In nearly every sector, companies are seeking skilled leaders to transform troves of data into profit.

About the Program

Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business launches its STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) in Fall 2021. Open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any major, this unique 9-month plus internship program allows entry-level students to gain experience in the field using the vast industry network of the Eberhardt Career Management Center. The hybrid program blends online learning with on-campus evening classes at Pacific’s Stockton campus. With a curriculum built to align with the International Institute of Business Analytics standards, students will gain the essential skills and knowledge required to be successful leaders of data-informed business strategy.

Surging Demand

Graduates with an analytics degree in business will be met with one of the fastest-growing and most versatile employment fields in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor states that “employment growth will be driven by an increasing use of data and market research across many industries.” Whether it is analytics applied to market research, operations research, or financial research, employment growth is projected to range from 11% to 25% from 2019 to 2029 in business analytics fields, which is must faster than the average for all occupations. The increase in the collection and analyses of “big data”— extremely large sets of information in every industry — will provide the need for individuals who can gather, interpret, and analyze data to optimize decision-making.  

25% tuition discount available*
 

Built-in real-world internship
 

Finish the curriculum in just 9 months

Eberhardt Students
Adaptive & Flexible Format

The program curriculum is taught in a 7-week course structure, allowing students to focus on just two subjects at a time while still accelerating through the program in under a year. For students who seek to work full-time, the program can flex to meet your needs. Take a reduced course load with the option to take courses over two academic years and complete a capstone experience at your place of work in lieu of the required internship.

The Eberhardt School of Business develops knowledgeable, innovative business leaders in a personalized, experience-based learning environment and produces scholarship that contributes to disciplinary knowledge, informs teaching, and advances the practice of business.

We share a set of underlying principles that govern our behaviors and our ability to achieve our mission:

  • Maintaining a student-centered learning environment
  • Educating the whole person
  • Stimulating intellectual growth
  • Maintaining a mutually supportive community of faculty, staff, and students
  • Engaging external stakeholders
  • Promoting excellence
  • Being socially responsible
  • Behaving ethically and with integrity
  • Providing service to the university, community, and profession
     

Graduates of the MS in Business Analytics program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in mathematics, statistics, programming, and software tools for business analytics
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written forms at a high level of professional expectations
  • Translate and analyze data into presentable and actionable business/managerial solutions with an awareness of ethical issues in the field

The admission process involves a holistic review of each applicant’s background and experiences. The following are required for admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Applicants with a GPA between 2.65-2.99 may be considered if they have relevant work experience or certificate coursework completed that speaks to their ability to be successful in the program.
  • Official transcripts* 
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated quantitative capabilities
    • Applicants may demonstrate their quantitative capabilities through successful undergraduate coursework in statistics (MATH 37 or equivalent), relevant work experience, minimum GMAT Quantitative Reasoning Score of 40, or a minimum GRE Quantitative Reasoning Score of 152. If the applicant’s quantitative abilities are not demonstrated in the application, the applicant will be asked to enroll in a pre-approved course and successfully complete it with a minimum course grade of "B."

*Official transcripts for all course work taken after high school are required to complete your application. Official transcripts should be sent directly to GradCAS, detailed instructions including address can be found under the Sending Official Transcripts to GradCAS menu.
 

Full-Time 9-Month Course Sequence

Fall Semester (16 units)
MSBA 210 — Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 220 — Business Concepts and Applications of Analytics (3)
MSBA 230 — Database Management with SQL and R (3)
MSBA 232 — Programming for Data Science (Online) (1)
MSBA 235 — Research Methods & Ethics (3)
MSBA 285 — Capstone Project I (3)

Spring Semester (15)
MSBA 240 — Advanced Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 250 — Applied Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 260 — Leading the Analytics Organization (3)
MSBA 265 — Special Analytics Topics (3)
MSBA 286 — Capstone Project II (3)

Part-Time 2-Year Course Sequence 

Fall Semester Year 1 (9)
MSBA 210 — Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 220 — Business Concepts and Applications of Analytics (3)
MSBA 235 — Research Methods & Ethics (3)

Spring Semester Year 1 (6)
MSBA 240 — Advanced Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 265 — Special Analytics Topics (3)

Fall Semester Year 2 (7)
MSBA 232 — Programming for Data Science (Online) (1)
MSBA 230 — Database Management with SQL and R (3)
MSBA 285 — Capstone Project I (3)

Spring Semester Year 2 (9)
MSBA 250 — Applied Business Analytics 
MSBA 260 — Leading the Analytics Organization
MSBA 286 — Capstone Project II


Part-Time 3-Year Course Sequence

Fall Semester Year 1 (6)
MSBA 210 — Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 220 — Business Concepts and Applications of Analytics (3)

Spring Semester Year 1 (3)
MSBA 240 — Advanced Business Analytics (3)

Fall Semester Year 2 (6)
MSBA 230 — Database Management with SQL and R (3)
MSBA 235 — Research Methods & Ethics (3)

Spring Semester Year 2 (6)
MSBA 265 — Special Analytics Topics (3)
MSBA 250 — Applied Business Analytics (3)

Fall Semester Year 3 (4)
MSBA 232 — Programming for Data Science (Online) (1)
MSBA 285 — Capstone Project I (3)

Spring Semester Year 3 (6)
MSBA 260 — Leading the Analytics Organization (3)
MSBA 286 — Capstone Project II (3)


* All courses are either hybrid or online unless otherwise noted. Classes are offered in the afternoons and evenings during the week. 
** Program, course offerings, and schedule are subject to change.

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Professor Albert Huang
Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics
Dr. Albert Huang

“The Master of Science in Business Analytics develops graduate students with the essential abilities to use data effectively and strategically for business people regardless of industries or job functions.”

Eberhardt School of Business
AACSB Accredited

Business programs offered by the Eberhardt School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier business school accrediting organization in the world. The five-year continuous review process ensures students and employers of the most current and high-quality programs. Learn more about the AACSB and the continuous review accreditation process. Learn more about what it means for you to attend an AACSB accredited school.

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*Program pending WASC approval.

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Eberhardt School of Business
209.942.7687

3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA  95211