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Masters in Business Analytics
Online Program | | For Working Professionals | | Classes Start June 2023
Why A Masters in Business Analytics?Current technologies are generating a massive amount of data from business transactions and user-generated data, making data analytics a popular field. Here, you'll learn to use skills like statistical analysis and data mining to address business management issues across industries.
LEARN PRACTICAL SKILLS FROM TOP ACADEMICSThe Master of Science in Business Analytics for Working Professionals program is the online version of our highly ranked full-time MSBA program on campus. You can customize your curriculum with pathway options, including tracks in supply chain and marketing analytics.
DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MINDClasses are held online and taught by award-winning faculty from the McCombs School of Business. Courses are asynchronous so you can learn on your own schedule and paired with synchronous (live online) weekly meetings. The program includes 5 required immersives on-campus. These allow you to deepen hands-on learning, meet your peers IRL, take part in 1:1 career coaching, and activate your network.
Program At A Glance
The Masters in Business Analytics for Working Professionals is a 23-month program designed to allow you to study while you work. The program is a blend of self-paced online learning and live online classes. The live online classes meet in the evenings during central standard hours. The program blends 5 on-campus immersives throughout the course of the program.
Key Program Components
The Master of Science in Business Analytics Working Professional program will have three components:
- Asynchronous Courses - Self-paced online courses, allowing you to learn on your schedule
- Synchronous Meetings - Weekly online meetings with your peers and faculty
- Synchronous meetings take place on Tuesdays from 7-9pm CST
- Immersives - Five required, on-campus experiences which take place during the program
You can customize your curriculum with pathway options, including tracks in:
- Supply Chain
- Marketing Analytics
Summer 2023 (“Summer Term”) - 6 credits
- Core: Data Science Programming (3)
- Core: Information Management (3)
Fall 2023 - 6 credits
- Core: Introduction to Machine Learning (3)
- Core: Financial Management (3)
Spring 2024 - 5 credits
- Core: Advanced Machine Learning (3)
- Core: Analytics for Unstructured Data (2)
Summer 2024 - 6 credits
- Core: Optimization-I (2)
- Core: Unsupervised Learning (2)
- Elective (2)
Fall 2024 - 7 credits
- Core: Optimization-II (2)
- Core: Capstone Preparation (1)
- Elective (2)
- Elective (2)
Spring 2025 - 6 credits
- Core: Capstone Project (2)
- Elective (2)
- Elective (2)
This course is a blend of self-paced online learning and live online classes.
- All courses will be held online
- Can be attended from anywhere in the Americas
- The 5 on-campus "immersives" will be held at The McCombs School of Business in Austin, Texas
Program Start Date: June 2023
Application Opens: August 29, 2022
- Round 1: Monday, October 17, 2022
- Round 2: Monday, January 9, 2023
- Round 3: Monday, March 13, 2023
- Round 4: Monday, April 17, 2023
Click here to learn more about the application process
Dr. Jade DeKinderAssociate Dean of MS Programs
Dr. Anitesh BaruaUnstructured Data
Dr. Guoming LaiSupply Chain Management
Earn Your Masters in Business Analytics
You'll leave ready to form insights from data and turn them into recommendations that improve business results.
Cutting-Edge Analytics & Visualization Software
Capstone & Practicum Experience
Career Services & Alumni Network
Is tuition different in-state versus out-of-state?
What tests are required for the application?
We also offer a GRE/GMAT waiver for select applicants to the MSBA-WP program, in cases where previous work experience or academic achievement provides sufficient information for the admissions committee to evaluate your preparedness for the program. The waiver petition can be found under the Test Scores section of your MSBA-WP application.
Do you factor work experience into admissions decisions, or do you only look at GPA?
How does this program differ from the post-graduate program in data science and analytics?
The career management piece is a critical aspect of all MS Programs that sets them apart. One advantage to the MSBA-WP programs is the access to one-on-one coaching you’ll have for the duration of the program.
The Capstone Project is another component that sets this program (and all MS Programs) apart. Capstone offers you the opportunity to work with a real-life company to help them resolve a problem. This both adds to your resume and helps you build your network.
Access to people who can help broaden your network – both through Capstone and the Advisory Council – is another way this program is different.
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What are some of the prerequisites for this program?
Strong Quantitative Skills
Quantitative skills take you a long way when learning new aspects of machine learning, optimization, and when using statistics and understanding data. The program requires some prior background in calculus and statistics, and some quant is needed within the first class.
Attendees should have higher levels of programming experience related to object-oriented programming and data structures. You'll need to know beyond the syntax, and understand how to resolve problems using coding and programming. Generally, prior Python, Java, or C++ experience is sufficient, but R or SQL experience does not provide the object-oriented and data structure experience needed. Please attend an event or speak to an Admissions Officer for more detail.
Strong Communication Skills
You'll need to know more than data; it’s important to know how to interpret data and communicate the results beyond just technical skills.
What are the dates and times of the synchronous online sessions?
Synchronous online sessions are two hours long, and will take place on Tuesdays from 7-9pm CST.
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