MS Business Analytics

  • College

    School of Business

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Online


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Transform data into insights with a Master of Science in Business Analytics

Organizations and businesses depend on skilled business analysts to track complex datasets and succinctly present that information through actionable insights. This degree program combines business education with data retrieval, analysis, and presentation skills that prepare students to analyze, synthesize, and visually present data effectively in a business setting. Earning a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Mercer University will prepare you to build a rewarding business career with the expertise to lead data-driven business decisions every day.

With flexible learning formats and engaging courses, the M.S. in Business Analytics program will prepare you to:

  • Manage and manipulate data for informed decision-making
  • Master advanced statistical techniques and methodologies used by professionals throughout the field
  • Gain experience with statistical and coding software such as Python, R, and SQL
  • Communicate effectively through oral and visual presentations using Tableau and Power BI

Background knowledge or experience in the field is not required for the M.S. in Business Analytics program. This program is STEM-eligible.

Choose your program format

Whether you are a working professional or are a recent graduate just beginning your career journey, pursue your graduate business analytics degree in a format that works best for you. Program formats include:

  • A weekday, on-campus format consisting of in-person classes on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. Business analytics students who choose this format complete the program in 16 months and have two enrollment options: January or August.
  • An online format consisting of online classes that is completed in 15 months. Online M.S. in Business Analytics students will complete an in-person orientation at Mercer’s Atlanta campus. The online format enrolls in January.

Your business analytics program experience

The best business analytics programs provide challenging curriculum, opportunities for practical application, and tools for professional networking. From industry-connected faculty and supportive peers to hands-on learning creating data-driven solutions for real business problems, Mercer has the resources to help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Explore M.S. in Business Analytics courses

As you earn your graduate degree, you will strengthen essential communication skills to reach diverse audiences. You will learn to apply quantitative tools like probability, statistics, and simulations to translate data into action. And you will develop skills that can apply to many industries. Some courses in the M.S. in Business Analytics program include:

  • Statistics for Business Analytics
  • Marketing and Social Media Analytics
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Affecting Big Data

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View the complete program requirements for the M.S. in Business Analytics program.

Achieve your career goals

What is a business analytics degree at Mercer? It is preparation for fast-growing careers, mastering the skills and tools used by leaders in the field, and creating opportunities for you to excel, both as a student and as a professional. When you earn a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Mercer, you carve a path toward a rewarding job in a growing field. Graduates work as professionals in positions such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Officer
  • Business Operations
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Health Care Data Analyst
  • Lead Business Analyst
  • Marketing Data Analyst
  • Pricing Strategy Analyst
  • Project Developer
  • Power BI Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Technology Consultant
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Graduates of the program have interned and work at top companies and organizations, including:

  • BlackRock
  • Blueera
  • C4i Technologies, Inc.
  • Coca-Cola
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • E*Trade
  • Ernst and Young
  • Gas South
  • Informa Intelligence
  • Inspire Brands
  • KPMG
  • Norfolk Southern
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Pfizer
  • Southern Company
  • Takeda
  • Truist
  • UPS
  • VonExpy
  • VyoO
  • WarnerMedia

Connect with us and learn more about the M.S. in Business Analytics program

  • Schedule a personalized admissions counseling appointment—By making a personalized admissions appointment, you can ask questions, discuss the MS Business Analytics program in detail, and learn more about program courses and which program format is best for you.

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Class Profiles
Fall 2020 – Weekday Format Spring 2021 – Weekday Format Spring 2021 – Weekend Format
1-2 average years of work experience 3.6 average years of work experience 7.5 average years of work experience
32% business-related bachelor’s degree 32% business-related bachelor’s degree 52% business-related bachelor’s degree
68% non-business bachelor’s degree 60% non-business bachelor’s degree 48% non business related bachelor’s degree
25% engineering
43% other – economics, math, nursing, and healthcare administration

25% engineering
8% economics
35% other

29% engineering
19% other

35% female 27% female 35% female
30% international 14% international

Mercer's M.S. in Business Analytics program provided an excellent opportunity to help me achieve my goals in business analytics through challenging courses and within an accommodating format for working professionals.

Matt Green, MSBA, '17
Senior Product Manager, AdminaHealth

Matt Green

Mercer’s Master of Science in Business Analytics prepared me to achieve a successful career in business because it approached analytics from a business perspective rather than focusing only on the quantitative aspects.

Shannon Coburn, MSBA, ’18
Senior Business Science Analyst, Truist

Shannon Coburn

Learn from Experienced Faculty

Expert faculty lead the best business analytics programs. Mercer's business analytics graduate program faculty are experienced professionals who teach you to apply theories and methods to create real solutions.

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