Master of Science in Business Analytics

August 26

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A Master of Science in Business Analytics from a Big Ten institution packs a punch on a resume. Employers know its quality and what it says about you and the value you bring to an organization. Fuel your career through the purposeful curriculum in the online M.S. in Business Analytics at Nebraska. You'll further develop your critical thinking skills and learn how to analyze data in order to solve business problems. The methods and tools introduced in courses designed by expert faculty apply to any industry. The path to your next promotion starts with learning how to manage and analyze data. Create your future through applicable courses, expert faculty, and a flexible program.

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Fuel Your Career with Purposeful Curriculum

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program consists of 30 credit hours, comprised of 8 core courses and 2 elective courses. You can complete the program in as quickly as 5 semesters while enrolled part-time.

Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • GRBA 809: Financial Accounting
  • GRBA 813: Managerial Marketing
  • GRBA 815: Supply Chain Management Strategies
  • GRBA 851: Business Analytics
  • SCMA 851: Predictive Analytics
  • SCMA 852: Data Management and Organization
  • SCMA 853: Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics
  • SCMA 837: Risk and Simulation Modeling


Electives (6 credit hours)

  • MRKT 845: Advanced Marketing Analytics
  • MRKT 850: Data-Driven Marketing Strategy
  • ECON 817: Introductory Econometrics
  • SCMA 854: Advanced Analytics and Big Data
  • SCMA 855: Prescriptive Analytics
  • SCMA 836: Project Management and Implementation
  • SCMA 847: Information Technologies for Operations and Innovation

Admission Requirements

No GRE/GMAT required

The M.S. in Business Analytics program accepts applications year-round and admits students on a rolling basis for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

A completed Graduate School application includes the following: 

  • Completed graduate school application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended 
  • Verification of English proficiency is required if native language is not English
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required
    • Students with less than a 3.0 GPA and minimal work experience, test scores may help improve the application. 
  • 3.0 minimum Undergraduate gpa 
  • Current resume
  • Three professional or academic references

Application Deadlines

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Fall (August) Start

Admission Deadline: August 7

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Spring (January) Start

Admission Deadline: January 5

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Summer (May) Start

Admission Deadline: April 26

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Graduate tuition is assessed by the credit hour and the program. Professional programs may differ. See below for a full listing of the tuition rates that apply to the Busiiness Analytics program. Learn more about tuition and fees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components.

Students are encouraged to:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the deadline to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships.
  • Check with your employer to see if they provide financial support for earning your graduate degree.

*The following tuition and fees were posted for the 2024-25 academic year. Rates are subject to change and will be posted on this page as soon as possible.

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In accordance with Federal Financial Aid requirements, Nebraska provides an estimated Cost of Attendance as a standardized estimate of the overall cost of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a specific period. It represents the best estimate of expenses a student might expect to incur.


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