The Master of Science in Business Analytics degree equips you with the skills necessary to transform data into business insights.

At the program’s core is a capstone project with major companies. You’ll work in concert with these companies to tackle real-world data analytics issues and create dynamic solutions.

This unique experience sets you apart; you’ll not only gain a master’s degree but also tangible proof of your ability to be a valuable contributor to any organization.

  • STEM accredited
  • 10-month (on-campus) and 24-month (online) formats
  • Customize your experience with unique electives

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Become a Coveted Professional

Employers are actively seeking graduates with Business Analytics backgrounds.

Enjoy Flexibility

Learn from Gainesville or anywhere in the world with on campus and online formats.

Gain Real-world Skills

Enhance your skills by partnering with companies on learning opportunities.

On campus

  • Quickly re-enter the workforce with this 10-month program
  • Maximize your experience with 36 STEM-approved credits
  • Program begins in the fall, return to work the following summer

Online

  • Maintain your job while experiencing the program at a slower pace with this 24-month program
  • Maximize your experience with 36 STEM-approved credits
  • Only two required visits to meet faculty, staff, and fellow students

Your Next Career Begins Now

Business analytics graduates are in high demand among top-notch companies across the globe, making your career opportunities limitless.

A small sample of companies who have hired from the program:

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • NextEra Energy
  • RSM
  • Protiviti: Global Business Consulting
  • PwC

Business analytics alumni were hired for these job titles:

  • AVP – Global Technology & Operations Development Program (Bank of America)
  • BI Engineer (Lowe’s)
  • Business Analyst (Cisco Systems)
  • Business Technology Analyst (Deloitte)
  • Consulting Analyst (Accenture)
  • Consultant (CCG Analytics)
  • Data Scientist (IBM)
  • E-Commerce Analyst (Chewy)
  • Global Operations Specialist (Facebook)
  • Model Analyst (Citibank)
  • Senior Business Intelligence Analyst (Verizon)
  • Senior Systems Analyst (Amgen)
$74,069

Mean salary for 2023 graduates

$5,600

Mean signing bonus for 2023 graduates

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The business analytics program evaluates applications as they are received. Applications open one year in advance, and applicants that apply earliest have priority in the review process.

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On-Campus application deadlines:

  • International round one: January 1
  • International round two: February 15
  • U.S. citizen and permanent residents: May 1
  • Decision Date: Within 6-8 weeks of application submission

Online application deadlines:

  • All students: June 1
  • Decision Date: Within 6-8 weeks of application submission

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the pre-application form.
  2. Submit the graduate school application.
  3. Obtain your UFID.
  4. Secure two letters of recommendation. Ask that they be emailed directly to program staff.
  5. Send GRE or GMAT scores to UF. Use code: UF 5812.
  6. Mail official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended. Include your UFID on sealed envelopes. Mail transcripts to:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
1478 Union Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611

On-Campus Applicant Profile

  • Average Age: 23
  • Average Experience: 1 yr
  • Average GMAT: 608
  • Average GRE: 311
  • Average GPA: 3.4

Online Applicant Profile

  • Average Age: 33
  • Average Experience: 8 yrs
  • Average GMAT: 550
  • Average GRE: 302
  • Average GPA: 3.4

We consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. Strong interpersonal skills, communication ability, motivation, maturity, career focus and leadership potential are also important qualities in prospective students.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required:
    All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent as determined by the UF Office of Admission’s evaluation of official transcripts.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative Upper Division GPA:
    US applicants, or applicants who graduated from an accredited US college or university, must have an upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher. For non-US applicants, the UF Office of Admission will determine degree equivalency.

It is recommended but not required that students take a programming course as an undergraduate.

International Applicants

English Proficiency Requirements

UF requires proficiency in spoken and written English. Score reports are valid for two years from the date of testing, and must be reported electronically to the University of Florida. UF’s TOEFL and GRE school code is 5812.

Minimum acceptable scores:

  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • TOEFL (PBT): 550
  • IELTS* Academic: 6.0
  • Verbal GRE: 140 (For graduate programs that require a GRE score, the verbal GRE must be a minimum of 140 in addition to TOEFL or ILETS.)
  • UF ELI Exit Certificate

*UF is registered to receive IELTS scores using the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery. The address associated with our IELTS Results Service account is:

The University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

Exemptions are granted if applicants:

  • Have successfully completed one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in the United States or a country where English is the official language.
  • Hold an earned equivalent of Associates, Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree from a recognized/regionally accredited college or university in the United States or country where English is the official language.
Interview

International applicants from non-US institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process.

Financial Information

Tuition is based on the credit hours you have registered for per semester. It is due two weeks after the start of classes.

Tuition

  • Florida Resident Tuition: $19,105
  • Non-Florida Resident Tuition: $45,195
  • Professional Development Fee: $350 for domestic applicants or $650 for international applicants

Federal Student Aid and Loans

US citizens and residents:

International Students

International students aren’t eligible for federal/state loans and must pay for living expenses. Refer to the UF International Center.

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Learn within the classroom

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to be a leader in the field of analytics with our business analytics curriculum.

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Grow outside the classroom

Strengthen your experience by getting involved with student organizations and enjoying campus events.

Remy Suarez

Hear from a recent graduate

The program was really important in teaching me best programming practices and how to improve my analytical thinking. The practicum project was a true real world experience. They always say work isn’t like school, but the practicum experience gave me that opportunity before entering the workforce full time.

Remy Suarez (2022 graduate)
Data Engineer, Clarity Innovations

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