Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

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In the world of “big data,” every organization needs workers who can apply data analytics to enhance decision making and who can understand trends and competitive drivers. According to McKinsey & Company, the demand for people with “deep analytic” skills will exceed the available workers by as much as 60 percent by 2018. The online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics, offered by the College of Business and Economics, equips students to develop expertise in statistical techniques, data mining, utilizing databases, and analytical tools. “Big data” is driving decision-making in businesses and non-profits and creating a demand for workers with data-analytic skills. WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs 2018 by US News and World Report.

Admissions Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a strong academic record. Degree may be in a number of areas. These are preferred but not required: engineering, business discipline, math, statistics, computer science, management science, most other sciences, operations research, production/operations management, economics, or industrial/organizational psychology. Work experience in the following areas: business intelligence, business analytics, data mining, data warehousing, database management, computer science, programming, web development, web analytics, risk management and related fields.


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses
  • Residency Required

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Master of Science in Business Data Analytics requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Residents and Non-Residents
Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours Cost
1 $820
3 $2,460
6 $4,920
9 $7,380

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.

Next Start Date: August 21, 2019    Apply Now


What can you do with a Master of Science in Business Data Analytics?

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Data Analytics M.S. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Quality Control Analyst

Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

Business Intelligence Analyst

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Business Continuity Planner

Projected Growth: 5-9% *Bright Outlook

Business Professor

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Computer Systems Analyst

Projected Growth: 5-9%


Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Operations Research Analyst

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Business Operations Specialist

Projected Growth: 5-9% *Bright Outlook

Database Administrator

Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

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