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Master of Science in Business Analytics


The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is highly applied in nature, integrating business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various functional areas and industry sectors. Through the business advisory boards and partnerships with business community, the program also provides students with applied projects and business data sets as well as access to career networks and employment opportunities. The Center for Experiential Education will provide a state-of-the-art hands-on analytical lab experience. The GSM also fosters partnerships with leaders in business and non-profit organizations to strengthen the student experience. Students will have a chance to build mentor relationships with our diverse, committed and highly talented faculty and alumni with real-world experience. The specialized courses offered in the Business Analytics are:

Foundational Module (6 courses)

a. Business Analytics

  • FINC 501: Survey of Business Intelligence and Decision Making Modeling (3)
  • FINC 502: Forecasting Time Series (3)

b. Data Science Analytics

  • ACSG 555: Data Mining and Warehousing for Business (3)
  • ACSG 556: Data Visualization Techniques for Business (3)

c. Statistical Analytics

  • MATHG 501: Statistical Analysis 1 (3)
  • MATHG 502: Statistical Analysis 2 (3)

Application Module (4 courses)

a. Accounting Analytics

  • ACCT 521: Accounting Analysis and Revenues Optimization (3)

b. Financial Analytics

  • FINC 570: Quantitive Methods in Finance (3)

c. Management

  • BANA 543: Project Management Tools and Systems (3)

d. Marketing Analytics

  • MKTG 570: New Marketing Media and New Metrics (3)

Practicum Module (2 courses)

  • FINC 599: Functional and Strategic Finance (3)
  • BANA 599: Business Analytics Strategic Capstone (3)

Joint Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Finance

Students can obtain a joint Master of Science in Business Analytics and M.S. in Finance degrees after completing the M.S. in Business Analytics as above and completing six more courses from Finance. Contact the chair of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis for the eligible list of courses.