Using data to develop effective business strategies is an area of high demand in industry. A recent analysis by PwC determined that 67 percent of job openings requiring data science and analytics competencies are for “analytics-enabled” roles—positions integral to maintaining an edge in a competitive market, such as chief executive officer, chief data officer, director of IT, human resources manager, financial manager, and marketing manager. At the same time, there is a shortage of analytics-enabled personnel who combine expertise in their industry with the ability to understand and leverage big data.

To qualify for roles within in this skills gap, you must hone your ability to engage in predictive analytics and make data-informed business decisions. The Applied Business Analytics graduate programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) provide an in-depth understanding of data analysis using Python and R, while immersing you in the concepts and techniques for organizing, cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing large amounts of data. Our hands-on approach to learning ensures that you gain expertise in the latest industry tools and approaches to databases, applied machine learning, and large dataset processing methods.

Additionally, we offer free access to two levels of hands-on analytics preparatory laboratories, where you can gain experience with cloud-based educational tools, software applications, and databases, along with pre-recorded internal and/or external tutorials, lectures, and video conferencing.

By adding invaluable analytics expertise, skills, and projects to your résumé—not to mention a credential from BU—our program can distinguish you in the field and prepare you to fill critical analytics roles in enterprise. We look forward to welcoming you to MET’s Applied Business Analytics programs.


Vladimir Zlatev, PhD
Associate Professor of the Practice
Coordinator, Applied Business Analytics Programs
Director of Digital Learning

Rankings & Accreditation

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management are highly ranked, including #1, Best Business Intelligence Programs in the nation (2021) by BestColleges.com and #5, Best Master’s in Business Analytics (2022) by Intelligent.com.

In 2024, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management ranked #6 among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs - Grad Business 2024

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