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Program Overview

The MS in Business Analytics program offered at Montclair State University is designed to meet the growing demand for business analytics professionals and prepare graduates to conduct planning, decision-making and operations using timely, fact-based insights and knowledge.  The program is aimed at working professionals from technical or business backgrounds, who seek career advancement, enhancement or change.

Students will gain competitive advantage with an industry-aligned curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and access to a diverse network of experts and practitioners. Coursework emphasizes analytics skills for statistical/predictive modeling, and includes enterprise architecture, data visualization & management and data mining. Throughout the program, participants apply those skills in assessing real-world business problems and opportunities. Emphasis is placed on developing actionable solutions and recommendations, and effectively communicating results to business managers and other stakeholders . Students emerge with the strategic asset most companies are seeking:  expertise in analyzing complex business challenges using appropriate data and up-to-date technology and tools.

Our 10 course/30 credit program is cohort-based and designed for full or part-time study. Students may start the Full-time Blended program in Fall or Spring and the Part-time Blended MSBA program in the Fall semester. They will enroll in both on-ground and online courses, with program completion in 16 – 21 months. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in our fully Online MSBA program which can be completed in as few as 20 months. In addition, Undergraduate students pursuing several approved majors at Montclair State University also have the opportunity to pursue our 4+1 Bachelor’s / MSBA Program.

Why Pursue Business Analytics at Montclair State University?

  • AACSB-Accredited University
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • The program is led and taught by expert faculty with outstanding academic qualifications and industry experience
  • The curriculum is continuously reviewed and updated to ensure relevance in the marketplace
  • The Feliciano School of Business is the second-largest in the state and the "Most Innovative Business School in NJ"

Professional Opportunities

Our MS in Business Analytics graduates are well-prepared to succeed across business functions and in diverse industries and jobs, including consumer research, finance, marketing, supply chain management, healthcare, risk management, security, fraud detection, retail sales analysis, market research and insurance analysis.  Business analytics professionals also serve as internal consultants on a range of projects within their organization.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

The MS in Business Analytics program provides a strong foundation in data mining and management statistical and predictive modeling, preparing and working with structured and unstructured data, enterprise architecture, knowledge discovery, pricing analytics, analytical reporting, segmentation analysis, and data visualization.

The required courses supply depth of knowledge in the use of analytics to identify trends and patterns and refine and develop strategies suggested by the data.  The program culminates in an industry-based practicum.   

Ideal candidates

We seek students with strong quantitative abilities and a desire to leverage analytical tools and technologies to uncover business solutions. Ideal applicants will hold an undergraduate degree in business, science, math or another technical field and have three or more years of work experience

Contact Us

Dr. Marina Johnson
Email:  bizanalytics@montclair.edu or johnsonmari@montclair.edu
Phone: (973) 655-3513
Office: Feliciano School of Business, Room 482

Benjamin Lewis
Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator
MBA & Graduate Programs Office
Phone: 973-655-4307
E-mail: bizanalytics@montclair.edu