The master of science in business analytics (M.S.B.A.) degree program is designed for students with quantitative backgrounds looking to gain a competitive edge before entering the job market as well as those working in the field and looking to further develop their skills.
The curriculum is a blend of foundational courses in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics; elective courses in analytics applied to a specific functional area or industry; workshops in communication, team, and project management; and hands-on exposure to industry-standard analytics tools/software. The program culminates in a project whereby students work in teams on an actual industry-related problem and present their findings to the client firm.
The program is offered in an intensive 16-month format for full-time students and a two-year, part-time format for working professionals.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits, including 25.5 credits in required courses and 7.5 credits in elective courses.
|DNSC 6201||Introduction to Business Analytics|
|DNSC 6203||Statistics for Analytics I|
|DNSC 6206||Stochastic Fndn: Prob Models|
|DNSC 6210||Decision and Risk Analytics|
|DNSC 6211||Programming for Analytics|
|DNSC 6212||Optimization Methods and Applications|
|DNSC 6213||Statistics for Analytics II|
|DNSC 6216||Business Analytics Skills Workshops|
|DNSC 6217||Business Analytics Practicum|
|DNSC 6219||Time Series Forecasting for Analytics|
|DNSC 6279||Data Mining|
|ISTM 6212||Data Management for Analytics|
|7.5 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor.|
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
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