Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

General

Program Description

Program Description

The STEM Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is an accelerated, 13-month program with a team-based structure that creates a rich and diverse learning environment. Students work both in teams and independently to complete the coursework. The program is designed and delivered in collaboration with local businesses to provide a realistic business orientation, increasing your skill relevance in the professional marketplace.

STEM MSBA Highlights

  • Learn analytics tools: Python, R, SAS, SAS Enterprise Miner, Tableau
  • A STEM-designated program that provides additional benefits for international students
  • Gain analytics skills/techniques:
    • Data mining
    • Data modeling
    • Data visualization
    • Discrete choice modeling
    • Machine learning
    • Prediction algorithms
    • Programming
    • Statistical analysis
    • Textual analysis
    • Web scraping
  • 30-33 credit-hours in a team-based format
  • $30,000 bundled tuition and fees – regardless of residency
  • A competitive paid internship is available for those who qualify*
  • Work with real-world company data and projects to solve real business issues through a capstone consulting project
  • Graduate with a SAS analytics certificate included in the curriculum
  • Personalized communication coaching to support your success
  • Lifetime career support through the Ulmer Career Center
  • Interact with corporate speakers and network with influential employers and experts
  • On-campus program in state-of-the-art facilities

*competitive and not guaranteed

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours for program completion. Currently, 25.5 credit hours are core and 4.5 credit hours are in electives.

Students also may enroll in up to three (3) additional credit hours in Analytics Internship courses spread across the program's three semesters.

Core Courses and Special Topics

  • MSBA 630 Data Management
  • MSBA 605 Programming for Analytics
  • MSBA 610 Linear Algebra
  • MSBA 615 Introduction to Statistical Packages
  • MSBA 620 Data Analytics I
  • MSBA 635 Data Analytics II
  • MSBA 645 Data Mining
  • MSBA 650 Data Analytics III
  • MSBA 680 Special Topics in Business Analytics (Elective course)
  • MSBA 685 Analytics Internship (optional, spread across three semesters)
  • MSBA 625 Storytelling with Data
  • MSBA 680 Special Topics in Business Analytics (Elective course)
  • MSBA 690 Analytics Capstone

The sequence of courses is subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of an application along with application fee
  2. Provision of one letter of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement
  3. Completion of an undergraduate degree along with official transcripts
  4. GMAT or GRE score: May be waived for applicants with significant work experience in the field of analytics or for applicants with significant academic exposure (e.g., major or minor) in a STEM or technical field

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MSBA Industry Partners

Our partnership with businesses works to your advantage. Feedback from these and other companies helps us fine-tune the curriculum to address skill gaps in the local workforce and ensure the skills you learn are in high demand. Our industry partners include:

  • Accentf(x) Marketing
  • Brown-Forman
  • ConDati
  • Edj Analytics
  • GE
  • KFC Yum!
  • UPS
  • Trilogy Health Services
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Papa Johns
  • LG&E KU

Our industry partners and other companies support us by:

  • hiring our students for lengthy internships
  • hiring our graduates to fill permanent positions in business analytics.
  • providing business-market insights to help us maintain a relevant curriculum that meets industry needs
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The College of Business at the University of Louisville enhances the intellectual and economic vitality of our city, the region, and the broader business world through our academic programs, research, ... Read More

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