Aug 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics MS

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Program Director: Deborah Kellogg
Telephone: 303-315-8435

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.

This degree is not designed to be completed in one year.  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 BANA electives meeting the above description OR students may utilize BANA electives to complete the Big Data Specialization (BDA) outlined below:

Big Data Specialization

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

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