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Business Analytics Curriculum

The Simon Business Analytics curriculum is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in both analytics and business–covering statistics, analytics, and core business areas; building a solid platform for a successful career and life-long learning, while simultaneously developing hands-on skills and expertise to jump start your career.

You will get extensive experience in using cutting-edge analytics toolkits starting with courses on key analytical technologies, numerous applications and projects in these courses, and an optional summer internship. This is a STEM designated program.

Choose the Program Format that is Right for You.

Get more information on the Full-Time MS in Business Analytics Program in the course catalog.

Full-Time Business Analytics students have two available tracks:

  • 10-month program of study (non-internship track)
  • 17-month program of study (internship track)
    • Internships are not guaranteed - students choosing the option to extend their program will be eligible to seek an internship, but are not guaranteed placement in an internship

Program Requirements

Note: This chart reflects the 2017-18 academic schedule. This is subject to change. BABA

TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4

GBC463
Economics and Marketing Strategy for MS Students

GBA464
Programming for Analytics

GBA462R
Core Statistics for MS Students Using R

CIS417
Introduction to Business Analytics

GBA466*
Accounting and Finance for MS Students

CIS465A
Practicum in Business Analytics I

CIS442D
Advanced Business Analytics

CIS442E
Data Management for Analytics

MKT436R
Marketing Analytics Using R

CIS465B
Practicum in Business Analytics II

CIS434
Social Media Analytics

 

 

 

Take 2** out of:

CIS418
Advanced Business Modeling**

CIS442F
Big Data

OMG411
Supply Chain Analytics

MKT440
Pricing Analytics

MKT451
Advanced Marketing Analytics

COMMUNICATING BUSINESS DECISIONS
(Modules I, II, III)

MODULE I
MGC461

MODULE II
MGC462

MODULE III
MGC463

 
  • The program of study for the MSBA degree has been designed as a lock-step program which meets all the requirements for a STEM certified program.
  • Students with sufficient prior coursework in accountancy or finance can petition to substitute GBA466* Accounting and Finance for MS Students with FIN418 Quantitative Finance with Python or MKT414 Pricing Policies in the fall term.
  • ** 17-month track
    • MSBA students in the 17-month track will take one fewer elective in the spring term and will take CIS418 the following fall as their last class. There are no exceptions on this class.

Read more in our Study Plan Description.

 
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