Best Florida Business Analytics Degrees

As one of the largest and most diverse states in the U.S., Florida is becoming an increasingly attractive place for students and working professionals considering a change. So it’s no wonder that many forward-thinking scholars are interested in pursuing a business analytics graduate degree from a program in the state.

Which business analytics master’s degrees provide the best bang for the buck for Florida students? To understand which graduate business analytics degrees are ideal for recent graduates and working professionals, we studied all master’s degrees in the area offered by Florida colleges and universities across categories like cost, flexibility, academic reputation and admissions requirements.

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Here’s a look at the five best business analytics graduate programs in Florida. (Spoiler alert: All five have received the gold standard of business school accreditation — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.)

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. University of Tampa
  2. Florida Atlantic University
  3. Jacksonville University
  4. University of Miami
  5. Florida Southern University

#1. University of Tampa

401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA Business Analytics Concentration, Master of Science in Marketing, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Program Description:

The Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa is home to our top-rated Florida business analytics degree, a Master of Science in Business Analytics. This degree, which requires completion of 38 credits, is one of the few non-MBA degrees in the field available entirely online, and the relatively low tuition cost vaults it to the top of this list. Curriculum, which doesn’t allow for customization, includes courses like Data Mining for Business Analytics and Advanced Forecasting.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required but waived through fall 2021; TOEFL scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $24,890 (38 credits)

Online?

  • Yes

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#2. Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Business Analytics Degree:

  • MBA in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA in Finance, MBA in Accounting, MBA in Marketing, MBA in Management Information Systems

Program Description:

Florida Atlantic University is home to the second-ranked program on our list, and the highest-rated MBA in business analytics in the state of Florida. FAU’s MBA in Business Analytics earns its position largely due to its hybrid delivery method and low in-state tuition. Other concentrations in the university’s flex MBA program include finance, accounting and marketing, among many others, and other graduate business programs include an MBA in sports management and master’s degrees in taxation, economics and more.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT of at least 500 preferred, GRE of 153 verbal plus 144 quantitative accepted; TOEFL scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $15,902 in-state; $44,066 out-of-state (43-55 credits)

Online?

  • Hybrid

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#3. Jacksonville University

2800 University Blvd North, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Flex MBA in Management, Executive MBA in Accounting and Finance

Program Description:

Jacksonville University’s Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics is offered entirely online, though students who live in or can relocate to the area can opt for an in-person or hybrid experience. Students with existing master’s degrees can finish the program in eight months, while the typical student will require a couple of years. Given its name, the degree is highly technical, with coursework focusing on programming and quantitative methods. Other degrees in the Davis College of Business include multiple MBA paths, though neither include concentrations in business analytics.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required for those with GPA under 3.0; TOEFL scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $26,400 (33 credits)

Online?

  • Yes (hybrid or traditional also options)

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#4. University of Miami

5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, Florida

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA, Executive MBA, Online MBA

Program Description:

Though it’s by far the most expensive program on the list (and the priciest of all Florida schools we considered), the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics that includes a truly world-class education. It’s not available online, but students can complete their training in under a year, and recent electives have included High Performance Computing and Supply Chain Analytics. Multiple types of MBAs are available, including one that’s entirely online, though they don’t allow for concentrations or majors.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

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

Tuition

  • $69,440 (32 credits)

Online?

  • No

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#5. Florida Southern College

Xxxxx, University Park, Xx Xxx

Business Analytics Degree:

  • MBA Business Analytics Track

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA Supply Chain Management Track, MBA CPA Licensure Track, MBA Industrial/Organizational Psychology Track, Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Program Description:

It’s last on our list, but Florida Southern College’s MBA is far from least. With a major in business analytics that’s available online (also available is a hybrid format), students can complete this advanced degree in as little as one year. Other tracks include CPA licensure, supply chain management and industrial/organizational psychology. Business analytics-focused MBA courses include Quantitative Data Analysis With R and Leading a Data-Driven Organization.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT score preferred but waived with at least three years of professional experience; TOEFL score required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $34,155 (33 credits)

Online?

  • Yes (hybrid optional)

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