Best Missouri Business Analytics Degrees

Not every decision an organization makes is the result of years of analysis and study into the market or competitors. But increasingly, organizations are making it seem like that’s the case. How? By harnessing the power of data science to inform smart decisions.

This is also known as the practice of business analytics, a field that marries business and detailed analysis of data, and organizations of all stripes here in Missouri and across the world are using business analytics to guide the things they do every day.

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The good news for students in Missouri is that there are several options for exciting advanced degrees in business analytics that are perfect for recent graduates or working professionals looking to earn the necessary skills for a future-proof job. We wanted to help students make sense of the options, so we looked at all the offerings from AACSB-accredited business schools in the state to determine which business analytics degrees are the best investment for students, weighing things like cost, flexibility, reputation and more.

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. Truman State University
  2. Rockhurst University
  3. Maryville University
  4. Louis University

#1. Truman State University

100 E. Normal Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Data Science and Analytic Storytelling

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Master of Accountancy

Program Description:

Truman State’s top-rated Master of Science in Data Science and Analytic Storytelling is unique, not just in Missouri but across the country thanks to its one-of-a-kind focus. Beyond the appeal of a unique programmatic focus, students will appreciate the online delivery method and the fact that they should be able to finish the program in about 18 months. Without a curriculum focus on business, this degree is ideal for those who already have some business training or professional experience.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $12,750 (30 credits)

Online?

  • Yes

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#2. Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Program Description:

Rockhurst’s online Master of Science in Data Analytic can be earned online or on-campus at the Helzberg School of Management. An accelerated option can get students out the door and on to their next phase in just 18 months, while most students will take a couple of years to finish their training.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required (minimum 450) or GRE accepted but waived with three years’ professional experience in relevant job; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $22,200 (30 credits)

Online?

  • Yes (optional)

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#3. Maryville University

650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Masters in Business Data Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online Master’s in Data Science, Online MBA, Online Master’s in Cybersecurity, Online Master’s in Management and Leadership

Program Description:

Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business is home to an entirely online Master’s in Business Data Analytics that culminates in a capstone project where students use their new skills to tackle real-world business problems.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $22,950 (30 credits)

Online?

  • Yes

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#4. St. Louis University

1 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA, Master of Science in Biostatistics and Health Analytics

Program Description:

An online-optional Master of Science in Analytics from St. Louis University is the fourth and final degree to make our list of the best in Missouri. Those who live in the area can opt for a hybrid delivery system, and an applied analytics project caps off the student’s experience.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $26,070 (33 credits)

Online?

  • Yes (optional)

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