Master of Science in Business Analytics

Launch your career in the age of analytics

Earn a Master's Degree Designed for Leaders in Business Analytics. Taught by world-class faculty and leading researchers in the field, the intensive one-year Master of Science in Business Analytics program, thoroughly prepares you to handle large volumes of structured and unstructured data and apply a variety of analytic methods to the data in different business contexts.

Customize your Business Analytics degree with three flexible tracks:

  • Data Analytics – actuaries, database administrators, financial analysts, information security analysts, management analysts, survey researchers
  • Marketing Analytics – market research analysts, marketing specialists, marketing managers, sales managers, survey researchers
  • Operations Analytics – analytics specialist, financial analysts, management analysts, operations research analysts, statisticians, transportation, storage and distribution managers

How we measure up:

  • STEM-certified (36 months of Optional Practical Training)
  • GMAT/GRE waived for qualified applicants
  • Admitted Califionia Residents will receive a $10,000 Scholarship
  • Personalized career support in job search, career advising, development and management, and access to site visits with notable companies
  • Classes and networking opportunities with the full portfolio of Merage students and Alumni
  • Capstone Experience with notable companies like Experian, Disney, Amazon, LA Rams and other globally recognized organizations
  • "I'd realized I reached that point in my career where I couldn't advance further without forming the right balance of business judgment and statistical skills. I refused to limit myself and thus, the MSBA program at UCI was my answer. I knew I could advance my education and continue my career growth as UCI prepares me to lead a digitally driven world." Rimo Das, MSBA '18
    Data Scientist, LodgIQ
  • "UCI and the MSBA program represent the nexus of higher education in Southern California. I spent a lot of time researching the pros and cons of similar programs. UCI's careful development of the MSBA curriculum, capstone project and career services were clear differentiators… and who doesn't love Orange County?!"Javier Orraca, MSBA '19
  • "As a masters student in the MSBA Program, I want to help prospective students to realize their potential as business leaders. I also want to be an advocate, and help bridge the gap between females and STEM-related fields. By sharing my experiences, I hope to inspire others to start their journey into analytics and business at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business."Brianna Chew, MSBA '19

A Top-Ranked University and Business School - UCI and the Merage School

  • No. 1 in the world for percentage of female faculty (Financial Times, 2020)
  • No. 9 Public University in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • MONEY magazine ranked UCI #1 best public university in the nation
  • 38th Most Entrepreneurial School as ranked by
  • The New York Times ranks UCI #1 in the nation doing the most for the American dream

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