12 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
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The Business Analytics program from University of Massachusetts Boston is designed to prepare students for utilizing analytical techniques, methods, and applications for data-driven practices in diverse organizations and enterprises of all sizes.


As businesses become more and more reliant on data-driven strategies, the needs and opportunities for graduates in Business Analytics from University of Massachusetts Boston have grown rapidly. 

Breakthroughs in data collection, storage, and analysis to uncover and capture business value have fueled this growth, and post-recession companies have recognized this potential and increasingly emphasize data-driven decision-making in their business strategies. 

The current annual rate of job growth in this area is approximately 11.8%, a rate that is only expected to accelerate in the future.

What you'll study

This program covers theories of powerful techniques and quantitative methods in Business Analytics and how they are applied in the real world. The program focuses on using current software tools to study effective techniques of problem formulation, developing solutions with mathematical and algorithmic techniques, and methods for implementing those solutions with technology.

The MSBA program offers students a choice of two specializations, Big Data Analytics and Supply Chain Analytics. Each includes a core of analytical courses, elective courses in that specialization, and a capstone course.

  • Big Data Analytics

The Big Data Analytics specialization focuses on data mining and analytical techniques, big data management, storage, and modeling. The objectives consist of enabling students to process big data in an effective and efficient way, discover knowledge patterns in big data, build predictive models, and use big data to answer business questions.

  • Supply Chain Analytics

The Supply Chain Analytics specialization focuses on data analytics and decision-making in the context of a major functional area in businesses-- supply chains. The specialization offers courses on analytics in-service operation. The objective is to use data and data modeling to optimize activities within the supply chain and consequently maximize the organization’s competitive advantage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Multivariate Statistics and Regression Analysis
  • Enterprise Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • Management Decision Models
  • Database Management Systems
  • Enterprise Data Warehousing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application with application fee.
  • Current professional resume
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, both undergraduate and graduate. 
  • The admissions cycles through spring 2023, will opt out of requiring GRE scores for admission due to COVID-related closures of testing sites. 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professional or academic references.
  • Applicants must provide the name and email address for (2) references as part of the online application. Those references will receive an email notification directing them to a secure site to submit their recommendation. 
  • State a current issue, problem or topic from your intended field of study (This can be specific to your country, state or local community) and discuss your strategic plan as to how you would address the issue and how attending graduate school at UMass Boston will aid you in your pursuits.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Part time in-state: $787/credit
  • Part time out-of-state: $1,537/credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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