The data analytics certificate can be completed as a standalone certificate or as a certificate as part of the MBA or Business Intelligence and Analytics M.S. Whether you enroll in the data analytics certificate on its own or stack it as part of the MBA or M.S., you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
Business Intelligence & Analytics MS
Saint Joseph's University’s Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics program prepares students to be leaders who can leverage organizational knowledge and find success in their data. This focus prepares 21st-century professionals to drive organizational performance in all functional areas by using data to develop new opportunities, gain competitive advantage, identify effective strategies and improve decision-making.
Our business intelligence and analytics master's degree is a STEM-designated program that sets you apart from your peers as you develop the skills most sought by senior leadership in this data-driven business environment. This program is designed for students interested in using data, intelligence and analytics to advance an organization's strategic priorities. This top-ranking program has the added value of:
- Haub School of Business' AACSB accreditation
- Our online graduate program has also been recognized in U.S. News' online education rankings as among the nation's best in 2022
Through Saint Joseph's 4+1 program, current undergraduate students can start earning credits toward their Business Intelligence & Analytics MS degree during their senior year. This unique option allows you to graduate with two degrees — a bachelor's and master's — in just five years, saving you time and money. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, but students majoring in areas outside of computer science may be required to complete prerequisite coursework. Students interested in this program should apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be conditionally accepted before they complete their bachelor's degree.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and recent graduates seeking to advance or change career paths. Take courses entirely online, enroll in on-campus classes or do a combination of both. Our evening classes are small and designed for working professionals seeking to create connections with their classmates and professors. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
As a student in Saint Joseph's business intelligence and analytics MS program, you will create value for yourself and your organization by developing strong analytical skills and working with real data.
The SAS Institute has endorsed Saint Joseph's business intelligence and analytics graduate program and presents those who complete the degree with a Business Intelligence Certificate, certified by SAS. This credential gives graduates a competitive advantage in the professional arena, especially when proficiency in skills such as data mining, data warehousing, market intelligence and online analytical processing is essential.
The graduate program offers a unique and rigorous approach to business education. Students can choose to complete one of four career-focused tracks:
- Cyber Analytics: Students will be exposed to the analytics of cyber-physical systems and learn how to tell the story behind cyber data in this track.
- Data Analytics: This track teaches students how to apply data analytics techniques to large data sets to support decisions across application domains. Courses are designed for learners with quantitative backgrounds who want to advance their skills in statistics and scientific methods.
- Managerial: This track prepares professionals to drive organizational performance in all function areas, including analytics, database support, programming and data visualization. Students will gain well-rounded skills that allow them to become leaders within their teams, departments and organizations.
- Data Science: In this track, students will learn about closed-source and open-source programming languages which are critical to success in the field of business intelligence and analytics.
What Can You Do With a Business Intelligence & Analytics Degree?
Graduates of the business intelligence and analytics master's program are prepared to work in a variety of industries, including:
- Business Management
- Human Resources
- Marketing and Sales
- Urban Planning
Affordable tuition options start at $1,192 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023 differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Master of Science in Business Administration & Analytics program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard of business school accreditation.
Graduate assistantships are offered on a limited basis. Please contact the program director for availability.
SJU is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand your benefits.
Why Study Business Intelligence and Analytics in Philadelphia?
By studying business intelligence and analytics at Saint Joseph's, you'll have the added benefit of being in Philadelphia, one of the major corporate centers in the U.S. and headquarters for 14 Fortune 500 companies.
To be considered for admission you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Apply online.
- Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Fall: August
- Spring: January
- Summer: May
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the graduate admission page for more information about the application process and additional requirements for international students.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of a management analyst is $93,000 per year.
Graduates of Saint Joseph’s University’s business intelligence & analytics MS program have gone on to pursue careers with J.P. Morgan, Vanguard, PwC, Comcast, Wells Fargo, KPMG, Verizon, SAP and more.