Translate Data into Valuable Insights—Wherever You Are

Pepperdine’s Online Master’s in Business Analytics

Just like our on-campus offering, the online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School combines education in decision sciences and information systems to prepare you to discover data patterns and tackle business challenges—without having to relocate or put your commitments on hold.

Complete in as Few as 12 Months |
No GMAT/GRE Required |
AACSB-Accredited

Why Online?

  • Train with faculty who are doing big things. You’ll learn from faculty members who have real-world experience creating data-driven results at organizations like Boeing, Hilton, and NASA.
  • Learn technical and analytical skills you can apply immediately. You’ll attend weekly live classes and complete engaging course work on your own time in between classes.
  • Engage with classmates during lively class discussion. You’ll work in teams, join peers and faculty for an on-campus immersion in Malibu, and connect with a network of more than 40,000 values-driven professionals across the globe.
  • Attend a program designed to fit your goals and your life. You can choose to enroll full or part time, and speak with admissions or student support about your professional goals at any time.

Curriculum

Core courses are focused in two main areas: decision sciences and information systems. In addition to teaching you real-world technical and analytical skills, the program will provide you with leadership and management training, so you can graduate ready to:

  • Use tools like SQL, Visio, Excel, Tableau, Python, R, and data warehousing to extract and analyze data.
  • Problem-solve, collaborate, and lead analytics teams.
  • Clean corrupt or inaccurate data.
  • Understand and use decision trees.
  • Write algorithms with built-in decisions.
  • Communicate data insights to leadership.

Career Outcomes

Earning a master’s in business analytics online prepares you to pursue a variety of roles across several industries. Areas in which you could apply your skills include:

  • financial analysis
  • supply chain management
  • marketing
  • project management

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for operations research analysts to increase 25 percent by 2029. In 2019, the median pay for that position was $84,8101

Admissions

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School values diversity both in our applicants’ academic backgrounds and life experiences. Our online MSBA program is designed for business professionals with two or more years of relevant career experience.

Classes begin in January, May, and August. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admissions committee on a rolling basis. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Questions? We’re Here to Help.

Our admissions team is readily available to speak with you and offer support at every step of your application. Request more information and an admissions counselor will contact you.

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Operations Research Analysts (accessed November 16, 2020) Return to footnote reference