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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics Major, MS

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.

Option Available

Course Only without Comprehensive Exam

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Formal online application submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions
  • Three applicant recommendation forms
  • GRE or GMAT official scores
  • Applications are encouraged from all majors, but a quantitative background and proficiency in a computer language is required.

Academic Standards

  • A grade of D or below in any core course is grounds for dismissal from the Master’s in Business Analytics Program.

Credit Hours Required

38 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

  • Core Requirements (29 credit hours)
  • Applied Specialization Area (9 credit hours)
    • Any 500 level Haslam College of Business class (ACCT, STAT, BAS, FINC, MARK, SCM, MGT, ECON) for which the student is eligible to enroll.  Must be selected in consultation with and approved by the student’s advisor.

Additional Course Requirements

  • ACCT 506  is recommended for those who have no prior coursework in cost accounting and BZAN 505  and SCM 505  are recommended for those with interest in supply chain analytics.

Non-Course Requirements

  • The degree requires the completion of an internship/practicum that is relevant to the program.  Summer internship employment is not for course credit.
  • In lieu of comprehensive exams, students must complete and pass a 1-semester project (BZAN 550 ) as part of the degree requirement.