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The Master of Science in Business Analytics provides students with the tools and techniques to turn complex data into decisions that drive business performance. Students gain data analysis skills that can be applied to a wide range of functions and fields, including marketing, finance, operations, human resources, healthcare and hospitality. Graduates emerge well-equipped to assume business analyst roles or deepen analytical skills within their current roles.
The curriculum provides a combination of skills in business and data science that are highly prized by organizations. Students study statistics, decision modeling and data visualization, in addition to core business analytic functions in the areas of operations, accounting, finance, management and marketing.
The MS in Business Analytics is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify international students to extend their post-graduation stay in the United States.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||52|
Students will be able to:
- Acquire data necessary to make data-driven business decisions using appropriate emerging technologies.
- Apply data preparation and cleaning techniques in accordance with business rules and practices.
- Analyze business problems through the use of statistical analyses and techniques.
- Design business reports that effectively communicate business results within in the management decision-making process.
- Develop skills necessary to quickly perform exploratory data analysis using a variety of analysis tools.
- Leverage data analyses to drive business strategy and ethical practices throughout an organization that generate business value.
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Business Analytics requires a minimum of 13 courses (52 credit hours), consisting of:
- Nine core courses (36 credit hours total)
- One required capstone course (4 credit hours)
- Three career path electives (12 credit hours total)
|GSB 420||BUSINESS ANALYTICS TOOLS||4|
|MGT 585||FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS||4|
|ECO 520||BUSINESS ANALYTICS TOOLS II||4|
|MGT 506||DECISION MAKING FOR MANAGERS||4|
|MGT 586||DATA VISUALIZATION||4|
|MIS 673||DATA MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGT 587||BUSINESS PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS||4|
|MGT 598||PROJECT MANAGEMENT||4|
|MKT 576||EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION||4|
|MGT 599||ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS STRATEGY & CAPSTONE||4|
|Career Path Electives|
|(3 courses, 4 credit hours each). Choose any three elective courses from any grouping below or follow these recommended course groupings by career focus and choose three electives from the same grouping. MGT 793 Management Internship may also be taken for one of the three elective courses.|
|INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND NETWORK SYSTEMS|
|SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS (FORMERLY CSC 495)|
|BIG DATA & THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT)|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA SCIENCE (FORMERLY IS 467)|
|BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC FORECASTING|
|STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY|
|ECONOMICS FOR DECISION-MAKING|
|Enterprise Risk Management|
|PRINCIPLES OF RISK AND INSURANCE|
|RISK MANAGEMENT MODELING|
|Geographic Information Systems|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT|
|GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT|
|TECHNOLOGY, QUALITY & HEALTH INFORMATICS|
|HEALTH SECTOR MANAGEMENT|
|HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS|
|MANAGING REVENUE TO MAXIMIZE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE|
|HOSPITALITY DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS AND CURRENT TRENDS|
|HOSPITALITY RESEARCH ANALYSIS & FINANCIAL METRICS|
|RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION|
|COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS|
|CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING|
|STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF PEOPLE ANALYTICS|
|ADVANCED PEOPLE ANALYTICS|
|CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT|
|ANALYTICAL TOOLS FOR MARKETERS|
|DECISIONS IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT|
|Supply Chain Management|
|STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT|
|GLOBAL SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT|
|PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT|
|TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS|