The Online Master’s in Business Analytics

Advance Your Career with an Online Degree from Pepperdine

Companies worldwide are embracing a digital transformation: today, every business must be supported by relevant, accurate data.

The online Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School prepares you to become a data translator who provides valuable, comprehensive insights that move the needle.

Complete in as Few as 12 Months

GMAT Waivers Available for Qualified Applicants

Top-Ranked Business School1

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Accredited by the prestigious AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—Graziadio Business School has a long-standing tradition of producing values-centered leaders driven by personal integrity, compassion, and holistic thinking.

Master Data. Move the Needle.

Learn how to leverage the latest tools and models to discover invaluable insights for organizations.

Master Data. Move the Needle.

Learn how to leverage the latest tools and models to discover invaluable insights for organizations.

Curriculum: Become a Data Translator

The online MS in Business Analytics program prepares you to use data to anticipate customer needs and discover patterns that solve business challenges.

You will take core courses in two main areas: decision sciences and information systems. In each course, you will gain valuable insight by applying your learning to real-world business scenarios.

In addition to teaching you technical and analytical skills, the program provides leadership and management training so that you can effectively communicate your findings in a compelling way.

Course work will prepare you to:

  • Use various tools to extract meaningful data.
  • Clean corrupt or inaccurate data.
  • Understand and use decision trees.
  • Write algorithms with built-in decisions.
  • Communicate data insights to leadership.

31 units

15 courses

1 immersion

Featured Courses

Business Process Analysis and Innovation

The main focus of this course is both understanding and designing innovative business processes that accomplish desired outcomes. During the course, students will learn how to:

  • Assess how business processes are set up and why.
  • Master Visio and learn how to use it to innovate current processes.
  • Effectively communicate solutions to leadership.

Big Data Management

This course provides an understanding of the business value of big data, and how to leverage it to achieve positive outcomes. During the course, students will learn:

  • How companies are using big data to solve the problems they are facing.
  • How to use tools like SQL and Hadoop for big data manipulation and management.
  • The regulatory issues in the big data space.

View All Courses and Course Descriptions

Course Sequence

The online MS in Business Analytics program can be completed in as little as one year on an accelerated schedule or up to 24 months part time. As part of the program, you will also attend an immersion in Los Angeles.

Curious to know what your schedule might look like? Check out a sample course sequence. (PDF)

Distinguished Faculty

Pepperdine faculty are accomplished leaders who have worked for companies like Hilton, Honda, and PepsiCo, and are passionate about their work and their students. Our 13:1 student-faculty ratio means your professors can take the time to truly get to know you, mentor you, and support your academic and professional journey.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for the online MS in Business Analytics program include:

  • Proficiency in collecting, organizing, and interpreting data.
  • The ability to use Tableau, SQL, Hadoop, and Excel to identify data patterns.
  • The ability to think critically and analytically about business problems.
  • In-depth knowledge of essential analytics concepts, methods, and tools.
  • The ability to forecast outcomes and develop strategy that drives positive outcomes.
Mark Chun, PhD

Mark Chun, PhD

Department Chair of Decision Sciences‚ Information Systems‚ and Strategy

Dr. Mark Chun has worked for companies such as Intel Corporation, PepsiCo/Taco Bell, Coopers & Lybrand, and the Bank of Hawaii. His research focuses on the use of information technology to create value and transform organizations. He has also researched the integration of information systems, knowledge management, and change management.

Meet our acclaimed faculty.

What Can You Do with an Online Analytics Degree?

Earning a master’s in business analytics online prepares you to pursue a variety of roles across several industries. Here is a sample of the types of areas in which you could apply your skills:

  • financial analysis
  • supply chain management
  • marketing
  • project management

Career Demand and Salary Expectations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for operations research analysts to increase 27 percent by 2026. In 2018, the median pay for that position was $83,390.2

Here are other positions that you could pursue after earning your master’s in business analytics online:

  • business analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • business data analyst
  • business analyst manager
  • business analyst consultant

Make Data-Driven Business Decisions

Experience a curriculum that integrates data analytics, leadership training, and real-world business cases.

Make Data-Driven Business Decisions

Experience a curriculum that integrates data analytics, leadership training, and real-world business cases.


Pepperdine Graziadio Business School strives to admit a diverse student body, with applicants who have a variety of academic backgrounds and life experiences. Our online MS in Business Analytics program is designed for business professionals with at least three years of relevant career experience. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

See application requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for the following start dates:

Application Deadlines
Classes Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Monday, August 31, 2020 Friday, May 15, 2020 Friday, June 5, 2020 Friday, July 3, 2020
Monday, January 4, 2021 Friday, September 18, 2020 Friday, October 9, 2020 Friday, November 6, 2020

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the online master’s in business analytics program for the 2019–2020 academic year is $1,815 per unit. The online program comprises 31 units. Additional fees can be expected each semester, including travel and accommodations for one required on-campus immersions.

You may be eligible for federal student aid and private scholarship opportunities to help fund your graduate education. To learn more about financing your education, visit our tuition and financial aid page.

Learning Online at Pepperdine

The online MS in Business Analytics program is delivered in an engaging online learning environment that allows you to earn a degree from Pepperdine while managing your professional and personal commitments.

If you want to find out about all of our program options that are offered online and on campus, visit the Graziadio Business School website.

24/7 mobile access to course work

300+ WeWork locations

Our Online Classroom

The online classroom features dynamic sharing and collaboration tools that are designed to enhance your learning experience. Each week, you will interact with classmates and faculty during live online classes, and you will seamlessly work together using the following functionalities and tools:

  • Small-group break-out rooms.
  • Video-, document-, and screen-sharing capabilities.
  • Collaborative content annotation and full class recordings.
  • Live chats, surveys, and polls.

WeWork Membership

As a student in the online program, you will receive a Global Access membership to WeWork, a network of shared workspaces in hundreds of cities worldwide. With this membership, you will have access to:

  • Any WeWork location.
  • All WeWork amenities (work stations, Wi-Fi, power outlets, printing and copying, lounges and kitchens, private phone booths, refreshments, and on-site support staff).
  • WeWork events and meetups.
  • Workspaces that are available through the WeWork app or website.

Access to LinkedIn Premium Career

To help you apply the skills you will develop as a student in our online program, you will receive LinkedIn Premium Career access, allowing you to:

  • Send direct messages to job posters to make an impression before you apply.
  • See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days and how they found you.
  • Use Applicant Insights to apply with confidence and see how you compare to other applicants.
  • Learn in-demand skills through access to online courses taught by industry experts.
  • Receive instant access to salary insights without sharing your personal data.
  • Practice for job interviews through interactive interview preparation.
  • Obtain expert feedback to help you optimize your resume.

California Roots. Global Reach.

The network you gain is as important as the skills you learn. When you choose Pepperdine, you join a diverse community of 40,000 students, faculty, and alumni around the globe who are thinking boldly about business while leading with purpose.

Take the next step today toward earning a specialized business master’s degree from Pepperdine University—named a top-50 national university in 2019.3

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Earn your MS in Business Analytics online from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in as few as 12 months.

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2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Operations Research Analysts Outlook (visited July 2, 2019) Return to footnote reference
3 U.S. News & World Report, 2018 National University Rankings (visited July 2, 2019) Return to footnote reference