Drexel University

LeBow College of Business

Masters of Science in Business Analytics


3001 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters of Science in Business Analytics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA) program is a 45 credit hour curriculum that teaches students how to access/analyze data and business processes for the purpose of improved business decision-making. It prepares students to make good business decisions with fact-based insights and an understanding of business performance from a systems view, using statistical and quantitative analysis of data as well as explanatory and predictive modeling. The program draws on the three traditional areas of business intelligence: statistics, to explore and uncover relationships in data; operations research, to develop mathematical models for planning and operations; and management information systems, to access and create databases that support the other two areas. The program is designed for students who have an interest in quantitative methods, data analysis, using computer programs to solve business problems, and want to enter a career in business analytics. The MSBA is a professional master’s degree that introduces students to the methods, tools, and applications of analytics to improve decision-making. The MSBA, which can be completed in less than 24 months, utilizes existing coursework in General Business, Statistics, Operations Management, among others to prepare students for careers in advanced analytics. Recommended Curriculum (fifteen courses) OPERATIONS RESEARCH (two courses) OPR 601 – Managerial Decision Making and Simulation OPR 620 – OR I - Deterministic linear optimization STATISTICS (three courses) STAT 601 – Business Statistics STAT 602 – Decision Sciences I -Elements of multivariate STAT 698 – Business Data Mining [prerequisite is STAT 602] INFORMATION SYSTEMS (two courses) MIS 630 – Interact Decision Support Systems MIS 632 – Database Analysis & Design Business (both these courses have MIS 641 as a prerequisite; we would want this prerequisite to be waived) EIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES: STAT 626 – Statistical Sampling STAT 628 – Regress & Correlation Analysis STAT 634 – Quality & Six-Sigma STAT 635 – Second course in Six Sigma STAT 636 – Experimental Design OPR 622 – OR II (stochastic processes and optimization) OPR 624 – Advanced Mathematical Programming (nonlinear and integer optimization) OPR 626 – Systems Simulation POM 601 – Operations Management POM 620 – Management of Manufacturing Firms POM 622 – Materials Management (inventory control) POM 624 – Management of Service Firms POM 625 – Advanced Supply Chain Management ECON 601 – Managerial Economics ECON 650 – Business Strategy: Game Theory and Applications FIN 624 – Risk Management (prerequisite FIN 601 waived with permission of instructor) FIN 642 – Business Conditions and Forecasting (has FIN 601 as a prerequisite; we would want this waived)



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Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 45

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 980 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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