Mendoza School of Business

MBA/MSBA Curriculum

Four semesters, 68 credits, two degrees, and everything you need to know about business and analytics.

Your first year focuses primarily on MBA core courses, including a solid introduction to business analytics in the spring, to provide a foundation for your internship experience. In the second year, you complete MSBA and MBA required courses, and then select from a wide range of elective offerings to suit your career objectives.

Each of your four semesters consists of two seven-week modules, separated by a one-week interterm intensive that is focused on developing and applying your analytics skills.

**Curriculum is subject to change.

YEAR 1 Fall (18 credit hours)

Module 1

Financial Accounting I
Introduction to Business Analytics
Foundations of Ethical Business Conduct
Career Leadership

Interterm Intensive: 1 credit hour course

Module 2

Financial Accounting II
Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Strategic Decision Making

YEAR 1 Spring (19 credit hours)

Module 3

Process Analytics
Data Exploration and Visualization
Leading People and Teams
Data Management

Interterm Intensive: Data Wrangling with R

Module 4

Advanced Statistical Inference
Predictive Analytics
Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Data Storytelling

YEAR 2 Fall (17 credit hours)

Module 1

Machine Learning
MBA Electives or Concentration Track Courses*
MSBA Electives**

Interterm Intensive: Integrated Analytics Deep Dive

Module 2

Python for Data Analytics
MBA Electives or Concentration Track Courses*
MSBA Electives**

YEAR 2 Spring (17 credit hours)

Module 3

Unstructured Data Analytics
Analytics Capstone Experience
MBA Electives or Concentration Track Courses*
MSBA Electives**

Interterm Intensive: 1 credit hour course OR International Immersion

Module 4

Analytics Capstone Experience
Ethics and Big Data Analytics
MBA Electives or Concentration Track Courses*
MSBA Electives**

*MBA/MSBA automatically complete an MBA Business Analytics concentration. One Ethics elective is also required.

**MSBA Electives are subject to change (10 credit hours required):

Sports Analytics
Social Media Analytics
Data Analytics with Excel VBA
Strategic Business Technology
Lean Six Sigma
Supply Chain Analytics
Marketing Analytics
Healthcare Analytics
Data Acquisition
Time Series Analysis 

Integral Leadership Development

Our dual-degree MBA/MSBA students will not only master truly data-driven decision-making, but will also have a unique opportunity to combine this with strong leadership skills to advance their careers. Leadership skills are highly sought after by recruiters, and often most elusive to find at business schools. Every business school claims to teach effective leadership, but what does that really mean?

At Mendoza, it means leading with confidence, from your core values, and being authentic. We want our students to understand their own strengths and weaknesses – then turn those into effective leadership skills that are as unique as the individual, and as applicable at any organizational level.

Our Integral Leadership Development Program is your initial on-campus experience as a Mendoza two-year MBA/MSBA student. During your first week with us, you will explore leadership in ways that you never have. Delving deep so you can rise high. We believe that to become your best leader, you must be clear on who you are, what you believe, as well as what skills need to be honed.

We’re proud to have built a signature leadership experience in partnership with Mendoza Executive Education. As a two-year MBA/MSBA, you will be able to experience a leadership program similar to what we offer top corporate executives. It’s an opportunity worth taking.