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Curriculum

Learn how to make data-driven business decisions

You will gain in-depth knowledge of information systems, as well as modern analytical skills, while fulfilling the 30-credit course requirement for the Analytics MS degree program.

 

 

Courses are specifically broken out into the following segments, allowing you to build a foundation of knowledge as you go: Program Core, Analytics Intelligence, and Analytics Applications.

You will conclude the program with a required thesis or internship to demonstrate competency in research, analysis, and project work. You may elect to include research, project work, or both. An effective thesis will help you solidify your grasp of the program content and serve as an impressive addition to your career portfolio.

How does the curriculum differ from the MBA with a concentration in Analytics Intelligence? The Analytics MS degree program focuses specifically on analytics and systems, rather than business management. You may learn more about the MBA program here.

Students with undergraduate preparation in a non-business field may be required to complete up to 6 credits of preparatory coursework. Students with a strong academic record (B or better in each case) from an accredited university may be able to waive preparatory foundation courses. Accounting & Business Law (ACCT500) requires financial accounting, as well as any course labelled business law that included contracts and tort law Management & Marketing (MGMT500) requires organizational behavior, operations management, and marketing or any similarly named course that includes consumer behavior.

This coursework provides the basic fundamentals across the business disciplines that serve as a necessary foundation for a degree through our School of Business.

  • ACCT500 Accounting & Business Law
  • MGMT500 Management & Marketing

If you have not completed all of these courses as part of your undergraduate studies, they are available through our program. For more information on prerequisites, please contact admissions.

ITKM 505 Information Systems and Knowledge Management
MGMT 555 Global Program and Project Management

ITKM 548 Enterprise Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
ITKM 549 Technical Concepts for Analytics Professionals
ITKM 560 Foundations in Advanced Enterprise Analytics

MKTG 525 Data-Driven Marketing
FIN 534  Economics and Algorithmic Finance
MGMT 534 Behavioral Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing

The capstone in the Analytics MS consists of a research methods course and either a thesis or internship.

BUCP 588 Research Methods for Business
BUCP 598 Thesis OR BUCP 599 Internship

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of this program, you will need to successfully complete the required 30-credits of coursework, including a thesis or internship. Coursework may be completed as a full-time or part-time student. You must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements with a cumulative grade point average grade of “B” (CGPA = 3.0) or better.

Evaluation of your progress will be based on the following:

  • Research papers integrating market trends with class topics
  • Exams measuring the effective acquisition of technical acumen
  • “Hands-on” tools and calculation assignments and projects
  • Student attendance and class participation
  • A thesis that demonstrates the ability to conduct investigations in the analytics and systems discipline