Mendoza School of Business

MSBA-Chicago Curriculum


In this program, you will learn to apply analytics techniques for Big Data including data mining, data storage and manipulation, data visualization, statistics, modeling, optimization, and simulation in a variety of business areas such as finance, operations, and marketing. You’ll also learn about the role machine learning and artificial intelligence play in a business context.

The program comprises an intense 30 credit hours over 12 months that provide a master’s-level understanding of business analytics and position you to use data to inform complex business decisions.

Opening Module

Introduction to Business Analytics

Module 1

Data Management
Data Visualization
Statistics for Managerial Decision Making I

Module 2

Machine Learning
Decision & Risk Analysis
Advanced R
Statistics for Managerial Decision Making II

Module 3

Time Series Analysis
Data Storytelling
Ethics in Business Analytics
Unstructured Data Analytics

Module 4

Cloud Analytics
Marketing and Customer Analytics
Emerging Issues in Analytics

Capstone Module

Analytics Capstone Project