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    Dec 07, 2022  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics Major, MS

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The Master of Science degree with a major in Business Analytics is designed as preparation for a career in the application of analytics and quantitative methods to complex problems in all areas of business.

Business Analytics coursework will expose students to a broad range of decision analysis techniques and tools and facilitate the application of these methodologies to real-world business problems. The coursework will further integrate communication and teamwork skills with a knowledge base in business analytics to create expertise in one of four areas of focus: business intelligence, business process optimization, data mining, and applied statistics.


The master’s program requires three applicant recommendation forms and the GRE or GMAT, along with the formal online application submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Applications are encouraged from all majors, but a quantitative background and proficiency in a computer language is required.


Hours Credit
Core Requirements*   26
Applied Specialization area (as approved by advisor)   12
  Total 38
*Core Requirements: MGSC 530 , MGSC 531 , MGSC 532 , MGSC 534 OMS 505 STAT 563  or STAT 565 , STAT 566 , STAT 571 , STAT 572 STAT 574 , ACCT 505  or ACCT 506 , and MARK 505 .

The faculty in the department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science will work closely with the student in tailoring a program to his/her needs. The advisor must approve a tentative overall program during the students first semester and must approve all courses on a semester-by-semester basis. The total course load will remain 38 hours for all students.

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