Master's in Business Analytics

Academics 

The Haslam College of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics develops a student’s technical acumen in deriving insights from large data sets as well as business fundamentals and soft skills like leadership, team work and presentations. Our students graduate with both the ability to communicate the data relevant to the problem at hand and how it can be leveraged to benefit the organization.  

Students develop technical soft skills through coursework throughout the degree. In their final semester, they work in teams using real data to solve a real problem for one of our industry partners in their capstone project. Students communicate with company executives throughout the project, presenting their findings at the end of the semester.

The Haslam MSBA is comprised of three semesters requiring 12 to 18 hours each. For a full description of the content in required courses see the graduate course catalog. Students can also pursue a dual degree, gaining an MSBA and MBA in two years. See the tabs below for curriculum outlines.

Curriculum

MSBA Curriculum  MBA Curriculum

STEM/OPT Certified

The Haslam MSBA is STEM and OPT certified, which provides enhanced employment opportunities for international students. During the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period students with F-1 Visa status who have either graduated or been pursing their degree for at least nine months can work in the U.S. for one year to gain practical training in their field of study. STEM Certification allows a 24-month extension of the post-degree OPT. Efeectively, international graduates of Haslam's MSBA can work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduation in order to obtain extra experience before they attain a work visa through their company.

Student Profiles

Class Profile
Total MSBA Students: 35
Dual Degree Students: 8
Female: 37%
Average GRE Quantitative: Top 71%
Average GPA: 3.6
Average Work Experience: 2 years
International: 15%