Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Analytics (M.S.)

Program Overview

The M.S. Business Analytics program prepares students for the effective application of analytics to solve business problems. Our approach focuses on leveraging the combined power of mathematical statistics, computing technology and data analysis to construct business-data-based predictions. The program prepares you to: Positively impact the bottom line through data-driven decision making; Transform data into insights and solutions to solve business problems; Build computer applications; Analyze and display data; Gain an understanding of short-term and long-term forecasting methods Implement market performance analysis. The Beacom School of Business is the region’s leader in business education offering quality programs that are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1949. Learn more at


Master of Science, Business Analytics: Total 36 credit hours


* The degree will have twenty-seven required core credit hours for business baccalaureates, thirty required core credit hours for STEM baccalaureates, and thirty-three required core credit hours for those students with baccalaureates in neither STEM disciplines nor business disciplines only.

General Application Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. This list is not all-inclusive, to view specific program requirements and submission deadlines, follow the  “Admissions Information” hyperlink at the top of this page OR visit the specific program/dept. page found here:

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If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization


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