What will I learn?

The MS in Business Analytics combines foundational knowledge in (1) data management and business intelligence, (2) applied statistics, machine learning, and data mining, with (3) knowledge of business functional areas, analytics applications in specific contexts, and (4) understanding of analytics and information management practice and strategy in organizations. It is targeted both at students with undergraduate degrees from business and other disciplines who seek specialized knowledge and training to work in increasingly data-rich business environments, as well as working professionals looking to develop business intelligence and analytics capability.

The distinguishing feature of the program is in the combination of data management, statistics and machine learning with understanding of business functional areas and processes, analytics application to specific problems, and role of data and analytics in organizational contexts. The program emphasizes hands-on experience with current analytics tools, and experiential learning through capstone analytics projects with organizations.

Which department am I in?

College of Business Administration

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (Minimum 56 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,884.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

11 January 2021, 23 August 2021


College of Business Administration

601 S Morgan Street,

11th floor,



60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed 4-5 year bachelor.

For international students

Students must have

Credentials for all undergraduate coursework completed

Credentials for all post-baccalaureate coursework completed

Degree award certificate/diploma for all completed degree programs

TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (New Paper-Based—after August 2018); 550 (Institutional Testing Paper-Based—prior to August 2018), OR, IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR, PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities