Graduate Degree - Business Analytics - Master of Science

Program:
Business Analytics - Master of Science
Program Code:
6066 Business Analytics
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Science
Start Term:
US14
College:
Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
Department:
The Eli Broad College of Business


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Graduate Study

Business Analytics - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Business Analytics addresses the study, research, and application of analytics. Its focus is on business analytics, the use of data in various forms and often large sets to make optimal business decisions. This multidisciplinary program prepares analytics professionals for careers based in data information, collection, and analysis in many types of organizations and has broad appeal to a wide variety of academic and professional audiences.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university, The Eli Broad College of Business and Graduate School of Management, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted to the Master of Science degree in Business Analytics, an applicant must have:

  1. a bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution.
  2. an academic record equivalent to at least 3.00 (B) in undergraduate course work.
  3. completed, with a grade of 3.0 or higher, college-level courses in calculus and statistics.
  4. experience in programming languages, such as Python, Java, HTML, C and C++, and statistical software tools.
  5. strong scores on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or extensive work experience.
  6. working knowledge of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, networking, and database management systems.

Admission to the program is selective and meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission. The applicant’s overall record is considered, including the student’s statement of objectives, recommendations, academic transcripts, and other documentation as required.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Business Analytics

The Master of Science degree in Business Analytics is available only under Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30 credits are required for the degree.

1. Students must complete 30 credits from the following courses:
CSE 881 Data Mining 3
CSE 891 Selected Topics 3
ITM 818 Data Management and Visualization in Analytics 3
ITM 881 Network Analytics 3
ITM 882 Analytics Practicum 3
or
ITM 893 Business Analytics Internship 3
ITM 883 Business Analytics Problem Solving 2
ITM 885 Machine Learning and Optimization in Analytics 3
ITM 886 Communication Strategies for Analytics 1
ITM 888 Capstone: Business Analytics 3
STT 805 Statistical Modeling for Business Analytics 3
Other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement with approval of the program director. Information Technology Management 818, 882, 888, and 893 are experiential analytics project courses which engage students in analytics project work in partnership with corporate and/or non-profit organizations.
2. Completion of a final oral examination or evaluation.