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.

Preparatory Courses
DATA 5400Applied Business Statistics 13
DATA 5405Python Fundamentals 13
Select at least three courses from the following: 29-18
Introduction to Accounting
Principles of Economics for Business
Principles of Finance
Business Operations
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management
MBA Courses
Select one ACCT course3
Select one ECON course3
Select one FNCE course3
MGMT 6503Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
Select one MKTG course3
MBA Concentration
Select a concentration in one of the following areas:12
MSBA Courses
DATA 6500Business Analytics3
DATA 6505Python for Business Analytics3
DATA 6510Databases for Business Analytics3
DATA 6530Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics3
DATA 6540Business Intelligence3
DATA 6545Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics3
DATA 6999Capstone: Business Analytics Applications3
Total Credits63-72

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.