Business Analytics Master of Science Degree Program

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is a full-time one year 30 credit program for students interested in learning the latest techniques for analyzing large data sets to gain business insights. It includes 27 credits of coursework over the fall and spring semester and a field research or consulting project worth 3 credits. Students who are missing the prerequisite courses will need to take 5 credits of admission deficiency course work prior to starting the Fall semester. These courses will be waivable based on previous coursework or departmental exam, or if required, they will be available during the summer prior to full-time study. The Business Analytics program is suitable for recent undergraduate students, individuals changing careers ,and for those looking to upgrade their skill set to include the theory and practice of business analytics.

Program Requirements - 30 credits

Courses Required:

  • Itm 603 Business Analytics and Data Mining (3)
  • Itm 604 Databases and Business Intelligence (3)
  • Itm 609 Topics in Business Analytics and Text Mining (3)
  • Itm 610 Forecasting and Panel Data Analysis (3)
  • Itm 621 Decision Analytics and Optimization (3)
  • Itm 623 Design of Experiments & Data Quality, Security and Privacy (3)
  • Itm 624/Pad 624 Business Dynamics: Simulation Modeling for Decision-Making (3), or approved elective
  • Itm 626 Analytics and Visualization (3)
  • Mkt 680 Selected Topics in Marketing: Analytics for Strategic Marketing (3), or approved elective

Culminating Requirement:

  • Itm 690 Research Seminar in Information Systems and Business Analytics (3)


Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.