MS in Business Analytics at UVA
A new degree delivered partnership by the Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce
As the use of big data and business analytics grows across industries, employers seek professionals who can transform large data sets into deliverables that inform strategic business decisions, drive value and create competitive advantage. For those new to analytics, UVA’s 12-month MSBA Program provides ample preparation to transition into a new career in the field. For individuals already working in analytics, the program fills critical gaps in their technical background and provides the soft skills and strategic business perspective required for career advancement.
Students will learn to apply a mix of skills, including advanced analytics, business fundamentals, team and project management, communication, consulting, and design thinking to issues facing businesses today, as well as gain facility with a range of leading-edge programming technologies and data tools, including Tableau, R, Python, SQL, and Hadoop, among others.
Designed to limit students’ time away from the office, the MSBA Program is delivered by Darden and McIntire faculty members via a combination of midweek online classes and team meetings, self-paced distance learning, and weekend residencies in UVA’s new state-of-the-art facilities in the Arlington, Va., district of Rosslyn and on UVA Grounds in Charlottesville.