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Program Highlights

BU’s Online Applied Business Analytics Program Ranks in the Top 10. Here are a few reasons why:

Study at the pace and place that works for you, full- or part-time, completely online, or with evenings on campus.
15:1 Class Ratio
Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to the support you need to thrive.
Extensive network
Study data analytics alongside peers from all backgrounds, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts, and benefit from an alum community with strong professional connections.
Active learning
Practical, hands-on education develops expertise in integrating the “5 Vs of big data”—volume, velocity, variety, veracity, and value of information—into sound analytics-based business decisions.
Analytics preparatory labs
Two levels of preparatory analytics laboratories offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone analytics skills using cases that are populated with realistic data.
Advisory board
The ABA advisory board actively engages with students, alumni, and industry veterans. It provides access to the latest industry trends in data science and business analytics and facilitates learning about career pathways through seminars and talks.
Engaged, connected faculty
Collaborate with faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, among many others.
The Boston University reputation
When you have a degree from Boston University, that means something. Named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), BU is one of the top research universities in the United States and Canada. And as a graduate, you’ll be able to take that name with you. Always.
A city unlike any other
As a well-known mecca for education, Boston is home to a unique mix of talent and ideas, business acumen, and innovative spirit—and BU alums have an inside track to job opportunities at the very heart of the business analytics sector.

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Career Outlook

BU MET – For those who want to excel in business

Earning the Master’s or Graduate Certificate in Applied Business Analytics from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.

Recent graduates have established their careers at:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Boeing
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Huawei
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PUMA Group
  • The Kraft Heinz Company

Potential Careers:

  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis and Mathematics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Project and Program Managers
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sports Statistical Analysis


“Employment for management analysts is projected to grow 11% from 2019-2029, much faster than average for all occupations. Demand for the services of these workers is expected to increase as organizations continue to seek ways to improve efficiency and control costs.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Business Analyst Median Salary


(May 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Employment of research analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2019-2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, increasing demand should occur for analysts in the field of analytics in order to improve business planning and decision making.”

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International— The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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