Business Analytics – Master of Science (M.S.)

Learn to transform business insights into smart, actionable strategies

Joyasha Hicklin - Business Analytics

"I want to go into a business and find the problems, then solve the problems."

-Joyasha Hicklin | Class of 2016

Operations research. Statistics. Database management. Programming. Ethics. Leadership.

Business Analytics is an extraordinary pathway to a challenging career where you can make an immediate impact. From aerospace and pharmaceuticals to music and sports, the need for analytics professionals is continually growing.

With an M.S. in Business Analytics from USC Upstate, you'll use research-proven theories, tools, and techniques to convert abstract data into actionable insights for key decision-makers.

Complete your degree in one year as a full-time student or attend part-time and finish at your own pace. Applications are accepted fall, spring, and summer. Build your career at USC Upstate.

Immerse yourself in analytics

Learning by doing – experiential learning – is integral to our curriculum. You’ll complete your degree with a capstone course working on a real-world project.

Interact with managers and senior leaders from global companies. Work hands-on to complete projects in the classroom and the board room.

Build your career with a master's degree from USC Upstate.

Business Analytics Students
The Johnson College of Business and Economics.

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The median annual salary for business analytics managers with a master’s degree is $113,450 - $121,084.

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The gap between hiring demand and qualified applicants is estimated to be 100,000 jobs each year.

Accounting Analytics Track

Already have an undergraduate degree in accounting? Be sure to take a look at our Accounting Analytics track. In additional to getting your master's degree, you'll earn the credits you need for your South Carolina CPA license.

Learn more about the Accounting Analytics Track


Your Business Analytics coursework will prepare you for optional professional certifications, including SAS professional-level credential exams, SAP, Tableau, and Power-BI.

Expert Faculty Focused on Your Future

We were the first Master of Business Analytics program in South Carolina - and you won't find a more experienced teams of experts anywhere else.

Business Analytics Students
Johnson College of Busines and Economics faculty and staff.

Contact Information

For questions about the program, please email

For questions about your application status, please email

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Program Information
Deborah Sparks
Phone: 864-503-5580

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Program Director
Dr. Uma G. Gupta
Phone: 864-503-7199

Mailing Address

Master of Business Analytics Program
College of Business and Economics
160 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306