In 2012, Harvard Business Review named Data Scientist the “sexiest job” of the 21st century, and in 2016 it was named the “best job of the year” by Glassdoor, a leading web-based employment site.  

The skills for a data scientist role include a strong basis in computer science, statistics and math, coupled with a strong business acumen and the ability to clearly communicate and convey the findings.  An MBA with a specialization in Analytics will provide the groundwork for moving into this fast growing field.  

Major Requirements:

  • 12.0 hours in total
  • 9.0 hours in base courses
  • 3.0 hours in additional analytics electives


  • Sample course offerings

    Base Courses:

    • Data Analysis and Visualization
    • Tools for Data Analysis
    • Management of Corporate Data Resources
    • Data Mining for Business Intelligence
    • Prescriptive Analytics


    Elective Courses:

    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Financial Statement Analysis II
    • Fraud Examination
    • Financial Modeling
    • Derivatives I
    • Derivatives II
    • Simulation, Risk Analysis and Decision Making
    • Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand
    • Sports Analytics
    • Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty Analysis
    • Marketing Research and Analytics
    • Quantitative Product and Pricing Analysis