What is a Master of Science in Business Analytics?

Posted: July 06, 2020 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 2 minutes

What is a Master of Science in Business Analytics?Are you interested in data science and analytics? If you are, then the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at Southern Utah University might be the perfect fit for you. In today’s age, data and the analysis of it is growing more and more important. Companies are using data in order to make their operations more efficient, increase sales, and much more. In SUU’s MSBA degree program, students gain real-world experience and study under highly qualified faculty.

The MSBA program at SUU trains students to use data, statistical analysis, and mathematical models to solve business problems, improve business processes, and make better business decisions. The program aims to achieve the optimal balance between technical expertise and real-world applications, to produce graduates who can apply appropriate methodologies in practical ways.

What is the MSBA curriculum like?

The MSBA courses are grouped into three categories, analytics, economics, and computer science courses. The program provides a well-rounded education by giving students experience with both data analytics—the science of transforming data into insights—and operations research—the application of quantitative methods to problems involving complex systems.

The MSBA degree will take approximately 33 credits to complete, below are the courses required for the degree:

Analytics Courses (18 Credits)

  • ANLY 6100 - Data Analytics I 3 Credit(s)
  • ANLY 6110 - Data Analytics II 3 Credit(s)
  • ANLY 6200 - Data Processing and Visualization 3 Credit(s)
  • ANLY 6300 - Marketing Analytics 3 Credit(s)
  • ANLY 6400 - Big Data for Business 3 Credit(s)
  • ANLY 6900 - Capstone Project 3 Credit(s)

Economics Courses (12 Credits)

  • ECON 4260 - Principles of Econometrics 3 Credit(s)
  • ECON 4270 - Advanced Econometrics 3 Credit(s)
  • ECON 6100 - Management Science I 3 Credit(s)
  • ECON 6110 - Management Science II 3 Credit(s)

Computer Science Courses (3 Credits)

  • CS 6200 - Database Design and Management 3 Credit(s)
What can you do with a Master of Science in Business Analytics?

Upon completion of the MSBA graduates have a variety of career opportunities available to them because of the wide spectrum of knowledge gained. Through the program, students not only gain a knowledge of data analytics, but also vital skills in decision making and critical thinking. After graduation, there are a variety of career paths MSBA graduates can take including becoming a data analyst, economist, data scientist, investment banker, data engineer, and data journalist.

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SUU's Graduate School draws from a prestigious heritage and allows students to pursue a quality education. The master's degree programs offer students the chance to further their professional and educational careers on campus or online.

If you’d like to find out more information about the Master of Science in Business Analytics at SUU, reach out to Derek Sundberg at (435) 865-8462, or at dereksundberg@suu.edu.

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