Opportunities in the field of business analytics have exploded as organizations have adopted data-driven and technology-focused strategies. Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students at Wake Forest develop the deep quantitative capabilities and technical expertise to create business and social value, with marketable skills required by today's top employers.

Market Driven through Corporate Partnerships

The Wake Forest MSBA program is designed with input from our leading corporate partners to ensure we are exceeding industry demands.

  • Focus on experiential learning projects with in-class use of authentic data.
  • Commitment to communications, teamwork and leadership skills, to educate the whole person and develop problem solvers.
  • Personalized career guidance and coaching from staff, faculty and professional connections.


The 10-month MSBA program blends Applied Statistics, Management Science and Business Domain knowledge, all with the goal of creating future leaders who use data to solve the challenges of business. Throughout the program, you will be trained on how to work more effectively in teams and how to communicate the results of your analysis with impact and clarity to a variety of stakeholders. Innovative courses include Business Metrics, Data Visualization, and Analytics in the Boardroom.

Be In Demand

With big data, comes even bigger opportunities. According to a McKinsey study, 85% of Analytics positions require an advanced degree, and the talent gap for analytics professionals will reach as high as 60% by 2018. Wake Forest MSBA graduates will be equipped with marketable skills valued by top employers so you can create immediate business value in a variety of career settings.




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