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Why Choose a Master of Science in Business Analytics?

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Are you looking for ways to advance your career in business analytics? Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is a program that can help you accomplish this goal! This degree helps you gain the skills necessary to advance your career within the business industry, as well as make a significant, positive impact in your company or corporation. Learn about how this degree is constructed to help you advance your business analytics career, as well as the specific career outcomes that are available to graduates:

How Will This Program Will Help Me Advance My Career?

This program teaches you vital industry skills – the most prominent being advanced data analytics. This specific topic teaches you to frame questions and apply appropriate analytical methods to solve data-centered issues. This program also teaches you to hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are two proficiencies that are applicable to all lines of work!

Collectively, the skills that are taught and expanded upon throughout this program can contribute to your overall understanding of the business analytics field. This understanding will also help build communication skills, as analytics positions often communicates findings to supervisors and stakeholders.

What Are My Options?

Graduates of this program may pursue an upper-level or senior business analyst position. Responsibilities include defining configuration specifications, performing quality assurance checks, developing relationships with partners and working with them to optimize the processes within the company. Your goal is to look for ways to improve monitoring, discover issues and deliver better value to the customer. There is no limit to what this master’s degree could lead to or the career outcomes that stem can from it!

Grand Canyon University is committed to helping students find their purpose. To learn more about the Grand Canyon University’s master’s programs offered through the Colangelo College of Business, visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

About Judah Esparza
Judah Esparza
Business Management and Marketing Major, College of Business

Judah Esparza is a junior at Grand Canyon University. He was born and raised in LA County and moved to Phoenix for college. He currently studies in the Colangelo College of Business and aspires to one day own his own successful company. When he is not at work, Judah enjoys spending his free time by goofing off with friends, playing basketball or working out in the gym. He is also a huge fan of music and spends some of his free time producing his own music with the hopes that one day he can have people enjoy his music as much as he enjoys his favorite artist’s music.

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