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Master of Science in Business Analytics
Master of Science in Business Analytics

The mission of the Master of Science Program in Business Analytics (M.S. in Business Analytics) at Benedictine University is to leverage information technology and business thinking to turn data into actional intelligence.

Our graduate business analytics program is a STEM-designated program with CIP code 52.1399 Management Science and Qualitative Methods.

Learning Goals for the M.S. in Business Analytics

Students will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate leadership and ethical decision-making in situations that may be structured, unstructured, and/or ambiguous.
  2. Demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in analyzing business problems.
  3. Integrate information technologies with data science methods to extract value from data
  4. Communicate results of analysis in written, oral, and visual ways to a variety of audiences: technical and non-technical.
Why enroll in our M.S. in Business Analytics program?

Our program's commitment to individual development is the basis for the professional achievements of its graduates. This approach gives students a unique opportunity to interact with graduate students in all our business and management programs.

The educational approach of the program emphasizes practical application of technical tools and management theories to a variety of hypothetical and real-life data problems. Students gain an appreciation for the complexity of challenges associated with business analytics through group interaction, comprehensive projects, case analysis, research, and active participation in the sharing of individual experiences. This variety of teaching methods prepares students to be leaders in the 21st century.

Program Format

The program's classes are ideal for those who seek flexibility in their course schedules and plan to register as either a full or part-time student. Courses are taught in eight-week terms and are held one evening per week (Monday through Thursday) or on several Saturdays. Some courses are also available online. 

The M.S. in Business Analytics program requires 33 semester credit hours of core coursework as well as nine semeseter hours of foundation course work.  

Our courses are scheduled so that a student may complete the program in approximately two years by taking two courses per semester.

M.S. in Business Analytics Curriculum

Foundation Courses (may be waived, each course is 3 credits)

  • BALT 5101    Analytical Tools for Management
  • MNGT 5101  Organizational Behavior
  • ACCT 5100   Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

Core Courses (33 semester credit hours, each course is 3 credits)

  • BALT 5201 Programming for Analytics
  • BALT 6102 Business Analytics I: Predictive Analytics
  • BALT 6103 Business Analytics II: Prescriptive Analytics 
  • BALT 6401 Databases and Data Warehousing
  • BALT 6501 Data Visualization
  • BALT 6801 Business Analytics Capstone
  • MNGT 6401 Leadership and Business Ethics in a Global Environment
  • MNGT 6601 Project Management
  • MNGT 6701 Business Intelligence
Optional Concentrations

Project Management

Project management is an in-demand skill set, spanning all industries and sectors of business. Project Management leadership is a highly sought-after skill as intense global competition demands and new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget. Courses offer the student an understanding of organizational behavior as it relates to the individual, effective team-building skills, conflict management and resolution, as well as skills to effectively manage the financial side of projects.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits):

  • MNGT 6101 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Contemporary Practice
    • or MNGT 5101 Organizational Behavior
  • MNGT 6601 Project management
  • MNGT 6602 Project Cost and Scheduling
  • Optional course of MNGT 6603 PMP Preparation

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing uses social media platforms to engage your audience - customers, clients, stakeholders - to build your brand. Increased web traffic leads to increased sales. Advertising on various social media platforms is analyzed. Publishing content on social media platforms is considered. Listening to your audience is also examined.

Required courses (each course is 3 credits)

  • MKTG 6101 Brand and Marketing Management
  • MKTG 6102 Advanced Search and Social Marketing
  • MKTG 6103 Advanced Content Marketing, Automation, and Google Analytics

For more information about this program please send inquires to jjeschke@ben.edu.

Specialized Computer Classrooms

Adult COB Classroom with Barbara Ozog
 
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