Singelyn Graduate School of Business

Master's of Science in Business Analytics

Lead the growing digital transformation happening across global business with a master’s in business analytics from Cal Poly Pomona!


$105,000National average salary for new MSBA graduates, 2022 GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters Survey
No GRE/GMAT Required
Ranked No. 2Among the Top Public Schools in the West, U.S. News & World Report 2023
STEM DesignatedWith 36 months OPT and CPT

Data and information are increasingly being vital to transform the world of business, creating amazing opportunities for future leaders in data driven decision making. Explore a career in in this burgeoning industry with a Master’s degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) from the Singelyn Graduate School of Business at Cal Poly Pomona. Designed to satisfy the contemporary needs in all business fields for data science technology and business applications, our MSBA graduate program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and carries a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) designation as well.

Earning the MS in Business Analytics from Cal Poly Pomona will prepare you with the competencies necessary to identify and lead data-driven change with in-depth knowledge in databases, statistics, optimization, decision theories, predictive/prescriptive modeling, and more, while Machine Learning, SQL, Python/R Programming, Natural Language Processing, and Big Data will also round out your graduate skill set and competency toolbox. Enroll today and join a community of like-minded professionals, influential alumni, and our dedicated faculty, who are passionate about your success, and leverage our extensive CPP alumni network for elite networking opportunities within the exciting career field of business analytics.


Program Overview:

  • AACSB-accredited and STEM-designated
  • Completion time: One year expedited or 2-year standard duration to satisfy degree requirements. Full-time and part-time tracks available.
  • Credit units needed for degree: 34 credits
  • Number of courses: 12 courses – 11 core and one culminating experience
  • Class time: Evening classes, Monday – Thursday, and Saturday classes
  • Class mode: In-person lectures with hybrid content

The M.S. Business Analytics is open to students who hold a baccalaureate degree with certain quantitative and programming background from a regionally accredited college or university. The admission to this program is based on the holistic view of the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated mastery of college algebra, statistics, and programming with a grade of “C” or better in relevant coursework
  • Undergraduate degree with at least 2.5 Grade Point Average (or equivalent).
  • For International students, please visit the following link for English Proficiency Requirements. 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Other supporting documents such as resume, certificates, etc.

  • CPP’s STEM designated program for a graduate degree in business analytics consists of 34 units across four models – Business, Data, Analytics, and Experiential tracks, enabling students to focus on the implication of business analytics on various functional business areas.
  • For more info, visit the Curriculum page

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Predictive Modeling Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Customer Analytics Director
  • Statistician
  • Big Data Consultant
  • Technology Consultant
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Senior Quantitative Developer

To provide in-depth and rigorous training in business analytics, this program emphasizes both the technical and the application perspectives of data analytics. Graduates from this program are anticipated to be able to:

  • Develop business initiatives with strong story-telling ability
  • Lead organizational changes with data driven decision making
  • Proficiently use programming and database tools for descriptive, discovery, predictive, and prescriptive analytics


“I chose CPP because it is one of the best public colleges in America based on its quality, affordability, and alumni outcomes. The MSBA program can provide me the foundation technical skills needed to achieve my future career goals.”

- Phoebe Phuong Tran, MSBA ’23