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Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

Master of Science in Business Data Analytics: 

A degree for 21st Century business professionals

Successful businesses employ data and models to make better decisions and gain a competitive advantage. Vast amounts of data related to customers, suppliers, operations, and financial transactions are collected from a variety of sources, often managed in diverse systems, by multiple stakeholders. Transforming this data into insights that enhance decision-making is a key challenge for businesses of every size, across all industries.                   

An 12-Month MS in Business Data Analytics is for students who want:

  • to excel in a high-demand and rapidly growing field
  • an education that prepares them for real world applied experience that blends concepts from business and data science geared towards business applications
  • to develop skills that cultivate a culture of change and social responsibility

Our unique curriculum creates data storytellers and business strategists prepared to make data-driven decisions that increase competitive business advantage. With this program, graduates will:

  • have the technical analytical skills and business knowledge to address business challenges and create strategic solutions
  • use data analytics to optimize the business operating environment
  • employ data analytics skills and tools to refine business operational decision

NOTE: This program is conducted face-to-face. All courses are available in-person at the CSUSB campus. An F-1 VISA will be provided to international students who are admitted.

As a STEM major, it enables international students to apply for a 12-month post-completion OPT, with an additional 24-month OPT extension.

Some possible job titles waiting for students who complete the degree:

  • Data Analyst 
  • Business Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Analytics Manager, Data Scientist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Reporting Analyst
  • Data Consultant
  • Manager of Analytics and Decision Support
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • HR Data Analyst
  • Big Data and Analytics Consultant
  • Financial Data Analyst

Job Opportunities and Salaries

The state of California is reported to have a higher number of job opportunities than other states for business and data analysts due to the high number of businesses that focus on technology. But wherever you plan to seek employment, Business Data Analytics professionals are in high demand because data analyst jobs are expected to increase across the US 25% between 2019-2029. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

This is a graph showing $98,614 as the average annual salary for data analytics professionals in the United States.

Salaries of Business and Data Analytics positions in the top 10 cities in the US (where such jobs are abundant)

Salaries of Business and Data Analytics jobs in the top 10 US cities
City Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay

Hourly Wage

San Mateo CA $119,784 $9982 $2304 $57.59
Berkeley CA $115,596 $9633 $2223 $55.58
Daly City CA $115,272 $9606 $2217 $55.42
Richmond CA $112,518 $9377 $2164 $55.10
Irvine CA $111,834 $9320 $2151 $53.77
Odessa TX $110,090 $9174 $2117 $52,93
Stamford CT $109,564 $9130 $2107 $52.67
Orange CA $109,253 $9104 $2101 $52.53
Bellevue WA $109,253 $9104 $2101 $52.53
San Francisco CA $109,040 $9087 $2097 $52.42

Find out if this program is right for you! Attend our next Information Session 

Ask your questions and determine if this program will fit your educational and career goals. Click the date of your choice to register, right up to the session time.

Monday April 29 6:00 p.m. PST/PDT

Wednesday May 8 12:00 noon PST/PDT

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