The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) provides students with the deep modeling and analytical skills to find insights in data to inform better decision making.
The MSBA program builds a foundation in the quantitative methods underlying data analytics and the practical ways data is managed in an organization. It expands on that foundation to go deeper into machine learning to enable the student to conduct predictive and prescriptive analysis. A student’s skill set is rounded out and strengthened with classes in effective communication of analysis and results as well as the ethical implications and use of data. The program is rigorous and focused, designed to provide a strong understanding and skill set in data science and analytics.
The program is comprised of 10 courses over eight consecutive eight-week sessions and is offered in a hybrid format. The majority of coursework is online with face-to-face meetings (usually Friday afternoon and Saturday) typically mid-course. Students completing the MSBA program should expect to meet the following learning objectives:
Students will have strong foundational knowledge in the use of statistical data analysis techniques used in business decision making.
Students will be able to select, apply, and evaluate models of analysis according to business needs.
Students will be able to effectively and responsibly communicate the patterns found in the data.