Online Learning for Data-Driven Leaders

Stand out with an AACSB-accredited Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Villanova that gives you an individualized experience to take your skills to the next level.

Today’s business decisions must be data-driven, and companies are searching for professionals with expertise in this area to bridge organizational gaps. The field of analytics has exploded with new technologies and practices making our program an invaluable credential to add to your toolkit.

Ranked No. 28 in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs, our flexible MSBA equips students from all fields and disciplines with the skills needed to collect, analyze and transform data into actionable intelligence that will give you a competitive advantage in 18 months. 


  • Ranked No. 28 Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Engaging 100% online program
  • Graduate in only 18 months
  • Small classes supported by a strong cohort bond and highly talented peers
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Scholarships available


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Versatile, Specialized Data Skills

Business leaders are expected to understand how to capture, organize, analyze, and leverage data to make better business decisions. Our online MSBA program will expand your expert knowledge to transform data into actionable intelligence and grow your programming proficiency in R, Python, and SQL. You will also experience an array of cutting-edge big data management and cloud analysis tools like Amazon SageMaker, Hadoop, Hive, and Pig. Your technical expertise will create business value through strategic insight, decision-making, and forecasting.

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Curriculum Built on Actionable Intelligence

Step beyond the hypothetical to study real organizational data and propose modern solutions. Our MSBA is designed to teach you these critical skills to sustain a unique competitive advantage within a collaborative business community. The online MSBA curriculum is comprised of three components: the Fundamentals, Core, and Capstone courses. Consisting of 10 courses taken over five semesters — each of which is divided into two sessions — our program is designed to be completed in 18 months.

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Engaging, Online Experience

Experience Villanova School of Business in a format and pace designed for working professionals. Our 100% online format delivers an engaging experience that includes live weekly virtual interaction. Faculty supplement curriculum with recorded presentations, discussion forums, and case studies to ensure you gain a thorough understanding. Experienced industry-leading faculty provide one-on-one support to help you take full advantage of our campus and resources, while our Center for Business Analytics offers exclusive connections, mentorships, and career opportunities. 

“The Villanova School of Business is one of the best business schools in the country for this online analytics program, and they’ve given me a lot of support. Since graduating, I’ve been assigned to more special projects, and my manager recognizes the skillset I gained in the program and how it can be utilized in our business.”


Ben McCartney ’19,
Operations Analyst, SEI Investments