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Pursue your master’s in business analytics (MSBA) degree at Regent University.

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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May 10, 2021
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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.

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.

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.

2020-21 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 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Prerequisites:

Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Submit your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. International Applicants

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,05033$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,05042$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,98560$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,98551$50,745

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,07533$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,07542$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,97060$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,97051$50,745

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
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

Part TIme

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,05033$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,05042$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,98560$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,98551$50,745

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,07533$22,275
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,07542$28,350
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,97060$59,700
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,97051$50,745

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
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 felt that Regent gave me a family connection.”

Eve Taylor, Ph.D., 2016 Strategic Leadership

“"I enjoyed how my professors took a personal interest in my success as a student. They were encouragers, listeners, and showed servant leadership."”

Jeff Radford, DSL, 2007

“At Regent, I didn’t have to sort through my academic studies to determine what was consistent with my faith and what was not.”

Michelle Montgomery, MBA, 1987 Owner, Fractional CFO/Controller & Nonprofit Specialist, Michelle R. Montgomery, P.L.L.C.

“I am proud to further Regent University’s conviction of excellence in scholarship, passion for ministry, and devotion to the Word of God.”

Ben Gutierrez, Ph.D., 2004 Organizational Leadership

“"I wanted an education that would better prepare me both academically and spiritually. As a Christian, I'm always looking for ways to transform the world with the love of Christ, and I believe that's exactly what is happening right now thanks to my Regent experience."”

Geralde Gabeau, DSL, 2016 Deputy Director of Youth & Family Enrichment Services