Master in Business Analytics

Program Structure

The MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) curriculum balances a depth of analytical training with a breadth of business knowledge. The rigorous and fast-paced program consists of fundamental business courses, custom-tailored to data science.

This one-year program begins in June and consists of three intensive semesters, each semester containing 15 credits of coursework. The MSBA is a full-time graduate program with classes held during the day.

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Summer Semester: Business and Management Fundamentals

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics for Data Scientists (3 credits)
  • Analytics for Competitive Advantage (3 credits)
  • Programming and Application Development (3 credits)
  • Marketing Management (3 credits)

Fall Semester: Technical Fundamentals

  • Data Management, Databases, and Data Warehousing (3 credits)
  • Harvesting Big Data (3 credits)
  • Project Management, Leadership, Communications, and Team Dynamics (3 credits)
  • Exploratory Data Analytics and Visualization (3 credits)
  • Predictive Analytics (3 credits)

Spring Semester: Specialty Courses and Experiential Learning Projects

  • Advanced Issues in Business Analytics (3 credits)
  • Data-Driven Experimentation and Measurement (3 credits)
  • Modeling and Heuristics for Decision Making and Support (3 credits)
  • Experiental Learning (6 credits)
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