MS in Business Analytics/MS in Management Information Systems

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission criteria of both programs and are admitted separately to each through separate applications.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 56.
  • Course Work Depending on their background, students may be required to take additional technical, business, and other background courses as part of the degrees' requirements.
Required Course—Both Degrees (4 hours)
Advanced Database Management
Required Courses and Capstone—MS in Business Analytics (12 hours)
Analytics Strategy and Practice
Data Mining for Business
Statistical Models and Methods for Business Analytics
Required Courses and Capstone—MS in Management Information Systems (16 hours)
Enterprise Application Development
Enterprise Information Infrastructure Planning & Security
Select one of the following IS Management courses:
Management of Information Systems
Information Systems Strategy and Policy
Audit and Control of Information Systems
Select one of the following Capstone Project Experience courses:
Advanced Systems Analysis and Design Project
E-Commerce Project
Independent Study in Information and Decision Sciences
Electives—MS in Business Analytics (12 hours)
Select 12 hours from among the following analytics electives. Based on the student's background and interests, other analytics-related courses may be taken with the advice and approval of the director of graduate studies.
Optimization Models and Methods
Analytics for Big Data
Social Media and Network Analysis
Advanced Text Analytics for Business
Business Data Visualization
Advanced Predictive Models and Applications for Business Analytics
Special Topics in Information and Decision Sciences
Electives—MS in Management Information Systems (12 hours)
With the approval of the director of graduate studies, select three 4-hour courses. Of these, 4 hours may be electives from the list above. Courses from other departments and colleges may be taken as electives with the approval of the director of graduate studies. These courses may be selected to fit career tracks in IS Consulting, Auditing and Forensics, Corporate IS Management, Supply Chain and Service Operations, Enterprise Applications or IS Operations.