Program in Business Analytics Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Business Analytics Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered



An abundance of data in organizations is creating a high demand for professionals with the skills to harness data to gain insights and drive competitive actions in businesses. The M.S. in Business Analytics (BSAN) program provides students with the knowledge and essential skills needed to respond to the new challenges characteristic of the data intensive decision-making environments in the world today.

The program is 1 year long and 30 credits.

Career Options

A recent "McKinsey" report highlights that in the United States alone, the demand for people with the deep analytical skills in big data could outstrip current projections of supply by 50% to 60%. By 2018, as many as 140,000 to 190,000 additional specialists may be required.

Graduates are well positioned to assume roles as:

- Business analytics specialists

- Data scientists

Graduates are ready to work in: technology firms, leading consulting firms, and online businesses that use analytics in their business models.

Business Analytics Curriculum

The curriculum adopts an interdisciplinary focus and integrates concepts from industrial marketing, operations management, and information systems. The curriculum includes 3 parts: a business core, a supply chain core, and specialized electives that include real-world project-based courses that allow students to develop expertise in specific areas of supply chain management.

Business Core Courses -- 12 credits

Courses in the business core include: "Statistics and Operations Management;" "Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management;" "Information Systems for Management;" "Marketing Research."

Analytics Core Courses -- 12 credits

Students choose 4 courses from the following:

- "Knowledge Discovery with Data Mining"

- "Optimization, Algorithms, and Applications"

- "Internet Marketing"

- "Technology Fundamentals for Business Analytics"

- "Introduction to Neural Networks"

Domain Focused Courses -- 6 credits

Choose 2 courses from the following:

- "Financial Econometrics Modeling"

- "Internet Marketing"

- "Marketing Analytics"

- "Risk Management"

Rensselaer's Lally School of Management and Technology

The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a business school inside a prestigious research university, and offers highly interdisciplinary M.S. degrees to its graduate students. The Lally School has full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

"The Princeton Review" includes the Lally School on its list of the Best 297 Business Schools.

Lally School's Active and Well-Recognized Faculty Members

The faculty members bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to the work and campus communities at Rensselaer. Many of the faculty members within the Lally School of Management and Technology have received recognition from professional organizations and their peers for their contributions to education, leadership, and industry. Professor Gina O'Connor has been recently recognized by the "Journal of Product Innovation Management" in their study of the top 25 scholars in the field of innovation, and by the International Management and Technology Association as one of the top 50 scholars in the field of management of technological innovation. She and a team of Lally school faculty members, including BSAN program Director T. (Ravi) Ravichandran, have conducted research on many subjects.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- the oldest and one of the most modern technology institutes in the country

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), located in Troy, New York, was founded in 1824 to instruct students in the relevant and applicable purposes of science. Now, nearly 200 years later, the university offers more than 145 rigorous programs to students from around the world. The university also strongly encourages interdisciplinary study, interactive learning environments, and campus-wide leadership opportunities.

Rensselaer is considered the oldest technological university in the nation, but is also currently ranked as one of the best universities for its educational innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and studio. The ''US News and World Report'' names it among the top 50 in the nation. Rensselaer alumni have been integral to national and technological development, and have garnered professional positions with such prestigious clients as Boeing, GE Energy, and IBM.

Students can apply now.

Location and Contact

Program in Supply Chain Management

Lally School of Management and Technology

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

United States

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216


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Location & Contact

Program in Business Analytics

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Dr. Dorit Nevo

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 518-276-2230

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6276

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Management Information Systems Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 100
    • Accepted 40
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 17
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE, essays
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 570 paper-based; 88 iBT), IELTS (minimum score 6.5), or PTE (minimum score 60)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Full-time Percentage68%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian67%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races33%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty48
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage21%
    • Male Percentage79%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$123,669