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McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

MSBA Curriculum


The MSBA curriculum is designed to let students complete their 36 credit hours and receive their STEM Certified MSBA degree in just 10 months.

Our program's coursework is made up of three main components:

  • Foundation - We'll make sure you're proficient in the technical skills needed to perform well in the fast-paced field of Business Analytics
    MIS S381N: Data Analytics Programming
    STA 380.17: Introduction to Predictive Modeling
    RM 294: Decision Analysis
    MIS 184N: Text Analysis
    MIS 381N.1: Introduction to Database Management
    MIS 381N: Stochastic Control & Optimization
    STA 380.18: Learning Structures & Time Series
    MIS 382N: Advanced Predictive Modeling

  • Application - We'll take you beyond theories and concepts to show you how your new skills are currently being applied 
    BA 385T: Financial Management
    MIS 382: Marketing Analytics I (elective)
    OM 380.17: Supply Chain Analytics (elective)
    MKT 382: Marketing Analytics II (elective)
    OM 386: Pricing & Revenue Management (elective)
    MIS 181N: Social Network Analytics (elective)
    RM 291: Quantitative Trading (elective)

  • Demonstration - You'll go out of the classroom and work with real companies on their current projects, giving you the real world experience to step into your next position with confidence
    MIS 382N.11: Business Analytics Capstone

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The Business Analytics Capstone


All MSBA students participate in the Business Analytics Capstone course. This unique course brings together database management, data analysis techniques and business decision making to solve a problem for a real-world client.

By allowing small teams of students to work collaboratively throughout the class, the Capstone course emphasizes teamwork and encourages the kind of cooperation needed to flourish in today's current business environment.

Industry Involvement


The MSBA curriculum is informed by current industry experts to make sure our students are prepared and ready to meet the expectations of a demanding, ever-growing marketplace. MSBA industry involvement includes:

  • Guest speakers
  • Networking events with industry representatives
  • On-site visits to successful companies like IBM
  • The Business Analytics Capstone course
  • Invitations to annual McCombs events like the McCombs Career Expo

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