Sacred Heart University

College of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is home to our Master of Science in Business Analytics program, designed to prepare graduates to collect, analyze, and interpret data. It is designed for students holding or in the process of earning a baccalaureate degree in the fields of business, economics, finance, marketing, mathematics, engineering, or computer science.

The MSBA is a 30-credit program featuring two concentrations:

  • Analytics for managers
  • Healthcare data analytics

Business analytics (BA) is the practice of iterative, methodical exploration of an organization’s data with emphasis on statistical analysis. It focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods. The MSBA program will prepare professionals for collecting, analyzing and interpreting information in order to make sound strategic business decisions.


The MS in Business Analytics is completed in 12 months with hybrid courses taken in trimester format. Courses are offered online with select Saturday sessions. Saturday classes meet at our West Campus in Fairfield, CT from 9am to 5pm.

Preparation for the Workplace

Students will be proficient in Excel, SQL, Tableau and Python.  Students will also be prepared to sit for Python certification at the completion of the program.

STEM Designation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Our STEM-focused program offers cutting-edge training in finance and investment management with a curriculum grounded in rigorous analytics and applied quantitative techniques. Students must demonstrate strength in mathematics, from statistics to the development, critique and use of various financial models. The program includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods and more. STEM Program benefits include:

• Equipping students to compete for jobs in the growing STEM field

• Job-market advantage due to the consistent employment demand in these fields

• Access to higher paying jobs

• Students can be approved to partake in the program for a 12-month or extended 36-month period


Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is regionally accredited by NECHE and is also accredited by AACSB

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 985 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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