Jul 19, 2024  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2021-2022 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics, MS

Nabil Tamimi, Chair, Operations and Information Management Program

Director, Business Analytics Program




Business analytics is the practice of evaluating data to extract insights that help organizations make better business decisions and solve problems. The 30 credit-hour MS in Business Analytics program curriculum is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in using advanced analytics techniques such as  data visualization, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics to make informed business decisions. Business analytics is one of the fastest growing professions in the country, with job opportunities available in virtually every type of industry.


The Business Analytics program is comprised of 10 courses (5 core courses and 5 elective courses- 3 credits each) totaling 30 credits and is STEM designated. Courses may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and are delivered on-campus and online.

Students who lack the appropriate background may be required to take one or more of the following 1 credit foundation modules:

MBA 501A  - Statistics Module

MBA 501B  - Management Science Module

MBA 501C  - Information Management Module

MBA 504B  - Marketing Module


Total Program Credits: 30

  Courses Credits
Core Courses: 15 credits    
BUAN 571   Introduction to Business Analytics 3
BUAN 572   Data Mining 3
BUAN 576   Business Database Management Systems 3
BUAN 578   Business Intelligence 3
BUAN 590   Big Data Capstone Project 3
Choose 5 Elective Courses: 15 credits    
BUAN 573   Business Analytics Using R 3
BUAN 574   Business Forecasting Models 3
BUAN 575   Business Simulation 3
BUAN 577   Data Visualization 3
BUAN 584   Special Topics in Business Analytics 3
BUAN 585   Big Data Ethics 3
BUAN 586   Applied Business Statistics 3
BUAN 587   Customer Relationship Management 3
BUAN 588   Business Analytics Using Python 3
Total Program Credits 30