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 from a world-class institution that opens doors for you across the globe.
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.
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.
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
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
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- Consumer Goods & Retail
- Energy & Clean Tech
- Entertainment & Media
- Financial Services
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Marketing & Sales
- Technology & New Media
Fields of Undergraduate Study
- Business/Commerce (42%)
- Social Sciences (18%)
- Economics (12%)
- Information Systems (9%)
- Engineering (8%)
- Humanities (7%)
- Math/Physical Sciences (4%)
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Igor Smelyansky to Graduates: Lessons in Leadership During Wartime
When Igor Smelyansky (MBA’05) graduated from Georgetown McDonough in 2005, his goals looked much different than they do today. He was on his way to a successful consulting career in New York City…
May 19, 2023
Jed Raynes (MSBA’23) on the Importance of Networking and Building Connections
As the spring semester comes to a close, Georgetown McDonough is pleased to commemorate the accomplishments of the Class of 2023. This year’s graduating class demonstrated immense commitment,…
May 11, 2023
Wenhui Fang (B’19, MSBA’22) on the Value of Engaging With the Georgetown Network
As the spring semester comes to a close, Georgetown McDonough is pleased to commemorate the accomplishments of our recent graduates. Demonstrating immense resiliency, commitment, discipline, and…
May 5, 2023
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