McDonough School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

Discover how to create, share, and sustain value using data. Study under renowned faculty and build a solid foundation for business decision-making. Get your degree online from a world-class institution that opens doors for you across the globe.

#2Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Programs in the U.S. Fortune
82%changed jobs within 6 monthsClass of 2022
$119,106average base salaryClass of 2022

Master the Data that Builds Business — with the Brand that Builds Your Career

The online Master in Business Analytics offered by Georgetown’s prestigious McDonough School of Business — ranked as one of the top 15 business schools in North America by the Financial Times — is a 16-month program that demonstrates how to drive value-based decisions by combining leading-edge analytics and critical-business skills.

In this premier program, you will discover a rigorous curriculum designed to immerse you in a rich, experiential learning environment. It includes weekly, synchronous sessions in which you join your cohort of classmates and Georgetown’s world-class faculty in a virtual classroom to address practical business challenges. Together you will discover how to structure problems, obtain and manage data, apply analytical tools and methods, and generate insights that enhance business value.

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MSBA Courses

Throughout the online MSBA program, you will complete 18 courses that demonstrate how to analyze data and derive valuable insights across all business functions, and to lead change within organizations. You will explore case studies, use real-world databases, and learn how to use the latest analytics tools and technologies.

The program includes two required and intensive seven-day residencies where students earn credit, meet faculty and students in their cohort, and connect with program resources. It concludes with a capstone project that applies the concepts, methods, and tools learned in the program to a business analytics challenge with a local, national, or global sponsor.

Student Learning with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft

Students also participate in hands-on training and demonstrations from both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft to build the comprehensive data skills needed for success in the field. Through independent collaborations with both companies, Georgetown provides students with hands-on, dynamic learning opportunities using industry tools for cloud computing such as AWS and others, as well as top data visualization tools including Microsoft Power BI and Tableau.

By graduation, you will speak the language of data to effectively communicate with critical stakeholders and lead your organization. This provides your foundation to create, share, and sustain value for business and society.

Experience Premier Online Learning

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Georgetown McDonough’s Master of Science in Business Analytics delivers a practical business analytics education from a world-class institution that opens doors and gives you a strong competitive edge in your career. You will study in a cohort with small class sizes and team-based learning so you can benefit from the diverse experiences of your classmates and professors and build strong relationships that last well beyond graduation.

Throughout the program, you will have access to specialized training and certification courses, demonstrations from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft employees, and more. Our collaborations with AWS and Microsoft help you form industry connections and gain valuable insight from trained cloud architects working in the field.

You will also connect to Georgetown’s vast global alumni network and have lifelong access to our incredible support system in career services that starts the moment you enroll. Early on, you can access our dedicated career services to start a career assessment, attend on-demand workshops, develop your resume, and learn about worldwide opportunities and successful strategies to advance your career.

Throughout your entire career, we remain dedicated to your success. You can contact us at any point to provide guidance on salary negotiations, career coaching, and to help connect you to the right people.

Cohort at a Glance

30average ageClass of 2023
6average years of work experienceClass of 2023
3.4average GPAClass of 2023
26%U.S. underrepresented minorities*Class of 2023
44%U.S. diversity**Class of 2023
35%femaleClass of 2023
22%militaryClass of 2023

*Signifies African American and Hispanic American
**Signifies African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American

Industries Represented

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Fields of Undergraduate Study

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