Master of Science in Business Analytics - Collins College of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics

business analytics

Program Description

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) targets the education of students in the analysis, interpretation and prediction capabilities of large sets of data. The MSBA is a STEM-certified program that will direct you master the technical tools necessary to perform analysis of a variety of data and utilize data the drive informed decision-making. Furthermore, coursework will develop students’ communication skills, a key component to employment and success in the field.

Skills and Outcomes

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program will equip you to:

  • develop, analyze and apply descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytical techniques for a wide range of business problems and data scenarios;
  • demonstrate proficiency with analytics programming, data management, data visualization and quantitative analysis to support decision-making; and
  • communicate the results of analytics projects effectively to audiences with various analytic backgrounds.

Experiential Learning

The MSBA offers a Business Analytics Practicum as an immersive data analytics experience guided by faculty and/or industry mentors using “big data” from current business situations.

Alumni Spotlight

Passing through the MSBA program, I had unlimited access to my professors, world-class facilities, and also the opportunity to specialize in a discipline-specific area. I was equipped with all the resources, technical tools and hands-on practical experience required to build an excellent career in the world of data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning

Adedapo Oyeyemi MSBA '20

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Round
Fall App Deadline
Fall Decision Date
Fall Commitment Deadline
1* Jan 15 March 1 April 15
2 ** April 1 May 15 Jun 15
3 May 31 Rolling Admission Rolling Admission


* Apply by Round 2 to be considered for Dean’s scholarships
** Final deadline for international student to ensure visa processing</e

Degree Details

The primary goal of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to provide a quality graduate-level experience that will prepare students for careers in accounting across a wide variety of organizations.

Course Bulletin

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Four out of five of our graduate business students receive some form of financial assistance, either through scholarships, graduate assistantships or company tuition reimbursement.

Scholarships Tuition & Fees

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree will:

  1. develop, analyze, and apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytical techniques for a wide range of business problems and data scenarios;
  2. demonstrate proficiency with analytics programming, data management, data visualization, and quantitative analysis to support decision making; and
  3. communicate effectively the results of analytics projects to audiences with various analytic backgrounds.

Curriculum and Time to Completion

The Master of Science in Business Analytics degree is a 30-credit program that can be completed full time in four semesters.

First Year
Second Year
Fall QM 7023 – Statistics and Data Visualization
QM 7073 – Foundations of Analytics
QM 7103 – Analytics Programming
Fall QM 7003 – Business Decision Models
QM 7093 – Enterprise Data Systems
QM 7111 – Managing Data Analytics Projects
QM 7402 – Leading and Managing Analytics Organizations
Spring QM 7063 – Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
QM 7503 – Regression and Statistical Learning
Elective – Elective #1
Summer QM 7083 – Business Analytics Practicum