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Become Essential

Piles of data are weighing down organizations, waiting for someone to create meaning. Be the person who finds valuable insights within. Influence high-level business decisions. Become an indispensable team member. Designed for college graduates with a statistics/quantitative background, the LMU M.S. in Business Analytics integrates business knowledge, data analytics and soft skills to empower professionals to solve problems across sectors.

Due to our innovative, integrative approach, we are able to effectively address the key three competencies necessary for top business analytics professionals: data management, big data modeling and analytics and business applications. Through our capstone project, you will gain and practice the interpersonal skills needed to manage business analytics projects including problem-framing, teamwork, project management and communication.

The business analytics field is rapidly growing and demand for qualified professionals is skyrocketing. Companies from all industries are looking for assistance in making data-driven decisions. Obtain your M.S. in Business Analytics and claim your seat at the table.

Alex LIu
“RMDS is honored to partner with Loyola Marymount University’s M.S. in Business Analytics program, considered one of the best in the nation. LMU teaches the latest techniques and advancements in the business analytics field and is highly connected with industry professionals through its MSBA Advisory Board, of which I’m a member. RMDS has sponsored capstone projects, hired interns and recruited graduates from LMU. This partnership demonstrates the mutual benefits that can result when academia and industry collaborate.”

Dr. Alex Liu
Founder & CEO
RMDS Lab

Program Delivery and Schedule

The M.S. in Business Analytics program offers admission for fall enrollment. Core courses and electives will be completed in the fall and spring semester, while capstone related courses will be completed in the summer semester. Classes are offered weekdays and weeknights, and each class consists of 20–30 students.

Full-time

Full-time students will complete the program in 12 months. This option is selected most often by students who are enrolling in our program immediately following their undergraduate degree.

Part-time

Part-time students will complete the program in 24 months and will not be enrolled in courses in the summer semester between the first and second year. This option is ideal for students looking to transition professions or current analytics professionals looking to increase their skill set and marketability. Part-time students will be able to take the majority of their courses in the evenings to allow for continued, full-time employment.

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