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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 and Systems (M.S.) degree program.

 

 

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

ITKM548 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 Behavioral Economics and Algorithmic Finance
MGMT 534 Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing

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

BUCP 588 Research Methods
BUCP 598 Thesis or BUCP 599 Internship

Rigorous classroom instruction and required projects are structured to prepare you for the unique demands of this fast-paced sector. 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.

Course Descriptions


Preparatory Courses: Acquiring the Foundation for Success (up to 12 Credits)

If you are a student with undergraduate preparation in a non-business field, you may be required to complete up to 12 credits of preparatory coursework. If you are a student with a strong academic record (“B” or better in each case) from an accredited university, you may be able to waive preparatory foundation courses. Accounting & Business Law (ACCT 500) requires financial accounting, as well as any course labelled business law that included contracts and tort law. Economics & Finance (ECON 500) requires both micro- and macro- economics, as well as finance that included time value of money. Information Systems & Quantitative Methods (ITKM 500) requires information systems, intermediate Excel, and either MS Excel- or SAS-based statistics or research methods. Management & Marketing (MGMT 500) requires organizational behavior, operations management, and marketing or any similarly named course that includes consumer behavior.