Data increases in quality and quantity, access to data improves and computer technology evolves. The result? Demand for graduates with analytics skills has also increased across all sectors in the past few years.
The University of Alabama’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program focuses on teaching you how to integrate statistics, operations research/management science, data mining, machine learning, probability, algorithms, and data management to better understand, predict, and manage the behavior of systems and processes.
As a student, you will:
“I learned about UA’s world-class faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities, and vibrant campus community–all of which seemed like the perfect fit for my goals and aspirations. And so, I decided to apply, even though it meant leaving behind everything I had ever known in Nigeria and embarking on a new and uncertain journey. But I was determined to succeed.”
Benjamin Ajibade (M.S. in Business Analytics, 2023)
The program follows a cohort model, where groups of students are admitted and take all classes together. Using this model allows us to supplement instruction with large projects that span multiple classes and demonstrate the end-to-end analytics workflow.
Admission into the Master of Science in Business Analytics program is offered on a yearly basis.
The deadline to apply to the program is March 15.
Requirements for admission:
The Master of Science in Business Analytics program is a 3-semester program beginning in the summer and ending in the spring.
Courses | Description | Hours
MIS 501 | Application Development for the Data-Driven Organization | 3
MIS 502 | Database Design and Management in the Data-Driven Organization | 3
ST 521 | Statistical Data Management | 3
ST 522 | Adv Statistical Data Mgt | 3
ST 531 | Data Mining I | 3
ST 532 | Advanced Data Mining (Applied Statistical Modeling for Analytics) | 3
ST 541 | Applied Statistical Modeling for Analytics II | 3
ST 542 | App Stst Mod Analytics II | 3
ST 580 | Analytics Capstone I | 3
ST 581 | Analytics Capstone II | 3
OM 500 | MGT Science & Spreadsheet Mod | 3
OM 501 | Advanced Applied Modeling and Analysis | 3
Total Hours | 36
Typical graduate tuition rates apply for both in-state and out-of-state students. Learn about the tuition and cost of attending graduate school at The University of Alabama.
Manderson students who have taken business analytics courses offered within the Master of Science in Business Analytics program have been employed at:
A: Average test scores will vary over time based on the candidate pool. We consider a score that is greater than or equal to the 60th percentile score to be competitive for consideration.
A: The application deadline is March 15 in the same year that the applicant intends to start
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