While the primary focus on this site is the MSF degree, I have expanded the coverage to other specialized masters that students would have interest in and compare with a masters in finance or other specialized degree. Because of this, I was excited to hear that the Georgetown University Masters in Business Analytics was being launched. The school has done an incredible job with their masters in finance program and I am sure they will do the same with this one. Business Analytics is a growing area of study and I think this will interest anyone who wants a business education, but would like to focus more on the quantitative and analytical side of things.
The program starts in January 2021 and is currently recruiting for its inaugural class. The degree is 30 credit hours and meant to finish in 16 months. What is unique is the fact that classes are 7 weeks in length, with a total of 14 classes being taken, including a capstone course at the end of the program. This is an online program, with two 5-day long residencies.
Here is the program description from the announcement:
“The MSBA is a premier program designed specifically for technology-enhanced learning, characterized by small class sizes, a dedicated career services team, and flexibility for working professionals seeking to balance their education with work and personal commitments. The 16-month program includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous coursework, with two long-weekend, campus-based residencies that provide integrated, hands-on activities. Students also will complete a Capstone Project that applies the program’s study of concepts, methods, and tools to a challenging business data analytics assignment with a project sponsor.
“We are confident Georgetown’s new MSBA degree will prepare graduates to solve complex, real-world problems with the latest data management tools, implement best-practice models, and carry forward a values-based approach to decision-making that distinguishes them and their future,” said Sudipta Dasmohapatra, academic director for the MSBA program. “Our students will be prepared to lead in key growth sectors where graduates with deep business analytics skills are highly sought.”
Specifically, the MSBA program was designed to prepare students for jobs in consulting, financial services, risk management, technology, supply chain management, and retailing carrying titles like business analyst, data engineer, or data scientist.
Right now there isn’t a lot that I could find. Scholarships are available and I would encourage all of you who are interested to inquire about them. The priority application deadline is September 15th, 2020, so make sure you reach out to admissions soon if you have interest in applying. I will reach out to admissions to see if I can get some additional color on the type of applicant they are looking for.
Hope this helps. Always exciting to see a new program launched. Keep checking back for more!
Here is a link to the Georgetown University Masters in Business Analytics