Catalog 2021-2022

Master of Science in Business Analytics

The online M.S. in Business Analytics program is designed to teach students analytical skills necessary to effectively use data to solve business problems. The program teaches students foundational statistical and quantitative analysis skills to manipulate and analyze data sets, understand key programming languages, apply business forecasting models and develop spreadsheet models to make better business decisions. The capstone course provides students an opportunity to analyze big data sets from real companies to address current business issues. In addition to skills-based courses, three discipline-specific courses in finance, marketing and economics increase student exposure to the range of decisions that analytics can address.

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite courses: (6 credit hours)

FIN 500Foundations of Finance

2

QMB 500Statistics for Decision Makers

4

Required MS-BAN courses: (32 credit hours)

ECO 611Econometrics

4

FIN 617Analytics in Finance

4

ITM 615Data Mining for Business

4

ITM 617Machine Learning for Business Analytics

4

ITM 680Big Data for Analytics

4

MKT 617Marketing Analytics

4

QMB 612Decision Modeling and Analysis

4

QMB 660Advanced Business Forecasting

4

Total Credit Hours: 32-38