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    May 31, 2023  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 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 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. 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 531 , MGSC 532 , MGSC 534 , MGSC 691 , and MGSC 692 
STAT 571 , STAT 563 , STAT 566 , and STAT 572 
BUAD 593 

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.