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 STEM program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. The MS in Business Analytics curriculum consists of 10 courses (5 required and 5 elective courses).

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

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    The Online Master of Science Business Analytics degree is designed for the student who is looking to gain essential critical thinking, analytical and quantitative skills needed to compete in a job market that has become more data driven. This 30 credit-hour MS in Business Analytics program curriculum is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in using advanced analytics techniques and can be completed in as little as 18 months.

    Program Requirements

    To qualify for admission into the program, students will be required to submit the following:
    • Online application
    • Professional resume
    • Statement of intent
    • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Three Letters of Reference - at least one reference should be from a supervisor or other professional reference
    • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4 point scale)

    Curriculum

    This 30-credit program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

    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

     

    *Upon review of their application by the program director, students may be required to complete additional foundation modules based on their educational and work experience.

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      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

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

      The Business Analytics program carries a STEM designation which will allow international students looking for opportunities to continue training in the United States for up to three years after graduation.

      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

      Industries recognize the growing need for trained skilled leaders who will be able to analyze data and discover key insights.

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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 Consultant, Data Scientist, Supply Chain Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Operations Research Analyst and Data Scientist.

      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 of 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. His teaching interests are in the areas of management science, operations management, and simulation modeling.

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      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

      Professor & Chair, Operations Management

      Education

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

      Contact

      (570) 941-4288

      Meet the Program Director

      Dr. Nabil Tamimi, Professor and Chair of 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. His teaching interests are in the areas of management science, operations management, and simulation modeling.

      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D. photo

      Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D.

      Professor & Chair, Operations Management

      Education

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

      Contact

      (570) 941-4288

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