MS in Business Analytics

Big Data = Big Opportunities

In today’s ever-changing, technology-driven world, organizations are swimming in data, and finding ways to analyze and use all the facts and figures is crucial to business success. Fairfield’s new master of science in business analytics program is designed for busy professionals who want to propel their organizations forward through sound strategic decisions based on a keen understanding of data and statistical methods.

What sets Fairfield’s MSBA apart?

  • Flexible, affordable, convenient
  • Proximity to Fortune 500 companies and New York City
  • Strong regional alumni network
  • Nationally ranked for excellence

 

Contact Us

Pam Pillo, interim assistant dean of graduate programs, ppillo@fairfield.edu  or 203-254-4000, x3219

Fairfield Dolan Rankings

#19

Graduate Finance

#15

Graduate Business Analytics

(2018)

#14

Graduate Marketing

#20

Graduate Accounting

U.S. News and World Report

The Fairfield Dolan Experience

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Meet the Students

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Anirban Chakraborty

MS in Business Analytics

Manager at PwC
Undergraduate Degree: BE, Electronics & Communication Engineering, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology

The learning environment and judicious combination of in-class teaching and online sessions makes this program a great fit for full-time working individuals. The excellent faculty, academic rigor, and flexible program make Fairfield’s MSBA program stand out.

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Juliana Hoffmann ’18

MS in Business Analytics

Undergraduate Degree: BS, Marketing, Fairfield University

Fairfield University creates an inclusive environment for all students to succeed and gives students a competitive edge when applying to jobs. I appreciate how the education challenges me and takes me out of my comfort zone.

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Frank Intrieri

MS in Business Analytics

Vice President of Sales
Undergraduate Degree: BS, Business Administration, Southern Connecticut State University

Be ready for a challenge and a life changing experience! The path to obtaining the MSBA is difficult for a full time working professional, but with the support from the faculty and staff, your dreams of a graduate degree can become a reality. The Dolan School has shown me how rewarding it can be to learn new skills and techniques.

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Monica Willson ’18

MS in Business Analytics

Credit Analyst at Perkin Elmer
Undergraduate Degree: BS, Accounting, Fairfield University

Fairfield University is a great Jesuit Institution that really enables you to grow in a thriving, close knit community. I recommend the Dolan School for an advanced degree due to its great community, Jesuit values, wonderful professors, diverse student body, and endless opportunities for growth.

MSBA Students at a Glance

Age Range: 22 – 56
Average Age: 27
Average GPA: 3.80
Female: 35%
Male: 65%

Undergrad Majors: Accounting / Administrative Justice / Biology / Business Administration / Computer Science / Information Systems / Mechanical Engineering / Media, Arts & Communication / Finance / General Studies / Marketing / Physics / Sociology / Software Engineering

Working at: KPMG, LLP / Henkel / dv01 / Sino-Cloud Changing Copyright Cultural Tourism Fund / Viking Capital

Career & Professional Development

Today's graduate student must be prepared with skills to last a lifetime of job searches and career shifts. Dolan’s close partnerships with nationally recognized companies and successful alumni will open the door to top notch learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Whether students are looking to start their career, advance their career within their current organization, or pivot to another career, Dolan will provide students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.

Business Analytics Advisory Board

Chris Calamera ’02
Head of Analytics/Data Science
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank

Hugh Davis ’95
Co-President
Dynata

Howard Liao MS’03
Director of Business Intelligence
Priceline

Sharada Muthusubramanian
VP of Digital Insight & Analytics
Synchrony Financial

Lindsay (Hueber) Palsho
Director of Digital Marketing
Fidelity Investments

Rommie Samai MS’12
Manager of Advanced Analytics
Prudential Financial

Hema Shivram
Consultant
McKinsey

Lou Spadaro ’06
Director of Insights & Strategy
Starcom

Jared Stagg ’04
Director of Digital Marketing
Pitney Bowes

The Dolan Difference

Learn More About the Importance of Analytics in Today’s Business Landscape

 

The Dolan School of Business has an international reputation for excellence.

U.S. News & World Report
2016 and 2017 "Best Graduate Schools"

The Dolan School of Business has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1977. The AACSB is known as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Contact 203-254-4000, Ext. 2843 to learn more.

Program Requirements

The MSBA curriculum includes 30 credits of coursework, consisting of 10, three-credit courses.

Required Courses (21 credits)

Elective (9 credits)

  • Concentrations include: Marketing Analytics, Healthcare, and Accounting

For complete course descriptions please view the online course catalog.

Admission to Dolan

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) or have completed the equivalent coursework prior to beginning the program.

Dolan Lecture Series

The Dolan Lecture Series features highly accomplished, visionary, and internationally recognized business leaders.

Dean's Executive Forum

The goal of the Dean’s Executive Forum is to feature business leaders across industries to share their experience with students in an informal setting. Programs are developed in collaboration with a Dean’s Executive Forum Student Committee and are held three times a year.

More About Fairfield Dolan

Graduate Fellowship

Fairfield Dolan offers merit-based graduate fellowships that provide substantial financial support towards the cost of tuition. In addition, students who qualify can apply for a competitive scholarship that covers much of the cost of attending. Admitted students are eligible to apply for a limited number of entrance scholarships. These one-time awards are applied to offset the cost of the first semester of study. As these are very competitive, it is best to apply early if you wish to be considered for this form of support.

Women in Scholars Program-for candidates interested in pursuing a Fairfield Dolan graduate degree program.  This scholarship also includes a mentoring component with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

Please contact Pam Pillo at ppillo@fairfield.edu for additional information.

Contact Us

Pam Pillo,  interim assistant dean of graduate programss, ppillo@fairfield.edu  or 203-254-4000, x3219

Not sure if you are ready for the full MSBA? Consider getting your Business Analytics Certificate. All classes count toward an MSBA and you can see if it’s right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in business to apply?

No. The MSBA program is designed to accommodate a variety of students from different backgrounds. Pre-requisite coursework includes College Math and Statistics. Candidates lacking sufficient pre-requisites will take QA 400 Applied Business Statistics and OM 400 Business Operations, increasing the degree requirement to 36 credits.

How long does it take to complete the MSF degree program?

Full-time candidates can complete the program in as quickly as one year.
Part-time candidates can complete the program in as quickly as two years.

How are courses offered?

  • Traditional: 14-week
  • Accelerated: 7-week
  • Intensive
  • Summer: 7-week accelerated
  • Online or hybrid formats of any of the above schedules

How are the courses structured?

Traditional courses are taught as lectures/seminars. Courses offered in other formats are designed to offer the same type of classroom experience as the traditional format. Some classes use online discussion, chats, blogs, electronic portfolios, and more as ways to enhance the course experience. Classes taught fully online deliver lectures through a variety of means, and use any or all of the above methods to ensure student participation, comprehension, and performance.

What is the tuition for this degree program?

See tuition and fees for Fairfield University graduate programs.

What is the application deadline?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE exam?

The GMAT/GRE exam is required for applicants to the MSBA program. This requirement may be waived. Please refer to our waiver policy here.

Can I apply to this program as an international student?

Yes, please review the application requirements for international students. The MSBA program is STEM designated.

Whom do I call if I have questions?

For information, please contact Interim Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs Pam Pillo at ppillo@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 ext. 3219.

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