Oct 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics MS


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Program Director: Marlene A. Smith
Telephone: 303-315-8421
E-mail: Ma.Smith@ucdenver.edu 

The MS in Business Analytics focuses on modeling and applications which prepares you for a career as a business analyst in industry or government. Today, companies in every conceivable industry are reaping the benefits of using formal mathematical models to assist them in addressing complex business problems. Business Analytics graduates hold positions that bridge the gap between operations research/statistics specialists and management.

Learn to apply quantitative methods to real-world problems using modern methodologies adopted from statistics, operations research, and management science. The MS in Business Analytics focuses on applications of mathematical models in the workplace rather than the development of new research techniques. The managerial emphasis of our degree is accomplished through a comprehensive set of elective and required coursework such as data analysis, operations management, forecasting, project management, simulation, predictive analytics, and supply chain management. Students may elect to pursue a specialization in Big Data.

Requirements for the MS degree in Business Analytics are met by the following courses and options:

Electives: (9 hours)


Select any three courses which must include BANA courses numbered 6000 or higher or MKTG 6050 Marketing Research.

Students may customize the degree by selecting BA electives meeting the above description OR students may utilize BANA electives to complete a specialization.   Currently there is one specialization available, which is: Big Data Specialization (BDA)

Big Data Specialization


  • Required course:

  • BANA 6620 - Computing for Business Analytics
  • Select two of the following courses:

  • BANA 6800 - Special Topics
  • Special topics course will only count as part of this specialization if the special topic includes Big Data.
     

  • BANA 6910 - Business Analytics Practicum
  • *30 credit hours are required for the degree, students may not double count any coursework in more than one space on the degree plan. Students may count BANA 6620 and BANA 6910 (if big data specific) towards the BANA core and count it towards the specialization, but must fulfill the remaining electives with BANA electives.

Notes and Restrictions


Students are not required to take a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis in the major field.

Note: Business School MS degrees typically allow students to transfer in 9 semester hours from another university. However, the MS in Business Analytics (BANA) allows students to petition to have a maximum of 6 semester hours transfer from another university. The transfer of required courses must closely reflect the educational objectives of the Master’s degree in Business Analytics. The evaluation of substitute courses will include syllabi evaluation and the accreditation of the transferring institution.

Total: 30 Hours


*30 credit hours are required for the degree, students may not double count any coursework in more than one space on the degree plan. Students may count BANA 6620 and BANA 6910 (if big data specific) towards the BA core and count it towards the specialization, but must fulfill the remaining electives with BANA electives.

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