University of Arizona to launch Master of Science in Business Analytics at Near You Network location in Chandler starting 2024-25 academic year

May 6, 2024
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CHANDLER, Ariz. – The University of Arizona is adding the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) to the programs available at its Near You Network location in Downtown Chandler for the fall 2024 semester. Offered by the Eller College of Management, the Eller MSBA program has been ranked the nation’s No. 10 public graduate online business analytics program by U.S. News & World Report (2023). It is STEM designated with curriculum that covers cutting-edge topics, such as machine learning, data visualization, generative AI, and business optimization.

“The MS in Business Analytics significantly enhances our academic program offerings in Chandler. We anticipate that this degree program will seamlessly align with the needs of numerous corporations and organizations in the region, and we eagerly await the arrival of our inaugural student cohort.” Dr. Craig Wilson, Vice Provost for Online, Distance and Continuing Education.

Business Analytics is consistently ranked as one of the most in-demand hard skills and a skill that companies need most. The Eller MSBA is an interdisciplinary program taught by world-renowned faculty in multiple domains such as Management Information Systems, Marketing, Economics, Accounting and Finance.

"We appreciate the University of Arizona's support in building the workforce of tomorrow here in Chandler," said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. "Establishing partnerships with higher education institutions has long been a strategic priority for the city and we are fortunate to have a great partner in the University of Arizona."

Programs at UArizona's Chandler Near You Network location are designed to equip students with the in-demand skills needed by employers in Chandler and throughout the Phoenix metro area. UArizona has maintained a continuous dialogue with leading employers in Chandler to understand how their programs can support local business growth while positioning students for career success.

“We are excited to see the University of Arizona continue to expand its offerings to serve our residents, workforce, and business community,” said Micah Miranda, City of Chandler Economic Development Director. “ The MS in Business Analytics program will help Chandler employers recruit qualified talent and provide rewarding career pathways for the program graduates.”

The application deadline for the Eller MSBA’s 2024 incoming cohort is June 1. Applicants have the ability to choose from a 10- or 16-month program option. The Chandler program has a unique hybrid format of online technical foundation classes starting in July to August, followed by in-person classes in the Chandler downtown facility. As an incentive for students to participate in the first Chandler cohort, UArizona is offering a promotional scholarship.

For more information about the Eller MSBA and to apply, please contact Michelle Piontek at 520-621-2821, Celine Lucas at 520-621-2854, or visit UArizona Eller MSBA.

About the University of Arizona Near Your Network
The University of Arizona’s Near You Network (NYN) provides close-to-home flexibility with locations in Chandler, Douglas, Gilbert, Nogales, and Yuma. Programs at NYN locations offer a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and fully online courses. Through NYN’s learning approach, students have access to faculty, advisors, program directors and support staff. NYN students have opportunities to gain real-world experiences aligned with local job markets further enriching their education. The Near You Network also partners with community colleges to help students continue their academic journeys to earn top-ranked University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate degrees – all in their local communities.

About the City of Chandler
Chandler, Arizona has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the city offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest city with a population of more than 287,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The city also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of a small number of communities to achieve this distinction. For more information, visit the city website, or connect with Chandler on social media.

Media contact:
Yong Liu
Director, HSLopez School of Business Analytics
Eller College of Management