The program is designed to provide a strong foundation in all the areas of business analytics, while allowing considerable flexibility so that students can individually tailor their programs according to their interests or career plans. The program requires the completion of 33 semester credits. Additional graduate hours may be required to meet program prerequisites.
The program consists of three main components:
- Prerequisites are divided into Mathematics and Basic Business Knowledge (BBK). The Mathematics requirements must be completed before a student can start the program. BBK may be completed while in the program, but may add to the total numbers of hours needed to complete the program.
- Program Requirements. The 33 semester hours consist of 25 semester credits of required Business Analytics (BANA) courses and 8 semester credits of electives, at least 4 of which must be BANA-prefixed courses at the 6000 level or above. All electives must be approved by the Academic Director.
- MS Capstone. The program requires the completion of a Capstone experience. This experience will be described in an original essay based on a research project, an extension of a course case analysis or project, or a description of an internship project or projects.