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Fully Online Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA) Program

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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 master's 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. Students can choose either a fully online program or the traditional on-campus program. This degree is STEM Designated and provides students with the ability to compete for the growing employment demand of jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

What sets Fairfield’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) apart?

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Dolan Rankings

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#18
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#20
Accounting
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#25
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Graduate Business Analytics (MSBA) Students at a Glance

22 – 61
Age Range

29
Average Age

3.54
Average GPA

25%
Female

75%
Male

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

Post-graduation employers: Cannondate / Deloitte / Enterprise / EY / FACTSET / Indeed / KPMG / Lockheed Martin / OTIS / PwC / ThermoFisher Scientific / Vineyard Vines

Requirements & Curriculum

Required Courses

Business Analytics
Python for Business Analytics
Databases for Business Analytics
Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics
Three (3) elective courses in Business Analytics, or a Specialization
Specializations: Accounting, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Planning and Analysis, Healthcare, Marketing Analytics, Quantitative Finance
Capstone: Business Analytics Applications

A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.

Dolan Admission

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.

Compare Dolan Programs

Fairfield Dolan offers a number of programs with a strong focus on analytics. The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Strategy (MAS), and the Dolan MBA share many characteristics but are each unique. We invite you to compare these three programs to determine what is best for you.

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.

Synchrony Co-Op Program-for MSBA candidates interested in an immersive internship and capstone research potential with Synchrony Financial.

The Hartford Co-Op Program-for MSBA candidates interested in an immersive full-time internship and capstone research potential with The Hartford.

Please contact Leanne De Los Santos, assistant dean of graduate programs at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu for additional information.

Stag Spotlight

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Anirban Chakraborty

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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."

— Anirban Chakraborty

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Juliana Hoffmann

Class of '18

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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."

— Juliana Hoffmann '18

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Frank Intrieri

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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."

— Frank Intrieri

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Monica Willson

Class of '18

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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."

— Monica Willson '18

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Career & Professional Development

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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 graduate business analytics students with the necessary skills and resources needed to succeed.

Professional Co-Op Programs with The Hartford and Synchrony

Fairfield Dolan has partnered with both The Hartford and Synchrony, two Fortune 500 companies, for Co-Op programs for graduate students, particularly those interested in business analytics fields. These opportunities immerse Fairfield graduate students in a real-life work environment, working shoulder-to-shoulder with the employees of the companies on projects. The Programs offer flexible in-person and/or remote positions ranging from 20 to 40 hours per week, 3 to 6 month engagements.

Benefits of these paid Co-Operative Opportunities

  • Gain practical work experience in areas that complement student strengths, interests and coursework
  • Actively learn and thrive as a responsible team member in the “real world”
  • Establish contacts in the workplace for networking and potential employment opportunities
  • Develop the marketable skills necessary for success in the workplace

Engaged Alumni Network

Alumni play a significant role in the mentoring and advocacy of current students by helping our students gain industry or company insight through informational interviews, mentorship, and more.

Executive Series and Leadership Opportunities

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Executive Series and Leadership Opportunities

Complementing Fairfield Dolan’s traditional pedagogical mission is a series of diverse and distinctive events designed to enrich graduate student coursework including the Dolan Lecture, Dean’s Executive Forums, Fairfield StartUp Showcase, and Professional Development Series Events.

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Future-Ready Facility

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Future-Ready Facility

Fairfield Dolan’s 80,500 square foot, $40 million facility gives Fairfield business students every advantage they need to make them future ready.

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Dolan Newsletter

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Dolan Newsletter

Learn more about what our faculty and students are doing, as well as stay up-to-date on our rankings and accolades, programs, and more.

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Dolan Report

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Dolan Report

We invite you to view the Dolan Update, a year in review of Charles F. Dolan School of Business News.

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Advisory Board

Meet the Advisory Board Members

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
SVP 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 Stag ’04
Director of Digital Marketing
Pitney Bowes

Faculty & Administration

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Faculty & Administration

Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business boasts experienced faculty who teach students the fundamentals, ethics, and new developments in business on a local and global scale.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the MSBA

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 Applied Business Statistics and/or Python Fundamentals, increasing the degree requirement to 33-36 credits.

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.

  • Traditional: 14-week
  • Accelerated: 7-week
  • Intensive
  • Summer: 7-week accelerated

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.

Tuition and fees for Fairfield's graduate programs.

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

The GMAT/GRE is only required for applicants with low undergraduate GPAs, no advanced degrees or certifications, and no experience. Please refer to our waiver policy.

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

For information, please contact Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Leanne De Los Santos at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu or 203-254-4000 x3219.