Best Arizona Business Analytics Degrees

In our data-driven world, we’re all creating and consuming information by the gigabit every single day. As information increasingly fuels the global economy, there’s little wonder why companies of all sizes, nonprofits of every stripe and even government agencies are in need of professionals who can harness data to inform decision-making.

The field of business analytics marries data and management, and in Arizona, there are many excellent options for students interested in earning a graduate degree in this fast-growing field of higher education.

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To help students make their decisions, we’ve analyzed all business programs in Arizona that have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the gold standard of academic accreditation in business education. Our analysis was limited to schools offering degrees in business analytics (or closely related areas), and our ranking weights online education and affordability most heavily.

Here are the three business analytics degrees we believe are most worth the investment for Arizona students.

Our Selection Criteria

  • Reputation: How the university and program is thought of by its peers.
  • Credibility: How well the program ranks in major degree rating publications.
  • Flexibility: How flexible the program is in terms of online class times, time to complete degree, etc.
  • Value: Comparison of the quality of education to cost.

Programs in This Section

  1. Arizona State University
  2. Northern Arizona University
  3. University of Arizona

#1. Arizona State University

300 E Lemon St., Tempe, AZ 85287

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online Master of Science in Digital Audience Strategy, Online Master of Science in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics, Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Program Description:

Arizona State’s top-rated program earns its spot by virtue of an entirely online curriculum that feels just like being in the classroom. Thanks to a lockstep 16-month program, students will dive into curriculum along a set path that culminates in a capstone project where they can apply what they’ve learned to a real-world scenario. ASU’s degree is the only AACSB-accredited business analytics master’s degree in Arizona that can be earned entirely online, but it’s also the most expensive of our three finalists.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE score required; English proficiency test score required for international applicants

Tuition

$33,600 in-state; $53,200 out-of-state (30 credits)

Online?

Yes (optional)

Visit School

https://asuonline.asu.edu/online-degree-programs/graduate/master-science-business-analytics/


#2. Northern Arizona University

101 E. McConnell Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Business Administration

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • None

Program Description:

NAU’s W.A. Franke College of Business is home to the most affordable business analytics master’s in Arizona, a Master of Business Administration. Not only is the degree affordable, particularly for an MBA, it offers a pair of unique focus areas that few MBAs in the country offer; students in the program can choose between accounting or applied management as their specialty. While the degree can’t be completed online, those with undergraduate business experience can expect to be done in less than a year.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required but can be waived for those with undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher; TOEFL scores required for international applicants

Tuition

$12,505 in-state; $25,591 out-of-state (30 credits)

Online?

No

Visit School

https://nau.edu/franke/mba-details/


#3. University of Arizona

1130 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ 85721

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA/MSBA, MSBA/Master of Science in Management, MSBA/Master of Science in Accounting, MSBA/Master of Science in Finance

Program Description:

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona offers a 33-credit Master of Science in Business Analytics, the third finalist to make our list in the state. Students have the choice of completing their degree in 10 months or 16 months, but it’s not possible to complete the training online. Several dual-degree paths are available, including ones that pair the MSBA with an MBA, as well as degrees in management, accounting and more

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required; TOEFL score required for international applicants

Tuition

$24,544 in-state; $44,894 out-of-state (33 credits)

Online?

No

Visit School

https://eller.arizona.edu/programs/masters/business-analytics


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