:

  • Positively impact the bottom line through data-driven decision making
  • Build computer applications Analyze and visualize data
  • Develop short-term and long-term forecasting methods
  • Implement market performance analysis.
  • Gain hands-on experience in SAS development ecosystem
  • Learn in the state-of-the-art Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab
  • Learn from professors with industry experience as they lead you through the program, building new knowledge on prior understanding by combining statistics and computer science with business knowledge. You will be prepared to for a successful career in finance, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture, tourism and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting 
  • Finance 
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Business Analytics 
  • Business Analytics Modeling
  • Data Management and Warehousing
  • Data Mining for Managers 
  • Data Mining for Competitive Advantage 
  • Operational Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official Transcripts - One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.
  • Official Admission Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • You will need to submit a resume with your application.
  • Passport 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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