These jobs will grow 15% by 2026
Employers need business analysts to help make data-driven decisions, improve processes and profits, and solve their most pressing business problems.
Return on your investment
World-class faculty – Our faculty engage in current research, and have hands-on expertise in high-technology and business industries. Students benefit from faculty's unique perspectives and experiences.
Acquire analytics skills to become a data-driven leader
Developed and taught by RIT’s esteemed Saunders College of Business faculty, RIT’s online MS degree in business analytics will empower you to turn big data into actionable intelligence. At the intersection of business and data science, business analytics harnesses the power of data analysis to drive and optimize business performance, strategy, and operations.
The online curriculum and faculty are identical to the on-campus program, and online students receive the same distinguished degree. The analytics courses offered focus on a variety of applications across various business disciplines.
Hybrid, complex roles like a business analyst--combining both business and analytics competencies--are high-growth, 20-40% higher-paying than more traditional counterparts, and are immune to the threat of automation. As companies insist on seeing a real return on their investment, the business analyst – with the dual business and IT focus – will play a critical role.
A degree driven by real-time employer demand
Search our curriculum and you’ll find the expertise and skills most frequently posted by employers. Connect with your admissions counselor to learn more.
Earn a credential as you go
RIT’s advanced certificate in accounting and financial analytics is a 12-credit, 4-course graduate-level certificate which will enhance analytics skills in a financial context. This certificate is ideal for professionals with little or no prior experience in data analytics or finance and accounting who need to broaden their analytics knowledge to maintain or advance their careers.
Once you expand your toolkit of skills with financial analysis, you may decide to continue your studies to pursue a master’s degree. The 4 courses that comprise the advanced certificate may be fully applied toward the MS degree in business analytics.
Learn more about the advanced certificate in accounting and financial analytics.
Related graduate-level degrees
RIT’s faculty and curriculum are at the leading edge of creativity, innovation, and design. You may be interested in these degree programs focused on data analytics which also emphasize application of emerging technologies, tools, and strategy to impact and influence industry.
- Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Financial Analytics
- MS in Data Science
- Advanced Certificate in Applied Statistics
- MS in Applied Statistics