Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics

The Masters of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) is a unique 36-credit STEM program designed for individuals who are interested in applying analytical techniques to derive insights and predictive intelligence from vast quantities of data. Graduates will have the skills to increase operational efficiency, improve financial performance and influence the strategic directions of organizations in the highly competitive world of "Big Data." The curriculum is a carefully articulated mix of courses on data, social networks, web analytics, statistics, optimization and risk management. The focus is on industry-specific applications in areas such as marketing, finance, pharmaceuticals, underwriting, manufacturing, information technology, telecommunications, energy and engineering. A unique program architecture aims to produce well-rounded graduates with strong professional, disciplinary and technical skills.

New! The BI&A Program adds a Data Science Concentration to its curriculum.

BI&A student research: Recruiters and data scientists from more than 30 companies met with students at a corporate networking event to learn about the kinds of research Stevens students take on as part of their studies. View the catalog of student posters.

Professional Skills

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Technical Skills

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Research and Infrastructure

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Important Milestones

Another Enrollment Milestone Reached. In Fall 2014, the BI&A program has more than 90 students from all over the world enrolled in our MS degree program and an additional 25 students enrolled in our graduate certificate or taking courses on a non-matric basis.

Placement. Our first group of graduates accepted jobs in the following companies: Affinity Solutions, AppCard, Apple, Bank of America, Collaborative Consulting, Genesis Research, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley, Price-Waterhouse Coopers, San Disk, TIAA-CREF and Verizon Wireless.

Database and Business Intelligence Technology. Stevens is a member of the  IBM Academic Initiative, a partnership that provides faculty and student access and training on a variety of IBM products.

Hadoop and Big Data Technology. The BI&A program has become a member of Cloudera’s Academic Partnership, which provides faculty and student access and training on Apache Hadoop, one of the essential tools for working with huge sets of data. A Hadoop cluster, initially consisting of 14 nodes, but with the potential to grow to over 100 nodes, has been initiated in the Hanlon Financial Services lab.

"The software tools taught at Stevens are central to industry - a lot of companies use these programs, and knowing them gives you an edge over other people. The way Stevens teaches them, and the fact that they are teaching them, gives you a big advantage in the market place."

---  Enrique Lance, Data Scientist, Collaborative Consulting, Class of 2014.