Apr 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Business Analytics, MS

Nabil Tamimi, Chair, Operations and Analytics Department

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.

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


Enhanced Track

Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics: Enhanced Track

The Master of Science in Business Analytics Enhanced Track has up to 4 additional courses that may be assigned to students during the admissions process.  

MBA 501A  : Statistics Module (1 credit)

MBA 501B  : Management Science Module (1 credit)

MBA 501C  : Information Management Module (1 credit)

MBA 504B  : Marketing Module (1 credit)