Specialized Master in Business Analytics
Program Structure

The full-time or part-time curriculum is comprised of 31.5 semester credit hours of coursework, distributed as follows:

  • 31.5 total credit hours
  • 10.5 credit hours for business foundation coursework, consisting of four courses: Managerial Economics, Accounting and Financial Analysis, Statistics and Data Analysis, and Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
  • 12 credit hours of course work in Data Management, and Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics.
  • 4.5 credit hours for a Pre-Capstone (1.5) and Analytics Management Capstone (3) using real corporate partner data.
  • 4.5 credit hours of electives from an approved list of analytics-focused or discipline-specific courses

Choose what is best for you.

Full-Time Curriculum (10-months)

  • Semester 1 (Autumn)

    Term one (7 weeks)

    • Statistics and Data Analysis - BUSOBA 6400 (3 credits) 
    • Accounting and Finance for Analytics - BUSFIN 6230 (3 credits) 

    Term two (7 weeks)

    • Data Management for Analytics - BUSOBA 7250 (3 credits)
    • Managerial Economics - BUSML 6243 (3 credits)

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  • Semester 2 (Spring)

    Term one (7 weeks)

    • Descriptive Analytics and Visualization - BUSOBA 7331 (3 credits) 
    • Predictive Analytics - BUSOBA 7332 (3 credits) 

    Term two (7 weeks)

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  • Semester 3 (Summer)

    Term one (8 weeks)

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OR

Part-Time Curriculum

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Three synchronous classes, every seven weeks.

Combine your online asynchronous instruction with rich on-campus or live-streamed Saturday coursework to complete each class. The synchronous portion of each 3-credit hour course occurs over three Saturdays (on-campus or live-streaming) during a 7-week term (four during the summer) with distance-learning asynchronous content and support in-between. The Saturday classes are delivered as 3.5-hour blocks, with classes beginning towards the end of August. Download the latest SMB-A plan of study/calendar.

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