Business Analytics

MSBA Curriculum 

Fall - First Year
MSBA Courses Credit Hours
Required Full Session:  
BZAN 530 - Business Skills Development 1.5
BZAN 531 - Decision Optimization 3
BZAN 533 - Quantitative Methods for Business Analytics 5
BZAN 535 - Statistical Methods for Business 3
Recommended Electives:  
BZAN 505 - Operations Management 1.5
ACCT 506 - Managerial Accounting 1 (for students without accounting) 1.5
  15.5 Hours Total
Software utilized in fall semester courses:  
531: Solver in Excel, AMPL, CPLEX, Gurobi  
533: R  
535: Extensive use of JMP & MySQL, plus some use of Tableau  
Spring - First Year
MSBA Courses Credit Hours
Required Full Session:  
BZAN 540 - Applied Regression Analysis for Business 3
BZAN 542 - Data Mining Methods for Business Applications 3
BZAN 545 - Database and Big Data Technologies 3
Required First Session:  
BZN 543 - Enterprise Data Management for Business Analytics 1.5
BZAN 544 - Decision Support Systems for Business Analytics 1.5
Elective First Session:  
SCM 505 - Strategic Issues in Supply Side Supply Chain Management 1.5
Required Second Session:  
BZAN 548 - Time Series Forecasting 1.5
Elective Second Session:  
BZAN 546 - Simulation Modeling 1.5
SCM 506 - Strategic Issues in Demand Side Supply Chain Management 1.5
  18 Hours Total
Additional software utilized in spring semester courses:  
540: SAS Enterprise Guide  
542: R or SAS Enterprise Miner  
543: SAS macros, Proc SQL and SAS data step  
544: Visual Basic for Applications and Python  
546: ExtendSim  
Fall - Second Year
MSBA Courses Credit Hours
Required Full Session: 3
BZAN 550 - Business Analytics Experience Captsone  
Electives Full Session - 3 hours unless noted otherwise 9
BZAN 552 - Multivariate and Data Mining Techniques  
BZAN 553 - Design of Experiments  
STAT 578 - Categorical Data Analysis  
BZAN 583 - Special Topics - Supply Chain Analytics OR Text Analytics  
BZAN 520 - Operations and Lean Supply Chain Management  
SCM 547 Supply Chain Analytics and Strategy  
MARK 537 - Brand and Shopper Marketing  
COSC 545 - Fundamentals of Digital Archeology  
COSC 565 - Databases/Scripting Languages  
BZAN 554 - Customer Analytics  
STAT 567 - Survival Analysis  
BZAN 556 - Systems Optimization  
COSC 505 - Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers  
COSC 526 - Introduction to Data Mining