Advance your Career with Business Analytics
Graduate-level education you need to move ahead in today’s data-driven business industry.
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100% online degree designed for working professionals. 2 convenient start dates per year. Complete in 24 months. GRE/GMAT waivers available.
Leverage your degree from a top university meeting industry demand with a unique fusion of STEM and key non-stem disciplines.
Earn a credential and advance your career while you work toward your MS. The 4-course graduate advanced certificate counts toward your MS degree.
Business analysts can transition into 19 distinct occupation groups, and are in demand across disciplines, fields, and domains.


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.

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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.

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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.

Data analysis skills are in 55% of all job postings related to this field and projected to grow to 82% by 2026. Business process analysis skills are in 41% of postings. Data visualization and tableau skills are projected to grow by 87%, with machine learning demand growing by 102%.
Data Science
The need for skills in artificial intelligence has grown 190% over the last two years and is projected to grow 128% by 2026. Demand for deep learning skills will grow 135%. Leading industry skills, tools, and processes are used extensively in application-focused projects.
Software, Systems & Technology
Demand for SAP skills is growing by 78%. Expertise in Python and R is growing by 61%, and these skills appear in 30% of the job postings for this field. Blockchain skills are growing by 245%. You’ll learn how to select and implement industry-standard technology and systems in relation to key managerial and organizational issues to be solved.
Industry-Specific Applications
Apply in-demand skills like R and Python in a financial context such investments analysis, portfolio construction and risk management. You’ll use SAS—a skill found in 47% of marketing analytics job postings--to complete guided projects using real-time data from various sources to formulate your analysis.

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.


Connect with Admissions Advisor, Karen Palmer