Technology and big data innovations are fueling the pharmaceutical industry.

From reducing drug costs to streamlining government compliance environments and adopting new technology to driving sales operations, as a Data Analyst, you’re a key player in evolving our healthcare industry. Now, it’s time for you to advance your career.

Designed to be completed in 18 months, our 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 pharmaceutical analytics skills to meet volume demands, support disruptions and accelerate discoveries.
  • Grow as a data-driven communicator to strengthen your business-to-business relationships.
  • 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 community. Our MSBA allows you to build connections with likeminded working professionals from a variety of industries while unlocking our world-class professional development resources.

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Bartley Hall, home of Villanova School of Business

Data structure solutions that optimize inventory and B2B relationships continue to drive change in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. As industry needs evolve, opportunities for data-driven leaders and pharmaceutical careers also emerge. 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 industry innovations and trends continue to develop now is your time to come forward as a 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 MSBA 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.

Better define, design and manage your team’s high-priority pharmaceutical industry 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 with our business analytics degree. 


  • 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

“The Villanova MSBA program unlocked a new tier of professional opportunities for me. The program provided me with the hands-on practical experience needed to compete for technical roles in predictive analytics and machine learning. Prior to joining the program, I had a career in pharmaceutical analytics. The learnings and experience gathered from Villanova’s MSBA program helped elevate my expertise and positioned me as a trusted business partner in addition to enhancing my existing analytic skills.”

Ben Schriver ’20, Associate Director of Advanced Analytics at Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine