Data surge inspires new MS program in UB School of Management

School of Management student Anu Patel. Photo: Tom Wolf

Release Date: March 17, 2021

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“Our Master of Science in business analytics will position our graduates for successful careers and enable them to make a positive impact on their organizations and society.”
University at Buffalo School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The proliferation of data throughout businesses and organizations worldwide has created skyrocketing demand for individuals who can use it to solve complex problems. Starting this fall, the University at Buffalo School of Management will offer a Master of Science in business analytics to prepare graduates for careers in this high-growth field.

The program is the first business analytics master’s to be offered in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and was designed with input from corporate recruiters, alumni and industry experts to meet the exponentially growing needs of the marketplace. 

The 30-credit-hour program can be completed in just two semesters and focuses on the skills employers seek: data-driven decision-making, data visualization, business intelligence and data storytelling.

Students will gain a combination of technical, managerial and communication skills, allowing them to rise to leadership positions in organizations worldwide. 

According to The NextTech, the world generates 2.5 quintillion (that’s a million times a trillion) bytes of data per day, all of which must be analyzed, so demand is soaring for data analysts and data storytellers. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects opportunities in this sector will grow by more than 450,000 jobs by 2026.

“In the School of Management, our degree portfolio is constantly evolving,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. “Our Master of Science in business analytics will position our graduates for successful careers and enable them to make a positive impact on their organizations and society.”

For more information on the Master of Science in business analytics, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/msba

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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