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Business Analytics

Master of Science
  • 30 Credits
  • School of Business
  • Manhattan
  • Online
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Business Analytics Overview

The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares its graduates for employment in a high growth area of the economy. The program is offered to candidates who wish to enter or advance their careers in that field. 

Business Analytics graduates are in high demand, as the business world is undergoing a data revolution. Most companies are now gathering data with the objective of driving business decisions, and there is an identified and pressing lack of skilled graduates at the intersection of business and data science. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Management analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Operations manager
  • Analytics consultant                                                          

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4 Core Competencies

  • Business acumen
  • Applied mathematical modeling
  • Computer programming skills (for business)
  • Impactful communication of analyses and results

Admissions Requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Candidates will submit an application package containing:
    • Resumé
    • Personal Statement ( motivations, career plans, etc.)
    • Academic transcript of bachelor's degree
  • Interview
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Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, students should be able to:


Students will be able to give accurate descriptions and critical thoughts on how data flows within an organization and how it adds value to the organization

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Students will be able to utilize applicable statistical methods and tools to achieve specific outcomes using data


Students will be able to develop data-driven stories with the intent to:  inform, educate or persuade through analysis and visual representation of data

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Students will be able to critically think about the role of tools in analytics, current limitations and opportunities (and needs) for growth in data and analytics


Students will be able to identify ethical pitfalls faced in the utilization, manipulation, and management of data in an organization


Students will be able to form thoughtful arguments on the role of data, automation, technology and the human processes that achieve optimal balance in decision-making in business

Frequently Asked Questions

The degree can be completed in one year.

Classes are offered in Manhattan. Some courses are also offered online.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for graduate business students. 

Visit our Scholarships page for additional information.

Yes. Many find the workload challenging but manageable.

No, GMATs are not required for admittance to Mercy’s Business Analytics Program. They may be used optionally.

Students interested in Graduate Business programs should apply using Mercy's application

Program Details & Curriculum

Business Analytics Courses: 30 Credits
Total: 30 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.

  1. Students are expected to develop a comprehensive understanding of how data flows within an organization and how data and associated tools add value to the organization
  2. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods to manipulate data in order to formulate strategic insights with it
  3. Students are expected to demonstrate effective professional written, oral, and presentation skills of complex quantitative data
  4. Student are expected develop a broader perspective of the future of analytics and emerging tools and methodologies
  5. Students are expected to evaluate ethical issues in analyzing, utilizing, and managing data
  6. Students are expected to develop awareness of the benefits and limitations of data and technology in order to most effectively utilize it in decision-making

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2022 - 2023 M.S. Business Analytics


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