MSBIA At a Glance

Length
  • Full-Time: 1- 1.5 years
  • Part-time: 2 years (on average)

All students have the flexibility of 6 years to complete their degree.

Format On Campus or Online
Credits and Courses
30 credits in total. The MBSBI curriculum includes core and elective courses: View Courses and Requirements
Weekly Schedule

On campus: most classes are offered in 15-week sessions, with each class meeting one night per week. *Exception: the  first two classes in the program  are offered in 8-week on campus sessions, each class meeting two nights per week.

Online: classes are normally offered in 8-week accelerated sessions, with most classes meeting “live” online one evening per week.

SAS Certificate The SAS Institute has endorsed the Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics Program within the Haub School of Business. Students who complete the MSBIA degree are presented with a Business Intelligence certificate, certified by SAS.
Profile of a Fellow Student
  • Full-time students in the MSBI Program average 2 to 4 years of experience.
  • Part-time students average 5 to 10 years of work experience
  • International applicants average 2 to 5 years of work experience.
Tuition $1043 per credit (2018-2019)
Housing SJU has on and off-campus housing options for adult and graduate students.
Adult Student Life SJU’s Office of Adult Student Life provides programming, advocacy and support services.
Support for Student Veterans

SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Services can help students access and understand the benefits available, and will support students throughout their academic career at SJU.

 
Career Development Center The Career Development Center offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.
Graduate Assistantships Graduate assistantships offer tuition remission and stipend. Positions are available, but highly competitive. Once you apply, please note that all offices manage their hiring individually and will contact individual candidates if interested.
Graduate Business Student Association All SJU graduate students are invited to participate in this student-led organization that offers networking and social events.

 

FAQs

Online courses are offered in accelerated 8-week modules. Online classes utilize a web conferencing platform called Zoom, where you will attend class virtually one night each week. This platform allows professors to upload and present class material in much the same was as they would upload and present them in a physical classroom. Students are able to ask questions, participate in discussions and remain engaged. In addition to weekly course meetings, you will be responsible for online discussion posts, individual assignments, tests, papers, and possible group assignments. Please be sure to check individual syllabi for specific course information. Online classes also create the opportunity to build your virtual collaboration skills.

Graduate students within the Haub School of Business have the benefit of pursuing a second degree program at an accelerated pace by transferring up to four courses from their first degree into their second degree. This means that students may be able to complete a second degree program in as little as six courses. To pursue this opportunity, students are required to complete their first degree in its entirety. While in the final semester of the first degree, students will apply to the second degree program. All supporting application materials from your initial application will be utilized. Please contact the Graduate Office for further details and individual advising on this dual degree option.