Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Business Analytics Emphasis

Semester Credit Hours Required

39-48 Semester credit hours required

The Business Analytics emphasis teaches students to solve analytical problems from diverse disciplines including healthcare, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, and human resource using classroom experiences in data mining, statistics, and information systems. As part of the MBA, this emphasis gives students the expertise employers are seeking to manage, organize and analyze complex data in a rapidly changing business environment.  This degree pathway also prepares students to become certified business analysts. Such certifications are available through various organizations such as SAS.    

Courses may be taken in any sequence, with 3 exceptions:

  1. Students should complete BUS 5433, prior to enrolling in BUS 5243.
  2. Students must have successfully completed BUS 5133, BUS 5433, BUS 5243, BUS 5263, and BUS 5663 before attempting BUS 5893.
  3. Students should enroll in BUS 5893 in their last semester of the program.

BUS 5893 is the Capstone course for the program.  In this class, students will be required to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in all of the other required courses. 

Proficiency Courses (may be waived)0-9
Foundations in Business
Financial Accounting
Foundations of Financial Management
Required Courses for M.B.A. major
BUS 5133Marketing Management3
BUS 5243Managerial Finance3
BUS 5263Organizational Behavior in Business Administration3
BUS 5433Managerial Accounting3
BUS 5663Decision Analysis for Managers3
BUS 5893Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone, must be taken in FINAL semester.)3
BUS 5933Business Ethics and Legal Environment3
Total Semester Credit Hours21-30
Required Courses for emphasis in Business Analytics
BUS 5153Research Methods in Business3
BUS 5683Business Decision Process3
BUS 5693Enterprise Applications of Business Intelligence3
BUS 5763Strategic Information Systems3
CSCI 5103Fundamentals of Informatics3
CSCI 5673Big Data: Management, Access, and Use3
Total Semester Credit Hours18