Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics

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About the Online MS in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics

If you’re going to be a true decision-maker in business, you need a strategic understanding of data analysis. Designed specifically for busy professionals, Athens State University’s online Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics offers you a foundational understanding of leadership and the technical know-how in business analytics to allow you to become an influential data leader in your organization.

This online program will bolster your professional acumen by immersing you in tried-and-true strategic leadership models you can immediately put to work. We’ll show you how to strategically harness the power of data analytics so you can make effective decisions and guide business innovation.

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Affordable Tuition

Cost per credit for the online MS in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics program is just $348 plus fees.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates among state universities in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

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83% of Athens State alumni are employed following graduation — outperforming average national employment rates.*

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Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of using their expertise to help students succeed.

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Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.

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Because our tuition is affordable, our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation.*

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Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.

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Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with 200 years of academic excellence.

*according to a 2019-20 Alabama economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to the online MS in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics program, prospective students must:

  • Complete an application for graduate admission and submit all official transcripts
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit all additional documents required by the program, noted in the application
  • Meet all published deadlines for submission of application materials

Prospective students who earned a bachelor’s degree with a GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5 may be eligible for conditional admission. Contact an admissions advisor for more details at

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Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of business analytics professionals to grow 11% between 2019 and 2029, a much faster growth rate than the national average (4%).

Our online MS in Strategic Leadership and Business Analytics can help you advance your career into positions such as:

  • Market research analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Operations research analyst
  • Chief data officer

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