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M.S. in Business Analytics

Turn Big Data into a Bold Career Move With an MSBA Degree

Regent’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree gives you comprehensive training in one of the fastest-growing fields. We emphasize ethics, strategies to protect data integrity, and upholding the privacy of individuals and organizations. For those already working in business analytics, the program will fill important gaps in your technical and soft skills needed for career advancement into senior positions.

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October 24, 2022
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ACCELERATE YOUR INCOME

Leverage your marketability in the face of a data analyst shortage – and command a six-figure salary.

BECOME A STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKER

Mine big data to make effective business decisions that improve the performance of your organization.

BUILD IN-DEMAND SKILLS THROUGH THE MSBA PROGRAM

Learn how to transform large, unstructured data sets into deliverables that drive value and create competitive advantage.

You’ll gain expertise in business processes, high-level mathematics, computer science and statistics, predictive analytics, data mining, optimization, risk analysis, and data visualization – all from a biblical worldview. On completing BAN630 Predictive Analytics (3) and BAN635 Data Mining (3) courses, you will also earn a digital SAS badge indicating a Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization.

This immersive program offers hands-on experience with applications of the latest data analytics tools in real-world business scenarios. These tools include the SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, R, R-Studio, and Analytic Solver.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Regent University Ranked #7 of 10 Best Online Data Analytics Programs | SuccessfulStudent.org, 2020

After completing this Master’s in Business Analytics online, you will be able to:

  • Provide data-driven leadership across a wide variety of industries and functions, including marketing, finance, operations management, retail, manufacturing, banking and healthcare.
  • Present data and predictions using top industry tools and foundational analytic concepts.
  • Analyze best practices for corporate data storage and handling.
  • Apply the use of modern analytical software, algorithms and methodologies through hands-on experience.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

  • Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs in the U.S.
  • A growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to generate strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. 
  • In 2021, the median annual income for business and financial occupations was $30,000 higher per year than the median wage for all occupations in the U.S.

Career Opportunities

  • Database Analyst
  • SAS Programmer
  • Business Analytics Expert
  • Statistician
  • Security Analyst
  • Fraud/Risk Manager

Development of a deep understanding of the organization, positions, purpose, methods, informational processes, and decision-making mechanisms of the corporation.

The ethical conduct of business organizations as specifically related to the gathering, storage, analysis, dissemination, and use of public and private data.

Survey of central issues related to corporate data storage and handling, and the role and value of data analytics in parsing large volumes of complex multi-source data to meet the decision-making needs of contemporary organizations.

The fundamentals of statistical exploration and visualization techniques, including descriptive statistics and probability distributions, inferential statistics, parametric and non-parametric hypothesis tests and regression analysis. Cross-listed with GOV 525.

Hands-on use of modern analytical software, algorithms, and methodologies to solve discrete real-world case studies as key aids to rational decision-making in organizations.

Introduction to technologies, principles, and activities involved in corporate data management, primarily data warehousing.

Covers foundational analytics concepts using selected industry tools, eg. AZURE, and methods for interpreting business requirements, describing, summarizing, and presenting data, and making predictions using statistical analysis.

Techniques to intelligently extract and analyze useful information stored in large data sets using machine learning algorithms such as Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH), web analytics and social network analysis, decision trees and their applications in business intelligence, are covered.

Introduction to R (an open-source programming language for statistics and graphics), widely used within corporations, non-profits, and government, and related languages.

Building upon the tools and techniques of the M.S. in Business Analytics curriculum, teams of three (or less) students will conduct an applied analytical research project to address an important industry-supplied issue. Course should be completed in the final semester of study.

2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school’s tuition rate.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

SAS Badge

SAS-Regent University Academic Specialization in Business Analytics

The Regent University School of Business & Leadership Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program emphasizes ethics, strategies to protect data integrity, and the upholding of privacy of individuals and organizations. For those already working in business analytics, the program fills important gaps in the technical and soft skills needed for career advancement into senior data analytics positions. In partnership with SAS – the recognized analytics leader and trusted analytics powerhouse – students who successfully complete BAN630 Predictive Analytics (3) and BAN635 Data Mining (3) will be awarded a digital SAS badge indicating a Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization. This digital badge can be used in email signatures or digital résumés, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital image contains verified metadata that describes individuals’ qualifications and the process required to earn them. SAS’ digital badging platform provides:

  • Web-enabled version of credential that can be shared online.
  • Labor market insights that connect skills to jobs.
  • Trusted method for real-time credential verification.

“I’ve been able to continue to employ what I learned at Regent in the doctoral program to every position I’ve had since then.”

Rick Richardson, Ph.D., 2007 Organizational Leadership

“Four years, thousands of words read and written, two babies, one move, and countless moments in between ... and here I am, Dr. Alicia Granholm! I'm humbled and honored to wear this hood. And I can't think of a better time to be able to serve leaders well!”

Alicia Granholm, DSL, 2020 Founder & Consultant, Alicia Granholm Consulting

“I have had an extensive career of over 25 years in healthcare. This opportunity is a result of God’s favor and my recently obtained degree. I am very excited and grateful for the doors already opening as a result of my time at Regent.”

Lois Anderson, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2021 Organization Development Consultant, Capital Region Health, University of Maryland Medical System

“It’s official, I can finally use my new title! Dr. Ashley Dash at your service for all of your career and professional development needs!”

Ashley Dash, DSL, 2020 Founder, Career & Professional Development

“Regent does a really good job of helping you realize that you are supposed to do something, and I’m appreciative for that exposure and experience.”

Kenneth Chandler, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, 2015