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MS in Business Analytics Curriculum

The STEM designated full-time MS Business Analytics program is a 36-credit hour program. Through hands-on coursework students hone their decision-making skills and learn to use analytic tools to drive positive outcomes for businesses.

Curriculum Outline:

Required Courses Analytics Core (6 credits – Both courses required)

  • Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • Business Analytics

Analytics Applications Core (6 credits - select 2)

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Principles of Management Science

Analytics Depth Core (6 credits - select 2 – can include any not already selected from Analytics Applications Core)

  • Linear Statistical Models
  • Time Series Modeling and Analysis
  • Customer Relationship Management with SAP
  • Applied Data Science
  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Statistical Methods in Information Science and Technology
  • Data Mining
  • Basics of Information Retrieval Systems
  • Information Visualization
  • Data Warehouse
  • Research Methods in Information Science and Technology
  • Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • Analytical Data Mining

Analytics Electives (18 credits - 6 select courses – can include any not selected from Analytics Applications Core or Analytics Depth Core)

  • Data Base Administration Concepts & DB Mgt
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Object-oriented programming in C++
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Explorations in Computing & Programming
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Software Engineering
  • Simulation and Modeling

Additional Approved Graduate Business or Analytics Courses From Schools and Colleges at Syracuse University

Students must pass a comprehensive exam at the end of the last semester of the program.