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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. There are no GMAT/GRE requirements. Regent has been ranked among top national universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023) and offers an Executive Mentor Program to student of the School of Business & Leadership. Experience the difference during your MSBA program.

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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.

After completing this Master’s in Business Analytics online, you can:

  • 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, focusing on optimization models and other decision strategies to solve discrete real-world case studies as key aids to rational decision-making in organizations. Prerequisite: BAN 615.
Introduction to technologies, principles, and activities involved in corporate data management, primarily data warehousing.
Uses SAS Enterprise Guide to cover foundational analytics concepts and procedures which are necessary for making predictions based on statistical analyses for decision making purposes. Prerequisite: BAN 620.
Provides students with a foundation in the use and application of machine learning methods to large data sets. Methods covered include classification models, regression models, clustering techniques and neutral networks. Prerequisite: BAN 630.
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.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: 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 in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
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 in Business Administration (DBA)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Philosophy in Business (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
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)$850
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700
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)$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 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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.

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.

“This has been a great experience. Life-changing and thankful to have these new skillsets and understanding.”

Lisa McGrath, MBA, ‘25

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck Donuts

“I came to Regent after the Navy to prepare for a role in public service. I had some innovative ideas in me, and Regent helped me tap into them more. I know I want to help and influence others for Christ, perhaps as a diplomat working for the U.S. State Department.”

Chad McQueen, MBA, 2015

“Proverbs 27:17 states, 'Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.' That's been my Regent experience academically and relationally. I am grateful to have grown together with such amazing people.”

Christian Ellis, B.S. in Business, 2018; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020 Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent University

“Working full time made earning my business degree more challenging, but Regent was a perfect fit for me. The faculty have real-world experiences and helped me use what I was learning to think more broadly and influence decisions at the university where I work.”

Danielle Richter, M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2016 Director of Marketing & Recruiting, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, Midland University