MBAN On Campus

Business Analytics

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Emerge with the advanced analytics knowledge to be a leader in your organization with a STEM-designated master's in Business Analytics from the AACSB-accredited and internationally ranked at Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business. In just one year, master the skills needed to transform raw data into evidence-based decisions in today's fast-paced business environment.


The at Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Master's in Business Analytics (M-BAN) is a STEM-designated one-year immersive program into the world of business analytics. Offered in a face-to-face classroom setting on Penn State's University Park campus, the program focuses on developing the business analytics skills of professionals entering and engaged in business, non-business, and STEM career fields.

Built upon the widely-recognized progression of analytics development: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive, students will gain the skills to apply mathematics, statistics, computer science, and operations research techniques to small and large data sets and develop insights that will enhance business decision-making capabilities.


  • Our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designation means that M-BAN achieves the definition set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a testament of the quality and rigor of the program.
  • The designation also allows international graduates on F-1 visas to work in the United States for an additional 24 months via the extended Optional Practical Training (OPT), totaling 36 months. This extended duration and designation is attractive to employers interested in hiring international students.
  • As an M-BAN student, you will learn how to solve challenging business problems leveraging the power of popular analytics tools, such as: GAMS, KNIME, Microsoft Excel and Power BI Desktop, Minitab, Python, R, SAS, SQL, Tableau, and Weka.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Data Management
  • Descriptive Analytics for Business
  • Business Data Visualization for Decision Making
  • Programming Skills for Business Analytics
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Communication Skills for Management
  • Predictive Analytics for Business
  • Data Mining for Business
  • Prescriptive Analytics for Business
  • Implementing Analytics for Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Penn State Graduate School Application
  • Admissions Essay (600-word limit)
  • Resume
  • Copies of Official Educational Transcripts
  • Video Application Response
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Official English Language Proficiency Exam Scores (International Candidates)
  • GMAT Score - Prospective students with a solid GPA leading to a quantitative/technical undergraduate or graduate degree, or significant work experience in quantitative/technical fields may apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver by submitting a written request on the optional essay provided in the application explaining in detail why they feel they qualify for a waiver
  • Application Fee: $65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20406 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12293 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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