Business Analytics MS


Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Analytics.

About the Program

The MS in Business Analytics degree program is designed to enable graduates to be effective translators by using data and models to recognize opportunities and improve organizational decision-making. Data-driven decision-making has been shown to have large positive effects on outcomes of interest to organizations of all types.

The Business Analytics MS leverages the ever-increasing importance of data as a strategic asset to organizations. Students enhance their analytic toolkit with a holistic view of how to improve decision-making through analytics. The degree program is designed to allow students to acquire advanced skills and techniques that can be applied to discipline-specific and more general business problems. Graduates are prepared to meet the growing demand for talent in the areas of managing, analyzing, predicting and discovering insights from the complex data available to modern corporations. They know how to translate data into decisions and decisions into profits.  

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location: Main, Center City, Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Affiliation(s): Research interests of Fox faculty are supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout the Fox School and Temple University.

Areas of Specialization: Optional concentrations are offered in:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Job Prospects: The Fox Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) provides students with career coaching and professional development resources that support the job search. Graduates are hired into such positions as:

  • Big Data Analytics Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Manager of Services or Manufacturing Operations
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: This program requires the student to be matriculated in the degree program or graduate certificate program.

Financing Opportunities: Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are considered domestic students and are typically eligible for federal student loans and alternative loans through private lenders. The Fox School grants 5% tuition scholarships to alumni who are admitted to the program. Scholarship funds are limited and available based on merit.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:


  • December 15 – Early Admissions Deadline
  • March 1 – Scholarship Deadline and International Deadline
  • June 30 – Final Deadline

Applications are reviewed as they are received and can sometimes be considered after the deadline.

APPLY ONLINE to this Fox graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 1

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: The equivalent of a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. For three-year degrees, mark sheets must be evaluated by WES or another NACES organization.

Statement of Goals: Essay prompts can be found in the online application portal.

Standardized Test Scores:
GRE/GMAT: Required. Scores for the GRE typically fall within the following percentile ranges: 50 to 99 Verbal; 80 to 99 Quantitative.

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • Duolingo: 110
  • PTE Academic: 68

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Transfer Credit: Upper-level graduate credits from an AACSB-accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the MS program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
BA 5687Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
STAT 5001Quantitative Methods for Business3
STAT 5602Visualization: The Art of Numbers and the Psychology of Persuasion3
STAT 5603Statistical Learning and Data Mining3
STAT 5605Decision Models: From Data to Decisions3
STAT 5606Data: Care, Feeding, and Cleaning in Python3
STAT 5607Advanced Business Analytics3
Concentration Courses 29
Capstone Course
Select one from the following:3
Business Analytics Capstone
Internship or Externship in Business 3
Capstone in Analytics
Total Credit Hours30

MS with No Concentration

Select three from the following: 19
Internship or Externship in Business
Marketing Research: Techniques and Application
Customer Data Analytics
Lean, Six Sigma, and the Science of Improvement
Project Management
Special Topics
Independent Study
Special Topics - Stat
Experiments: Knowledge by Design
Applied Statistics and Data Science
Survey Techniques for Business Applications
Categorical Data Analysis
Advanced SAS Programming
Total Credit Hours9

MS with Optional Concentration in Finance

Select three from the following:9
Financial Analysis and Strategy
Advanced Corporate Finance
Corporate Valuation
Financial Modeling for Investments and Corporate Finance
Total Credit Hours9

MS with Optional Concentration in Marketing

Select three from the following:9
Marketing Research: Techniques and Application
Customer Data Analytics
Advanced Modalities
Quantitative Pricing and Revenue Analytics
Total Credit Hours9

MS with Optional Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Select three from the following:9
Operations Management
Lean, Six Sigma, and the Science of Improvement
Project Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Total Credit Hours9

Culminating Events:
Capstone Course:
All students in the Business Analytics MS program participate in a capstone experience that is designed to integrate “real world” problems into the curriculum. In general, a sponsoring corporation provides a problem and real data, and students divide into teams to work on the problem. At the end of the term, the top several groups as judged by professors present to the program's advisory board and other corporate judges.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1801 Liacouras Walk

701 Alter Hall (006-22)

Philadelphia, PA 19122



Fax: 215-204-1632

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Academic Director:

Eric Eisenstein

527 Alter Hall


Assistant Director, Business Analytics and Data Science Programs:

Samar Khan

1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 330


Specialized Master's Programs Coordinator:

Rachel Carr

Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master’s Programs