Simon Business School

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.

Download the program study grid for Full-Time MS in Business Analytics

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



Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

GBA 463

Economics and Marketing Strategy for MS Students

GBA 462R

Core Statistics for MS Students Using R

CIS 465A

Practicum in Business Analytics I

CIS 465B

Practicum in Business Analytics II

GBA 464

Programming for Analytics

CIS 417

Introduction to Business Analytics

CIS 442

Advanced Business Analytics

CIS 434

Social Media Analytics

GBA 466

Accounting and Finance for MS Students

CIS 442

Data Management for Analytics

CMC Programming

Job Search Essentials


MKT 436R

Marketing Analytics Using R

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MKT 451

Advanced Marketing Analytics


CIS 416

Advanced Information Technology


CIS 418*

Advanced Business Modeling


OMG 411

Supply Chain Analytics


OMG 415

Process Improvement

Communicating Business Decisions (Modules I, II, III, and IV)

I MGC401

Interpersonal Persuasion

II MGC 402

Communicating Analytics



IV MGC 411

Advanced Persuasion


* MSBA Internship Track students will take one less course in the Spring Quarter and will take CIS 418 in the following Fall Quarter

The above study grid is current for the 2016-2017 academic year. While it is not expected that the program’s billable credits will change for the 2016-2017 academic year, the arrangement of courses is subject to change.

Read more in our Study Plan Description.


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