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WPI’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a two-year STEM-designated program that integrates decision support systems, data science, machine learning, optimization, and other technologies to enable you to make sound business decisions that solve real-world problems and drive meaningful impact.

With this degree, from The Business School at WPI, you’ll be prepared to enter a field that’s expected to grow by 10% over the next decade1 with a median starting salary of $90,900.2

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There is a pressing need for engineers, scientists, and coders with business acumen and management skills. WPI is committed to making STEM education more attainable, and The Business School is doing its part by reducing its tuition for graduate programs. Today, a premier degree from WPI’s business school is more affordable than ever—meaning you can see a high return on investment from your degree even sooner.

This degree is available on campus.
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Program Highlights for Master's in Business Analytics Online

  • Develop analytical skills to make strategic business decisions 
  • Build valuable leadership and communication skills 
  • Intern on real-world projects and network with prominent companies 
  • Master tools including Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and more 
  • Learn from world-class faculty who are scholarly and industry leaders 
  • AACSB accredited 
  • Hassle-free application—no GRE or GMAT required 
  • Try before you apply

Admissions Qualifications for Master’s in Business Analytics Online

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with prior programming, statistics, and finance/accounting preparation, with a GPA of > 3.0 

GMAT/GRE’s are not required for this program   

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page. 

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs

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Curriculum

  • Program Requirements

    The Master of Science in Business Analytics online is a fully asynchronous program, consisting of 11 courses totaling 33 credit hours. Courses do not provide options related to a research degree (e.g., no provision for research credits, qualifying exams, thesis option, or research seminars). 

    Each student completes required core courses and then chooses two specializations from three options: 

    • Advanced Business Analytics Methods 
    • Marketing Analytics 
    • Operations Analytics 

    The degree culminates with a final capstone project that connects students from around the world with companies that need solutions to real challenges. WPI emphasizes project-based learning, and collaborative work is a core element of this degree. 

  • Courses

    REQUIRED CORE COURSES 

    MIS 584. Business Intelligence 

    OIE 552. Modeling and Optimizing Processes 

    MIS 502. Data Management for Analytics 

    SPECIALIZATIONS 

    Students must fulfill two specializations. 

    Advanced Business Analytics Methods 

    Complete all three courses 

    MIS 587. Business Applications in Machine Learning 

    OIE 559. Advanced Prescriptive Analytics: From Data to Impact

    MKT 562. Marketing Research 

    Marketing Analytics 

    Complete three courses 

    Choose between: 

    MKT 500. Marketing Strategy 

    or 

    MKT 561. Consumer Behavior and Analytics

    Take both: 

    MKT 565. Digital Marketing 

    MKT 568. Data Mining Business Applications 

    Operations Analytics 

    Complete any three courses 

    OIE 501. Operations Management

    OIE 542. Risk Management and Decision Analysis

    OIE 544. Supply Chain Analysis and Design 

    OIE 548. Performance Analytics 

    OIE 558. Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes 

    CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE 

    Students must complete a two-course capstone project experience, as follows: 

    OBC 505. Teaming and Organizing for Innovation 

    BUS 596. Master of Science Capstone Project

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We teach our students a lot of different software and tools. By the end of the program, they have a huge toolkit that can be used for decision-making and other business issues, and that they can list on their resume or CV.
Purvi Shah
Associate Professor of Business

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 BurningGlass.com