Business Analytics (MS) program at Montclair State University

Business Analytics (MS)

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Business Analytics (MS) – STEM Designated Degree Program

Business analytics professionals transform data into intelligence that leads to improvements in financial performance, strategic management, operational efficiency, and customer loyalty and retention. If you have an interest in applying quantitative methods, exploring and uncovering relationships through data analysis, and using data to solve business problems, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program will prepare you for success in this emerging field.

The program provides a strong foundation in data analytics, statistical and predictive modeling, analyzing structured and unstructured data, enterprise architecture, data management, knowledge discovery, pricing analytics, analytical reporting, segmentation analysis, and data visualization.

The required core courses supply depth of knowledge in the use of analytics to identify trends and patterns and refine and develop strategies suggested by the data. The program culminates with an applied industry based practicum.

Visit the Feliciano School of Business website at the links below for more information about the different options for pursuing your MSBA with Montclair State University.

  • Online – Earn your degree online wherever you are in as few as 21 months – Fall start
  • Full-time Blended – A mix of hybrid and online coursework completed in a full-time format in as few as 16-21 months  – Fall and Spring starts.

Along with the Business Analytics (MS) program, The Feliciano School of Business is now offering a new Business Analytics Certificate at the graduate level. Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

We are seeking students with strong quantitative abilities and a desire to leverage analytical tools and technologies to uncover business solutions.

The Office of Graduate Admissions requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Newly Accepted students to this program are required to successfully complete an online Basic Statistics Foundation Module prior to beginning the program and registering for program courses. The Basic Statistics Module is an online self-paced module (which you can anticipate will take 25-30 hours to complete) that serves to renew and/or update statistics knowledge in order to be prepared and successful in your program.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission for Fall and Spring Semesters depending on program option
    Priority Deadline: May 1st for Fall admission to the Full-Time Blended, Part-Time Blended, and Online program option. Applications that are complete as of the May 1st deadline will receive priority review, and can expect an admissions decision by May 16th or sooner.  Applications completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.
    Priority Deadline: November 1st for Spring admission to the Full-Time Blended program option only. Applications that are complete as of the November 1st deadline will receive priority review, and you can expect an admissions decision by November 16th or sooner. Applications completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Business Analytics (MS) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement:
    • Please explain how pursuing a graduate program in business analytics is a fit with your work and educational background. If you plan to change careers, please describe your interest in business analytics and why you believe the program is right for you academically and professionally.
    • What are your career aspirations and what do you hope to gain from this program upon graduation?
  • Resume: Required.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information.

The MS in Business Analytics program is a 30-31 credit program designed for full or part-time study and may be completed in as few as 16-21 months.

For more information, please visit the Business Analytics (MS) program listing in the University Catalog


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Business Analytics (MS) Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Click to find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. Marina Johnson
Feliciano School of Business