Mendoza School of Business

MSBA 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.

The program comprises an intense 31 credit hours over two semesters that provide a master’s-level understanding of business analytics and position you to use data to inform complex business decisions.

Fall (18 credit hours)

Module 1

Introduction to Business Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Data Exploration and Visualization
Data Management
Career Leadership

Interterm Intensive: Data Wrangling with R

Module 2

Advanced Statistical Inference
Python for Data Analytics
Machine Learning
Data Storytelling

Spring (12-16 credit hours)

Module 3

Unstructured Data Analytics
Ethics and Big Data Analytics
MSBA Elective*

Interterm Intensive: Integrated Analytics Deep Dive

Module 4

Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Analytics Capstone Experience
MSBA Elective*

*MSBA Electives are subject to change (4 credit hours required):

Sports Analytics
Social Media Analytics
Data Analytics with Excel VBA
Strategic Business Technology
Lean Six Sigma
Supply Chain Analytics
Marketing Research
Marketing Analytics