#10 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

Applied Business Analytics Graduate Programs

Earn your master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate from a leading research university

Staying competitive in business means connecting effectively with those who need your product. So, who is your target audience? What motivates them, what concerns do they have, and how do they behave as consumers? More than ever, companies seek leaders with the analytical skills to unlock the value within burgeoning amounts of data in order to develop effective strategies. The Master of Science and Graduate Certificate in Applied Business Analytics at Boston University—one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions—can help you develop these capabilities.

Top Reasons to Choose BU’s Applied Business Analytics Programs

  • Convenient part-time study options, evenings on campus or 100% online
  • Complete in as few as 16–24 months
  • Small, online, facilitator-led mentoring groups (facilitator/student ratio 1:15)
  • Comprehensive financial assistance available
  • No GRE/GMAT required

Advance Your Career in the Developing Industry of Business Analytics

By 2025, it is expected that the “Global Datasphere” will comprise 175 zettabytes of data and that 75 percent of the world’s population will interact with data (Data Age 2025, International Data Corporation 2018). Businesses today need talent who can transform that resource into a valuable catalyst for business growth. Boston University’s Applied Business Analytics graduate programs provide hands-on experience with a variety of analytical models and decision-support tools that can be applied in the areas of marketing, operations, product and technology innovations, financial services, human resource management, and other areas.

As a graduate of MET’s Applied Business Analytics program, you will be able to analyze data-driven business processes, select appropriate analytical methods to monitor and identify performance issues, prescribe possible outcomes, and propose optimal data-based solutions. We offer the following programs in Applied Business Analytics:

  • Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics (on campus and online)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Business Analytics (on campus and online)

A non-credit Pre-Analytics Laboratory (AD 100) designed for those who want to test their aptitude for this field is also offered.

For those with a computer science background who are interested in learning to mine and leverage data to create better products, gather insights, and make predictions, MET offers additional graduate programs in Data Analytics through the Department of Computer Science. Visit our Data Analytics page for more information.

Harness the Power of Data and Tell Its Story

Our ability to collect, mine, and utilize massive amounts of data continues to transform every aspect of our lives. With applications within every major industry—including healthcare, tech, finance, communication, entertainment, energy, transportation, government, and manufacturing, to name a few—knowing how to analyze data, develop insights from information, and employ findings in business strategy is critical. Of the 2.7 million job postings for data science and analytics roles that PwC predicts by 2020, 67 percent of data analytics posts are for analytics-enabled leadership roles such as chief executive officer, chief data officer, director of IT, human resources manager, financial manager, and marketing manager. The Applied Business Analytics curriculum at MET provides practical, insightful, and adaptable knowledge—tools and skills that can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable to your career growth for years to come.

Applied Business Analytics: Part of Our Portfolio of Analytics-Focused Academic Programs

For over thirty years, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has been offering flexible, part-time degree and certificate programs in business and management. Today, you can pursue your studies evenings on campus or fully online—our online master’s programs in management are ranked among the top in the nation. Offered through MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences, the Applied Business Analytics graduate programs also provide the opportunity to expand your connections with students and professionals around the world.

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