Fairfield University Among Best in the Country for Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

Fairfield University Among Best in the Country for Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

The ranking from College Choice puts Fairfield among the Top 10 in the country, and the only school in Connecticut in the Top 10, for their 50 Best Big Data Degrees for the University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics degree.

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FAIRFIELD Conn., (March 11, 2019) — Fairfield University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is among the best in the nation, and best in Connecticut, according to College Choice in their 2019 “Best Big Data Degrees” ranking. Also among the Top 10 are Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California Berkley, Villanova University, Pennsylvania State University, and Boston University.

The rankings list balances cost, reputation, quality of education, and graduate success rate. Data for the rankings include information from U.S News & World Report, the National Center for Education Statistics, and Payscale.com. Also included is data from a nationwide college freshman poll published by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, in which students rated “academic reputation, financial offerings, overall cost of school, and graduate success rates.”  

Business Analytics refers to the skills, technologies, applications and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning by using data and statistical methods. Fairfield’s MSBA 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.

"It is imperative that our ever-changing society have professionals who can analyze the plethora of data crucial to business success," said Zhan Li, DBA, dean of the Dolan School. "Our MSBA program provides students with the modern, innovative education needed to be successful leaders in business and beyond."

The ranking from College Choice is the most recent in myriad lists for Fairfield University. In February, Fairfield was named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review for best return on investment, internship opportunities, and alumni networks. Additionally, Fairfield was named#1 in the Northern Region in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2019” ranking, and Forbes, Money magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, have also named Fairfield among the best schools in the nation. 

Posted On: March 11, 2019

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Fairfield University is the modern Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200-acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.