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Our top-ranked Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) fosters an engaging and interactive course experience built to grow your future business endeavors. You will gain access to Villanova School of Business’s online learning hub once enrolled as an MSBA student. Our online environment includes robust resources and activities, allowing you to best prepare for upcoming courses and truly appreciate your MSBA experience.

At the start of your semester, explore the syllabus and get to know your instructor. Villanova’s online MSBA faculty are the same as those who teach on campus — each are dedicated to developing, revising, and teaching innovative courses. Your weekly MSBA learning experience includes modules that are the heartbeat of our 100% online MSBA. These modules consist of specific assessments including team assignments, journals, discussion posts, group work projects, exams, and readings, all of which make our courses accessible for working professionals. Live weekly sessions are also held and recorded for those who cannot attend. 

Our 30-credit-hour MSBA degree helps reshape your data-driven business world. You will explore subjects such as Programming in R and Python, Analytical Methods for Data Mining, Enterprise Data Management, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Text and Web Mining, and Business Intelligence. 


Villanova’s Master of Science in Business Analytics provides you with a pathway for future career advancement in a wide range of industries and roles. Our program builds upon your foundation in data analysis, statistical tools and business strategy, while preparing you to expand your career in the finance, consulting, or technology worlds. Our MSBA student resources allow classmates to gather, analyze, and interpret data on their way to growing as Software Developers, Business Systems Analysts, Project Managers, Marketing Managers, Financial Analysts, and Computer Systems Analysts.

Villanova’s top-ranked online MSBA is designed for working professionals and differs from many specialized certificates because our master’s degree allows you to seek a deeper understanding of how data analysis informs better business decisions on a global scale. Our class sizes are small to encourage participation and enhance the value of peer-to-peer learning with the goal of helping you reach your next career goal. 


Industry networking and professional development are important aspects of growing your business acumen. Our MSBA experience allows you to build connections and relationships with likeminded working professionals while sharing valuable industry insights and accessing new opportunities. You can even establish your support system before starting the program. Villanova’s MSBA Ambassadors are current graduate students who can answer your questions about the program, student life and professional development opportunities.

Along with your peers, our MSBA student resources include faculty that play a vital role in building your overall success. Our faculty are on the front lines researching and developing industry tactics needed to grow the business world. Most importantly, they are committed to guiding and supporting you while growing your career path.

As soon as you complete your MSBA degree, you become part of the Nova Network — Villanova’s official social and professional network of over 123,000 alumni worldwide. The Nova Network allows you to find Villanovans in your industry and local area, discuss career-related topics and access resources for your professional development.



Connect with Admissions

James Dietz
Assistant Director, Admissions
MSBA Program