MS Business Analytics

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    School of Business

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Transform data into actionable insights

Converting data into information to guide business decisions is a skill highly sought after by today’s employers. Mercer University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed for the detail-oriented problem solver seeking to pursue or advance their career in the growing field of data and business analytics. 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. Background knowledge or experience in business analytics is not required. This program is STEM eligible.

  • Learn to manage and manipulate data for informed decision making
  • Increase understanding of statistical techniques and methodologies including regression, cluster analysis, optimization, and others
  • Gain experience using statistical and coding software packages such as Python, R, and SQL
  • Develop data visualization skills and present results to others with Tableau and Power BI

Flexible formats

The MS in Business Analytics is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus in two cohort delivery models:

  • A weekday format consisting of on-campus classes that is completed in 16 months. Students are enrolled twice per year in January or August.
  • A weekend format that combines Saturday classes with online meetings that is completed in 15 months. Classes meet in-person five Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a midday break, and online three times per eight-week term. On-campus classes include in-depth discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on individual and group exercises. Students are enrolled once per year in January.

Professional development

Mercer’s MS in Business Analytics provides students the opportunity to enhance skills within their current positions or launch a career in the field. Graduates of the program work as professionals in a variety of 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

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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

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