Helzberg School of Management Undergraduate Programs
Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics
Learn how to use complex data to answer important business questions with an M.S. in business intelligence and analytics from Rockhurst University.

Helzberg School of Management

1100 Rockhurst Road
Conway Hall
Kansas City, MO 64110

About the Helzberg MS-BIA

This program, offered through Rockhurst’s AACSB-accredited Helzberg School of Management, will provide you with the skillset and experience you need to tap into valuable jobs in growing the field of data science. Within this degree program, you’ll learn the data science techniques of statistical modeling, computer science and machine learning, then add in the implementation, business and strategy skills you need to be successful in a corporate environment.

A Degree in High Demand

Organizations today exist in a world of data. Businesses are challenged to determine patterns in complex data, perform analytical monitoring, and then use this information to answer important business questions. However, the availability of highly qualified professionals trained in data science continues to fall short of the demand.

According to the McKinsey Institute’s recent analysis, there will be a need for an additional 1.5 million data savvy managers by 2018. That’s where Rockhurst University’s M.S. in business intelligence and analytics comes in.

Kansas City - A Data Hub

As a Rockhurst student, you can expect to connect with local executives looking for your expertise in companies such as Cerner, BKD, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AMC Theaters, Swiss Re, DST Systems, Sprint, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and more.

Kansas City is a data-rich area, home to these companies as well as a number of engineering and health care firms that produce tremendous amounts of data. With our M.S. in business intelligence and analytics under your belt, coupled with strong connections to area experts, you can be confident in your job prospects.



The median salary for a data scientist in the U.S. is $118,000 per year. And, according to Burtch Works’ 2014 study of data scientist salaries, the more people you manage the more you’ll earn. For example, those who managed 1-3 people earned a median annual salary of $140,000, while those responsible for a team of 10+ earned $232,500.


Advance your career while you advance your education. Professional coaches help you analyze your current position or career goals and then guide you to apply your classroom experiences. This innovative program ensures you’ll graduate with an M.S. in business intelligence and analytics, paving a clear path for furthering your career.

AACSB Accredited


Employers take notice of applicants from AACSB-accredited programs. To earn this prestigious accreditation, Rockhurst met rigorous, relevant and carefully reviewed standards. With fewer than five percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs earning AASCB accreditation, graduating from an accredited program is a powerful differentiator around the globe. In fact, Rockhurst’s Helzberg School of Management is the region’s only private, AACSB accredited school.