Business analytics is so broad - first, you need to narrow down what type of analyst you might want to be, and what skills you are most interested in developing/using. Some analysts are heavy on the computer science or data science side, others are more math-based (I got into healthcare business analytics with a Fortune 7 company and I went to school for math), some have specialized knowledge, such as in retail/merchandising.
Business analysis is a "two-sided" (at least) skill. By that I mean the business analyst is a bridge builder - for example, between IT professionals and business leaders looking to implement a new system. The analyst in this case would need to have good technical understanding as well as business understanding and the communication skills to be a bridge between the two. (In my case, I bridge data science and operations research with clinically-minded leaders who need to build and assess new healthcare services in a financially sustainable way.)
Think about what "worlds" (besides the business world) you are skilled at navigating, or interested in. At that point, you can choose a school that will teach you both sides of the skill.
Kian recommends the following next steps:
- Research different types of business analyst jobs: data, IT, finance, marketing, retail, healthcare, etc
- Understand your skills and interests, especially where you want to "bridge"
- Research schools that can teach you both (or multiple) sides of your desired analyst career