MS in Business Analytics/MBA

Admission Requirements

A student must meet the admissions criteria of both programs and is admitted separately to each independently through separate applications.

Degree Requirements

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

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 70
  • Course Work Depending on their background, students may be required to take additional technical, business and other background courses as part of the MS-MBA degree requirements.
Required Courses and Capstone—MS in Business Analytics (16 hours)
Advanced Database Management
Statistical Models and Methods for Business Analytics
Data Mining for Business
Analytics Strategy and Practice
Required Courses and Capstone—MBA (26 hours)
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Microeconomics for Business Decisions
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Introduction to Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Marketing
Enterprise Strategy
Electives—MS in Business Analytics (16 hours)
Select 16 hours from among the following business 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.
Advanced Predictive Models and Applications for Business Analytics
Optimization Models and Methods
Analytics for Big Data
Social Media and Network Analysis
Advanced Text Analytics for Business
Business Data Visualization
Special Topics in Information and Decision Sciences
Electives—MBA (28 hours)
At least 12 semester hours of 500-level courses must be from a discipline other than business analytics dedicated to completing the requirements for a concentration in one of the following options: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management, or Self-Directed.