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Master of Science in Business Analytics

Grow Your Analytics Skills to Meet Job Demands

According to a 2020 Business Intelligence report, predictive and prescriptive analytics are among the top 10 trends for business intelligence in 2020. Others include data quality management, data discovery, data automation, and embedded analytics.* The Norwich online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) can prepare you to work with these important and growing business analytic tools.


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Why Norwich

  • Learn from expert faculty members dedicated to your success, who provide one-on-one feedback, guidance, and a personal learning experience.
  • Apply for one of four start dates.
  • Benefit from a university recognized for academic excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the Top 100 for Regional Universities in the North (rankings based on undergraduate programs).

Accreditation and Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Recognized for academic excellence, U.S. News & World Report ranks Norwich University in the top 100 for Regional Universities in the North. Rankings are based on undergraduate programs.


Scholarship Opportunities

Norwich University offers a range of opportunities to help you lower your overall tuition costs. Contact our admissions team today to learn more about the below options. Please note that scholarships are not additive. In addition to the below scholarships, students may also be eligible for discounts if their organization partners with Norwich University.

Achievement Scholarship

Recognizing your past academic and professional achievements, the Achievement Scholarship is for newly enrolled students. You could receive a $4,200 scholarship, which will be distributed equally over the courses of the program. To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, submit your application package (application form, resume, letter of intent, and essay (if applicable)) for your program of interest at least one week prior to the upcoming application deadline. The Scholarship Selection Committee will review all application materials and select the recipient. 

Norwich Alumni Scholarship

Norwich University alumni and their spouses, parents, and children are eligible to receive our Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship is award for each term of enrollment at $425 per term.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

Active duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are eligible to receive a $250 award for each term of enrollment in an online master’s degree program.


Business Analytics Curriculum

Business Analytics Curriculum

The MS in Business Analytics requires successful completion of 30 credits of study, which includes 10 courses at 3 credits each. For applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, computer science, business or information systems, or do not have a strong quantitative background, Norwich offers preparatory courses that are designed to prepare students for the Master of Science in Business Analytics coursework. Preparatory course available include data science, programming and statistics. Students must satisfactorily pass the preparatory course(s) in order to be admitted into the business analytics degree program. Preparatory courses do not satisfy degree requirements. Speak with your admissions advisor to learn more.

Our graduates can:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive skills in research methodology, specifically quantitative analysis.
  • Identify and apply the fundamental concepts of statistics, data analysis, quantitative modeling, simulation, and optimization to solve unique problems.
  • Analyze data comprehensively and apply it to managerial decision-making.
  • Learn data handling and database management in practical applications.
  • Apply big data modeling using current business software, tools, and techniques.
  • Gain skills with modern data mining using simulations and reporting.
  • Apply and understand the need for legal governance and ethics as it applies to business decision-making.
  • Produce quality products to influence and inform business practices, including reports, demonstrations, and presentations.


The in-residence graduate experience is one of our online students' favorite Norwich traditions. During the residency, you’ll take part in a variety of seminars and activities designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills developed in your coursework—including valuable demonstrations of real-world case studies and presentations designed to reinforce what you’ve learned. Other activities during the week include seminars, campus tours, and networking events where you can build professional relationships that can aid you throughout your career.

Residency week concludes with the conferral of your degree in front of your friends and family, cementing your place as a member of the Norwich family.


At a Glance

  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or better preferred

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Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.
  • Strong qualitative background/experience is recommended (preparatory courses are available)
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note: All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understand (MOUs). If applicants do not have the proper background/experience, preparatory courses in statistics, data science and/or programming may be required prior to enrolling in the Master of Science in Business Analytics program.

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references with contact information
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

To contact an admissions advisor:

Phone: 802-962-4330

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT

Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-802-962-4330

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    Transfer Credits
    A maximum of nine graduate credits is transferable to this program. Transfer credits only are awarded for seminars that cover the same subject areas as a Norwich Business Analytics seminar and are less than ten years old.
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    International Admissions
    Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all the steps in the admission process.
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    Norwich Alumni Benefits
    Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees


Norwich’s online MSBA provides a top-notch educational experience. We work hard to make it affordable. Financial aid and several strategies can help finance your education. Norwich is committed to making this often-difficult process easier for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $850

2021-22 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Rate Per Credit
Additional Expenses Total
  • Technology - $300/term
  • Library - $75/term
  • Graduation - $150/one time

Careers & Outcomes

Worldwide big data market revenues are projected to increase from $42 billion in 2018 to $103 billion by 2027, creating a high demand for professionals with the skills to extract actionable insights and strategies.* This demand has created a lucrative career field, with management analysts earning a median salary of $83,610 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our graduates can be prepared for roles such as:

  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Mathematician


Frequently Asked Questions

For what types of jobs would the Master of Science in Business Analytics prepare students?

Norwich's MSBA prepares students for positions such as management analysts, market research analysts, financial analysts, cost estimators, operations research analysts, budget analysts, actuaries, statisticians, and mathematicians. 

What are the program prerequisites?

Because success in the program requires a strong quantitative background, individuals without a bachelors degree in mathematics, information systems or business will need to complete the appropriate pre-requisite coursework before enrolling in the M.S. in Business Analytics program. The prerequisite coursework will vary according to the bachelor's degree discipline and workforce credentials of the applicant. The Program Director of the M.S. in Business Analytics will determine the number and level of prerequisite courses required of applicants without sufficient academic preparation for this degree. 

Are scholarships available?

Norwich University offers several scholarships. They are awarded based on merit, talent, or financial need. Learn more about available scholarship opportunities.

Are there tuition discounts?

If your company is a Norwich partner, you may be eligible for 10% discounted tuition. Ask your human resources department or check the current list of Norwich partners to find out. 

Does Norwich accept transfer credits?

Transfer credits, up to a maximum of one-third of the total credits of the graduate degree, may be awarded to those students who have completed graduate-level seminars at other regionally- or nationally accredited institutions. In the case of the MSBA, a maximum of nine graduate credits is transferrable to the program. Transfer credit is only awarded for seminars that cover the same subject areas as a Norwich MSBA seminars and are less than ten years old. Learn more about Norwich University’s transfer credit policy.