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See why now is the best time ever to get your Master’s in Business Analytics.



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.

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Information Session

Come meet our deans and faculty to learn more about our graduate programs.

Message from the Director

Dear Prospective Student:

Business analytics represents a revolutionary way of examining market conditions and opportunities. The use of Big Data to better understand consumer behavior and evolving markets provides a means by which businesses can remain competitive in a vibrant economy. Those who specialize in business analytics will provide the expertise to guide businesses through the inevitable transitions that are always underway.

The MSBA in the Dolan School emphasizes instruction in the latest innovations in analytics, including data mining, forecasting and the use of programs such as Python. Students can decide to take a specialization in marketing analytics as part of their course of study. Those who are also interested in another business field can take up to three electives in an area of their choice.

The Fairfield MSBA at the Dolan School of Business offers small class sizes, with ongoing opportunities to engage with faculty in innovative research in the field. Fairfield’s Jesuit tradition, with its emphasis on holistic education, ethical foundations and excellence in the classroom, distinguishes our MSBA from competing programs. Our proximity to New York City, with its numerous Fortune 500 companies, makes our graduates uniquely positioned to commence careers at the pinnacle of their field.

We encourage you to consider the MSBA at Fairfield’s Dolan School of Business. If you would like to further explore the opportunities available through our business analytics program, please feel free to contact us for additional information.

Mark LeClair
Director of Graduate Programs
Dolan School of Business

The Dolan Difference

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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.

Course Offerings

Our 30-credit program emphasizes database management and business intelligence, providing students with the tools they need for collecting, analyzing and interpreting information.

Required courses (21 credits)

BA 500 Introduction to Business Analytics 
QA 500 Business Forecastnig and Predictive Analytics 
BA 505 Python for Business Analytics
BA 510 Databases for Business Analytics 
BA 540 Business Intelligence 
BA 545 Data Mining
BA 590 Capstone: Business Analytics Applications 

Elective courses (9 credits)

Three graduate courses chosen in consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs

The Marketing Analytics Specialization within the M.S. (9 credits)

To complete a concentration in Marketing Analytics, students will select - as their required electives - three marketing courses, as followss: 

MK 520 Marketing Research 
MK 580 Multivariate Data Analysis for Decision Making (required)
MK 585 Seminar: Contemporary Topics in Marketintg OR MK 590 Experiential Research in Marketing 


The Healthcare Specialization within the M.S. (9 credits)

To complete a concentration in Healthcare, students will select - as their required electives - three of the following four courses:

NS 602 Healthcare Economics and Marketing 
NS 605 Advanced Healthcare Policy 
NS 613 Finance and Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations  

NS 614 Information Technology for Healthcare Improvement  

The Accounting Specialization within the M.S. (9 credits)

To complete a concentration in Accounting, which is open only to those who have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or equivalent, students will selected - as their required electives - any three graduate Accounting or Taxation courses at the 500 level.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the M.S. in Business Analytics must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) and have adequate background in the areas of:

  • College-level math
  • College-level statistics

Applicants lacking proper training in these areas will need to take preparatory courses in addition to the main course work.

Formal Admission Process

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee. Students seeking admission must submit:

Completed Application for Graduate Admission (available online.)

  • A Completed Application for Graduate Admission Form Apply Online
  • A Non-refundable $60 Application Fee
  • A Professional Resume. Applicants are required to submit a current resume that includes employment and education history. (Submit Online)
  • A Personal Statement of self-evaluation of work experience and career objectives. (Submit Online)
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an approved evaluating service.)
  • Two Recommendation Forms and Letters, one of which must be, preferably, from a current employer or supervisor. The Recommendations are completed online. At the time of application you will need to provide your two Recommender's names and e-mail addresses.
  • Interviews. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview as part of the admission process. If required, candidates will be contacted by the program director to schedule an appointment.
  • *Official Score for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GRE may be substituted for the GMAT.

*The Charles F. Dolan School of Business generally seeks graduate students who meet the following criteria:  an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 accompanied by a GMAT score of at least 500.

International Students

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. A TOEFL composite score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer-based, 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT) is strongly recommended for admission. Fairfield's ETS code is 3390.

Please send original supporting application materials and documents that cannot be uploaded into the online application directly to the Business School:

Dolan School of Business
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Phone: (203) 254-4000, Ext.2843
Fax: (203) 254-4029


How to Apply

For detailed admission requirements, please refer to the links below:

Admission Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, Fairfield University requires students to complete a FAFSA form. For further information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

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