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Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics

Data drives the way successful businesses operate. Housed within the Heider College of Business, Creighton University’s Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (MS BIA) program centers around three central ideas: Managing data from a variety of sources, using analytical tools to gain insights from that data, and effectively communicating results to decision makers within your organization.

Employers are searching for business analysts, marketing managers and data scientists who can pull together and manage big data to move their companies forward. A study conducted by the Business-Higher Education Forum found that 69% of employers will prefer job candidates with business analytics degrees by 2021. You can become a top candidate in your field by earning an advanced business intelligence degree at Creighton University.

Designed to Fit Your Busy Schedule

Creighton’s business intelligence and analytics master’s program is flexible and designed with your schedule in mind. Courses are held on-campus in the evenings at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. With this program, you can upgrade your skills and prepare for new opportunities in a data-driven role in as little as two years.

Program At A Glance

Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics

This program is offered Online

This program is offered as a hybrid program which combines elements of online learning with traditional on-campus learning. Instead of taking every class on-campus, you can earn up to half or more credits through online classes.

Application Deadline

FOR AUGUST ENROLLMENT
August 1

FOR JANUARY ENROLLMENT
January 1

FOR MAY ENROLLMENT
May 1

FOR JULY ENROLLMENT
July 1

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • GMAT score, if required
  • Proficiency in computer programming
  • Completion of at least one undergraduate statistics course that covered correlation and regression
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Additional requirements for international students

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program Goals and Curriculum

Technology touches every aspect of business, and graduates of the MS-BIA program are prepared to set the pace, bringing a values-centered perspective to the business world.

To earn this degree, you must complete 33 credits. Core courses include:

  • Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Data Visual Analysis and Visualization
  • Database Management Systems
  • Business, Ethics, and Society

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Learn from experienced experts with a proven track record of fostering student success. The MS-BIA faculty is an essential part of your learning team that strives to help you achieve your best.

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Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application and submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
  • Show proficiency in computer programming and completion of at least one undergraduate statistics course that covered correlation and regression (you may complete a noncredit statistics tutorial and/or a one-credit computer programming course to fulfill these requirements)
  • Submit a personal statement (see application for specific requirements)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members
  • Provide a GMAT score, if required 

 A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants must:

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have. 

 

Dates and Deadlines

The table below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.

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August

August 1

January

January 10

May

May 1

July

July 1

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DUAL DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Creighton University offers a dual master’s degree program to graduate students who are interested in earning their MBA and MSBIA simultaneously.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) + Master of Science Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • Combine the business focus of the MBA program with the data and technology aspects of the BIA program. Earn two master’s degrees in a shorter amount of time than it takes to complete two full degrees.
  • Available in on-campus or hybrid formats

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If you aren’t ready to commit to a master’s degree program, you have an opportunity to expand your skills through the Business Analytics Graduate Certificate program.

Certificate in Business Analytics (15 credits)

  • Work on projects that involve real-world data sets, develop basic data-driven models, and obtain a basic understanding of analytics by earning the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.
  • Credits earned for a graduate certificate can be applied toward a Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics degree.
  • Available on-campus

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