As a finance professional, you’re the keystone of your organization. Your data analysis impacts strategic initiatives across the board when developing, maintaining and forecasting comprehensive sets of data.

But is it time to increase your value?

Designed to be completed in 18 months, our online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) allows you to select courses based on your interests – giving you a competitive advantage.

Ranked No. 16 Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report, our MSBA will allow you to:

  • Strengthen your problem-solving skills and ability to operate in an agile finance and business environment.
  • Grow as a communicator to drive strategies based on end-to-end data science projects.
  • Become a proficient programmer in R, Python and SQL, while gaining experience with Amazon SageMaker, Hadoop, Hive, Pig and more.

Once starting your online MSBA journey, you’ll instantly join our Villanova School of Business (VSB) community. Filled with experts across the business world, our VSB network and resources will allow you to learn about entrepreneurship, investment banking, professional development, business issues and more.

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Bartley Hall, home of Villanova School of Business

What can you do with a Master’s in Business Analytics? The value of big data is on the rise across industries, including the finance sector. According to the Education Advisory Board’s Market Pulsecheck (2023), Data Scientist and Software Developer occupations are projected to increase more than two times faster than the average nationally. As opportunities continue to evolve in our changing business and financial landscapes now is your time to emerge as a data-driven leader.

Our Master of Science in Business Analytics steps beyond the hypothetical to study real organizational data and propose modern solutions. The curriculum consists of 10 courses taken over five semesters — allowing you to complete the program in 18 months. Our program emphasizes practical, real-world education and promotes work across disciplines. 

The 100% online format delivers an engaging experience that includes live weekly virtual interaction, recorded presentations, discussion forums and case studies. 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 for those pursuing our business analytics degree.

Better define, design and manage your team’s high-priority financial initiatives when earning your MSBA. Villanova School of Business will help expand your expert knowledge and technical expertise in an agile development environment by growing your decision-making and forecasting skills.


  • Engaging 100% online program 
  • Graduate in only 18 months 
  • Ranked No. 16 Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • No GRE or GMAT required 
  • Small classes supported by a strong cohort bond 
  • Improve your data-driven soft skills while gaining technical expertise

“Villanova’s MSBA program has allowed me to move into a role where I am a Data Analytics Manager currently building an analytics program from the ground up. I have been able to leverage and build upon many of the skills gained during my time at Villanova, and I now have a very strong foundation of skills for continuing to advance my career in finance after graduation.”

Ethan Gobin ‘22, Compliance Data Manager at Penn Mutual