Business Analytics, MS

Business analytics is the practice of evaluating data to extract insights that help organizations make better business decisions and solve problems. The 30 credit-hour MS in Business Analytics program curriculum is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in using advanced analytics techniques such as data visualization, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics to solve business problems. Business analytics is one of the fastest growing professions in the country, with job opportunities available in virtually every type of industry.

Program Requirements

Admission to the MS in Business Analytics program is based on a combination of indicators including previous academic performance and three professional letters of recommendation. 

For general application requirements, please click here.

Curriculum

This 30-credit program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. There are five core courses and five elective courses required that are designated as STEM.

Students lacking the necessary business knowledge in statistics, management science and information systems may be required to take extra foundation course as determined by the Program Director.

CORE COURSES

BUAN 571: Introduction to Business Analytics
BUAN 572: Data Mining
BUAN 576: Business Database Management Systems
BUAN 578: Business Intelligence
BUAN 590: Big Data Capstone Project

ELECTIVE COURSES (15 credits required)

BUAN 573: Business Analytics Using R
BUAN 574: Business Forecasting Models
BUAN 575: Business Simulation
BUAN 577: Data Visualization
BUAN 584: Special Topics in Business Analytics
BUAN 585: Big Data Ethics
BUAN 586: Applied Business Statistics
BUAN 587: Customer Relationship Management
BUAN 588: Business Analytics Using Python

    The online 30 credit-hour MS in Business Analytics program is designed for the student who is interested in utilizing the skills needed to evaluate data in order to extract insights that will assist organizations with making better business decisions and problem solving management. As the use of technology increase within the workforce, business analytics has become one of the fastest growing professions in the country, with a wide range of industries requiring employees to be able to think critically, gather and analyze data in order to make more sound business decisions.

    Program Specific Admission Requirements

    • Online application
    • Professional resume
    • Statement of intent
    • 3 Letters of Reference (at least one of these letters must be from a supervisor or other professional references
    • Official transcripts from all schools attended. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university, is required. You must also have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

    For general application requirements, click here.

    Courses

    This 30-credit program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. There are five core courses and five elective courses required that are designated as STEM.

    CORE COURSES

    BUAN 571: Introduction to Business Analytics
    BUAN 572: Data Mining
    BUAN 576: Business Database Management Systems
    BUAN 578: Business Intelligence
    BUAN 590: Big Data Capstone Project

    ELECTIVE COURSES (15 credits required)

    BUAN 573: Business Analytics Using R
    BUAN 574: Business Forecasting Models
    BUAN 575: Business Simulation
    BUAN 577: Data Visualization
    BUAN 584: Special Topics in Business Analytics
    BUAN 585: Big Data Ethics
    BUAN 586: Applied Business Statistics
    BUAN 587: Customer Relationship Management
    BUAN 588: Business Analytics Using Python

    In addition to the above credits, students who lack the appropriate business background may be required to take one or more of the following 1-credit modules:

    MBA 501A: Statistics Module
    MBA 501B: Management Science Module
    MBA 501C: Information Management Module
    MBA 504C: Marketing Module

      Why Choose Scranton?

      Nationally Ranked

      US News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.

      Jesuit Education

      As one of the 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton is dedicated to developing the whole person.

      Faculty Engagement

      Work alongside faculty and distinguished executive alumni who will assist with personal academic planning throughout the program.

      Why Choose Scranton?

      JESUIT EDUCATION

      As one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, we are dedicated to developing the whole person.

      NATIONALLY RANKED

      Among the 10 top master’s universities in the North by US News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges” ranking.

      LEARN FROM EXPERT FACULTY

      Learn from our top-tier faculty members who understand the real world challenges you will face as a finance leader.

      Beyond the Classroom

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      Center for Practical Learning

      Students have the opportunity to enrich their professional preparation to compliment the academic rigor of their program.

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      Graduate Assistantships

      Graduate Assistants, who assist faculty in the delivery of course content, receive a stipend as well as tuition scholarships.

      Beyond the Classroom

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      Career Opportunities Abound

      Multiple industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare & higher education report an increase in business analytic positions.

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      AACSB Accredited Curriculum

      Our curriculum emphasizes the Triple Bottom Line, maintaining a focus on the importance of people, planet, and profit.

      Outcomes

      Business Analytics Career Outcomes

      The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects double-digit employment growth for management analysts and market research analysts from 2016 to 2026.

      Jobs in the Field

      Business analyst, Data scientist, Management analyst, Market Research analyst, Operations Research analyst and Quantitative analyst.

      Outcomes

      Business Analytics Career Outcomes

      The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects double-digit employment growth for management analysts and market research analysts from 2016 to 2026.

      Jobs in the Field

      Business analyst, Data scientist, Management analyst, Market Research analyst, Operations Research analyst and Quantitative analyst.

      Mission Statement of the Operations and Information Management Department

      The mission of the Department, within the framework of the Kania School of Management's statement of mission, is to provide for the development of analytical skills, critical thinking and knowledge for managing operations and information. In addition, the department is committed to educational excellence in the operations management and business analytics programs at the undergraduate level, and in operations management, management information systems, and business analytics at the graduate level and to providing services to the University and community at large.

      Mission Statement of the Operations and Information Management Department

      The mission of the Department, within the framework of the Kania School of Management's statement of mission, is to provide for the development of analytical skills, critical thinking and knowledge for managing operations and information. In addition, the department is committed to educational excellence in the operations management and business analytics programs at the undergraduate level, and in operations management, management information systems, and business analytics at the graduate level and to providing services to the University and community at large.

      Accreditation

      The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation. Worldwide, only five percent of business schools are accredited by AACSB.

      AACSB accreditation is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications, and curriculum.

      AACSB Accreditation

      The Kania School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business). We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation. Worldwide, only five percent of business schools are accredited by AACSB.

      AACSB accreditation is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications, and curriculum.

      Meet the Program Director

      Dr. Nabil Tamimi, Professor and Chair in the Operations Management Department at the University of Scranton, serves as the Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics Program. Dr. Tamimi's research interests include quality management and e-commerce.

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      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

      Professor & Chair, Operations Management

      Education

      B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.B.A., The University of Scranton Ph.D., Temple University

      Contact

      (570) 941-4288

      Meet the Program Director

      Dr. Nabil Tamimi, Professor and Chair in the Operations Management Department at the University of Scranton, serves as the Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics Program. Dr. Tamimi's research interests include quality management and e-commerce.

      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D. photo

      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

      Professor & Chair, Operations Management

      Education

      B.S., The Pennsylvania State University M.B.A., The University of Scranton Ph.D., Temple University

      Contact

      (570) 941-4288

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