- Finish in 16 months
- 30 credits
- Courses are 7 weeks
- Classes start Fall 2023
Chart your career to advance in a data-driven world with a master’s program that brings together leading-edge analytics and critical business skills. Earn your M.S. in Business Analytics online at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, ranked as one of the Top 15 Business Schools in North America.
Our rigorous curriculum includes weekly, synchronous sessions in which you join your cohort of classmates and prominent faculty in a virtual classroom to address practical business challenges. Together, you will discover how to structure problems, obtain and manage data, apply analytical tools and methods, and generate insights. At graduation, you will be ready for a range of careers in business data analytics.
Industry Collaborations with Amazon & Microsoft for Cutting-Edge, Hands-On Learning
Cohort Learning Model
Valuable Career Support & Dedicated Resources Available
Strong Networking Opportunities & Alumni Engagement
Military Friendly — No Application Fee
Top 15 Best Business Schools in North America – Financial Times
Learn to speak the language of data and communicate it effectively to stakeholders so you can create, share and sustain the value it brings to business. Complete the following 18 courses, including a hands-on capstone project, in 16 months.
We have also established independent collaborations with both Amazon and Microsoft that allow you to take advantage of training and certification courses, demonstrations with cloud-computing solutions architects, and other hands-on learning opportunities throughout your program and during the program capstone and residencies.
Statistics for Business Analytics
Machine Learning I
Machine Learning II
Programming I: Introduction to Data
Programming II: Data Infrastructure
Programming III: Working with Big Data
Applied Economics and Modeling
Strategic Marketing Analytics
Modeling Analytics in Operations
Using Data to Lead Change (opening residency)
Visualization and Storytelling Data (opening residency)
Psychology of Big Data (mid-program residency)
Research Design (mid-program residency)
Data Ethics and Privacy
The Capstone Project is the peak intellectual learning experience for students in the Georgetown MSBA Program. The course is over two terms, and applies the concepts, methods, and tools learned in the program to a challenging business analytics problem with a local, national or global organization as the project sponsor. Student teams will put into practice the process of defining the organizational challenge, identifying and/or collecting necessary data, analyzing possible courses of action and making a recommendation, culminating with a presentation to faculty and project sponsors.
The program includes two five-day residencies, each one occurring over a long weekend. The residencies are designed to enhance learning on complex topics while giving you opportunities to network and form a deeper connection with faculty, students and administrators in the program. The first residency will introduce the program, the curriculum, technology, and the resources available to students. The second residency, which occurs mid-way through the curriculum, will include two courses and introduce the Capstone Project.
Training and demonstrations from both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing may be incorporated throughout both residencies. You will participate in live demonstrations and hands-on training sessions, as well as have access to cutting-edge industry tools and platforms like the AWS Academy, Microsoft Azure, Power BI, and more. These learning experiences are designed to build your skills in cloud-based IT, analytics, data science, machine learning, business intelligence, dashboarding, and more.
*Please note, the MSBA program is following Georgetown University’s COVID-19 protocols, which also consider the requirements that the District of Columbia sets forth. While there may be some changes to the delivery format for the residency, students can expect an exceptional learning experience and dedication to connect with peers and faculty.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, located in Washington, D.C., prepares students to become globally minded, principled leaders ready to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society.
About Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
The McDonough School of Business is widely regarded as one of the world's leading business schools. Its finance program consists of a vibrant community of award-winning scholars, teachers and policy-makers, many of whom have excelled in some of the world's leading financial firms.