2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Decision Sciences

Master of Business Analytics

The Master of Business Analytics is offered by the Department of MIS, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences. Business analytics deals with data-driven or evidence-based decision making in any business or non-profit organization. This program addresses an expanding need in many organizations for professionals trained in business data analytics with competencies in both (i) designing/managing data acquisition, storage, and display technologies and (ii) performing modeling and analysis yielding insights that lead to high levels of organizational effectiveness. The program focuses on the entire problem solving process and on applied analytics skills for real world organizational issues and problems. 

The program is open to students with a variety of undergraduate majors and experiences who have some quantitative aptitude and interests. Different elective tracks are offered depending on students’ prior business education and/or experience. The program culminates with a capstone consulting project, which is a final, integrating experience to develop and enhance student capabilities in applying knowledge and skills to the real practice of business analytics.  The program is offered online as well as on campus in a face-to-face format

Data Management
MBA 615ABusiness Analytics - Processes and Techniques1.5
MIS 664AData Management for Analytics3
MIS 667AAdvanced Business Intelligence3
MIS 668ASpecial Topics in Data Analytics3
Analysis Methodologies
BAN 614Advanced Statistical Models3
BAN 618Advanced Business Analytics3
MBA 611Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions1.5
MBA 615BCase Studies in Analytics1.5
MBA 791Business Analytics1.5
Tools/Applications of Analytics
MIS 661AProblem Solving Methods and Tools3
BAN 710Capstone Project in Analytics3
Electives 16
Total Hours33