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Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Power your future with data.

With expected growth of nearly 30% in the next decade, careers in fields that analyze data are among the fastest-growing in the country* and the world. That’s because data-driven businesses exist in every industry, requiring professionals who can collect, analyze and synthesize data into impactful solutions that will help organizations compete, grow and thrive. The Norwich University Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (BSBAN) provides comprehensive training in leading-edge analytic tools and techniques that help students make effective and ethical business decisions.

The Norwich BSBAN is an applied degree that prepares students to solve complex, real-world business and managerial problems. Business analytics is a global field with local implications. That’s why the program emphasizes foundational concepts and methods, an interdisciplinary approach, and how to apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making to the social and cultural contexts that drive and influence business. Students will learn and advance skills in machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive modeling, data mining and database management and use the latest analytic software—including Python, SQL, R, Tableau and, of course, Excel—all while working with engaged faculty who make student success their business.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Students select elective courses

Why Norwich?

Students in the Business Analytics program will learn how to:

  • Perform data exploration techniques.
  • Critically analyze and synthesize data.
  • Use data and models to create viable solutions to complex, unstructured business problems.
  • Interpret results, evaluate solutions, and identify appropriate courses of action fora given managerial situation.
  • Develop critical thinking and ethical and social responsibility, necessary to understand the complex social, cultural and ethical contexts of business problems and the associated use of analytics tools and methods, and to instill a sense of ethical decision-making.

Quick Info

100% Online

All classes taken online

30 Credits

Program Entry Requirement

24 Months

Typical time to program completion

6 March

Next Start Date

6 February

Application Deadline

Accreditation & Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


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Andrea  Thunberg, M.S.
Assistant Director of Admissions

Business Analytics Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics program coursework explores the mathematical skills and programming language needed to analyze and interpret data. The capstone course culminates the program and provides an opportunity for students to apply the skills they learned throughout the program. Students must complete 120-semester credits (including transfer credits) to earn their bachelor's degree.

Please view the course catalog for curriculum information. 


At a Glance

  • An associate degree or minimum of 30 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Multiple start dates per year
  • Post-acceptance math placement test 

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Next Start Date

Monday, March 6, 2023

Application Deadline

Monday, February 6, 2023

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Extended hours available by appointment


Call: 1-866-684-7237

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    Math Placement Test
    Upon acceptance into the university, incoming students are required to take a math placement test to determine which level mathematic course of the program is most appropriate based on your level of preparation.
  • transfer
    Transfer Credits
    You may receive the equivalent of up to 90-semester credits for training and prior learning that meet specific course requirements in the program.
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    What to Expect at Norwich
    From student support to classroom resources to exceptional faculty, Norwich has your online learning experience covered.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees


Achieving a bachelor’s degree is an investment in your future. To make earning your degree a more comfortable experience, Norwich provides multiple financial aid options and resources to help you finance your education. Contact our admissions team to learn more.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 30-90
  • Credits Per Term: 3-12
  • Rate Per Credit Hour: $375 or $250 (active military)

2022-23 Tuition and Fee Schedule - Bachelor's Programs

Rate Per Credit Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$375 or $250 (active military) $750-$4,500

Technology - $150/term
Library - $100/term
Graduation - $150/one-time

$8,400 - $35,900

Career Opportunities in Business Analytics

Business Analyst is a growing profession that requires mathematic, computer science, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to improve business processes and systems effectively. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is a projected job growth of nearly 30% in the number of business and data analysis jobs by 2026. With Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics program, students may learn the skills needed to meet the demand of the field.

Career Outcomes

Small and large industries across the globe have years of data that needs to be extracted, which has created many career and employer opportunities for business analysts. Upon completion of Norwich’s mathematical and research-based program, graduates can enter into a variety of positions that focuses on gathering insight from raw data.

Examples of Career Paths:

  • Analyst Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Marketing Data Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Supply Chain Data Analyst

Types of Employers:

  • U.S. Military
  • Department of Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Finance and Banking
  • Big Data Companies
  • Technology Companies

Faculty & Staff

Academic Director

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Marcus Ellis

Dr. Marcus Ellis has more than 15 years of executive and teaching experience in data science, data mining, machine learning, predictive modeling, and more. Dr. Ellis has built and led data science, data analytics, data engineering, data operations, and pricing teams for such companies as Red Ventures, Lowe’s, Staples, and more, and has consulted for companies from a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, and retail.
Dr. Ellis brings these real-life experiences to the MSBA curriculum and incorporates practical, real-world cases in each course. His teaching philosophy is that students want to learn things in class today that they can apply at work the next day. In many cases the assignments are modified to allow students to explore data sets and problems that are relevant to their day-to-day, emphasizing practical application and meeting students where they are.
Dr. Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree from High Point University, a master’s in finance from Boston University, a master’s in data science from Northwestern University, and a doctorate in business administration and econometrics from Sacred Heart University.
Married with two kids, Dr. Ellis loves family time, working out, and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

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Program Staff

Moe Bradley, M.Ed; M.S.
Associate Program Director
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Toni Grout, MPA; M.S.
Student Support Advisor


Meet some graduates from our online bachelor's programs.

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From the very beginning of submitting my application to graduation day, the one-on-one interaction with the faculty and staff made me feel a part of the Norwich family.

Steve Gonzalez
Class of 2016
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
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I have always dreamed about graduating from Norwich University. Going to college was always on my bucket list and this was my motivation.

Kelley Lawrence
Class of 2016
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education is the name that comes with it; there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma. It’s finishing what I started here many years ago and I wanted something I can be proud to hang in my office.

Julie Scribner
Class of 2015
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Online Learning

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Norwich has developed online programs to maximize your career potential. Get to know a few graduates -- with busy schedules -- and how they made their education fit into their lifestyles.

Kim Swasey

I am married and have a wonderful daughter. I love to go out with friends and take advantage of the outdoors.

My background
I am retired from the military and am now working as a contractor for the government.
How I succeeded at Norwich
As I work in the public administration sector as a contractor, I wasn't able to use any government resource to do school work (including my work computer), which meant I did all school work outside of normal working hours. I found the best time for me was very early in the morning when the house was quiet. Another critical piece was camaraderie with my classmates. You can persevere with your support system.
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