Dual Degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Business Analytics
Today’s world requires successful business leaders have both broad strategic perspectives as well as strong analytical capabilities to make sound decisions based on data. The dual degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) responds to such needs and prepares our graduates for the challenges of the 21st century. The MBA degree develops students with broad and strategic perspectives across multiple business fields, such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations. The MSBA degree program develops students with specialized knowledge and skills for data management and analytics. Based on these well-established MBA and MSBA programs, the dual degree program further helps prepare students by leveraging on the synergy between the two separate MBA and MSBA programs.
|DATA 5400||Applied Business Statistics 1||3|
|DATA 5405||Python Fundamentals 1||3|
|Select at least three courses from the following: 2||9-18|
|Introduction to Accounting|
|Principles of Economics for Business|
|Principles of Finance|
|Select one ACCT course||3|
|Select one ECON course||3|
|Select one FNCE course||3|
|MGMT 6503||Legal and Ethical Environment of Business||3|
|Select one MKTG course||3|
|Select a concentration in one of the following areas:||12|
|DATA 6500||Business Analytics||3|
|DATA 6505||Python for Business Analytics||3|
|DATA 6510||Databases for Business Analytics||3|
|DATA 6530||Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics||3|
|DATA 6540||Business Intelligence||3|
|DATA 6545||Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics||3|
|DATA 6999||Capstone: Business Analytics Applications||3|
May be waived by successful completion of a test-out exam.
Admitted MBA students may waive select Core Courses on the basis of previous coursework (with a final grade of B or higher) or with relevant work experience when combined with previous coursework. Course waivers are determined upon acceptance to the program.
The following overarching principles guide the MBA/MSBA dual degree program:
- MSBA candidates, in order to obtain the 30 credits required by that program, will use MBA concentration courses to fulfil the nine elective credits required of the MSBA degree.
- Interested candidates may earn both degrees with 60 credits, based on testing out or waiving of prerequisites via prior coursework.
- Preparatory or core courses required for the MBA and MSBA will be required.