Business Analytics Graduate Option
This option is available within the Business Administration major at the following locations:
The MBA Business Analytics graduate option supports a rapidly-growing interest from organizations that need people who can integrate data sets and tools to address opportunities and risks. The information value of both in-house and third-party data sets can now be leveraged using powerful emerging technologies. Increasingly organizations leverage advances in software interoperability, data exchange mechanisms and data mining and visualization techniques to better understand their operations, customers, and markets. This trend has become known as ‘data mining,’ ‘business analytics,’ ‘business intelligence’ or, nowadays, ‘big data'.
Candidates with an undergraduate business major or minor can complete an MBA with business analytics in nine intensive months as full-time students. Other college graduates can take core-1 courses over the summer and join the cohort in the fall. Part-time students can complete the MBA over a longer time frame. A final capstone project and oral exam demonstrate a student's ability to apply learned concepts.
Option Code: 2059
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work.
- Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
- Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner.
The Business Analytics graduate option requires 60 credits of coursework, including 15 credits of Core-1 courses, 27 credit hours of Core-2 courses, 15 credits within the Business Analytics graduate option, and 3 credits for an elective.
|Core-1 Coursework 1|
|BA 513||BUSINESS LEGAL ENVIRONMENT||3|
|BA 514||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||3|
|BA 515||MANAGERIAL DECISION TOOLS||3|
|BA 516||CREATING VALUE IN EXCHANGE||3|
|BA 517||MARKETS AND VALUATION||3|
|BA 528||FINANCIAL AND COST ANALYSIS||3|
|BA 540||CORPORATE FINANCE||3|
|BA 550||LEADERSHIP AND TEAMS IN ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|BA 555||PRACTICAL BUSINESS ANALYSIS||3|
|BA 561||SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT||3|
|BA 569||ADVANCED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT||3|
|BA 572||ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3|
|BA 590||MARKETING MANAGEMENT||3|
|MGMT 559||MANAGING ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY||3|
|Business Analytics Graduate Option-Specific Courses|
|BANA 560||DATA ANALYTICS FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE||3|
|BANA 570||DATA MANAGEMENT||3|
|BANA 571||DATA EXPLORATION AND VISUALIZATION||3|
|BANA 572||DATA AND TEXT MINING||3|
|BANA 577||INTEGRATED BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROJECT||3|
|Unrestricted Elective Course|
|Select 3 credits||3|
Core-1 requirements may be waived if a candidate has a recent undergraduate major in business, or has completed equivalent course work within an undergraduate business minor.
Option Code: 2059