For additional information about graduate programs within the College of Business, please contact the Director of Graduate Programs, Jennifer Pettitt, at GradBiz@uah.edu. Information about the application process may be found in the Admissions section of the Graduate catalog.
The Master of Science in Management Science-Business Analytics (MS-MSBA) program is designed as a specialized management graduate degree to serve career starters and working professionals who are interested in developing and/or enhancing their knowledge and skills in Management Science with a specific focus in Business Analytics.
The MS-MSBA program aims to graduate students who will use business analytic theories and methods to make significant contributions in solving managerial and technical problems. Students learn about business analytical theories and methods ─ including (big) data management, business intelligence, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, descriptive analytics and other quantitative methods ─ to solve business problems, focusing on problems faced in technology-oriented, government, and government contractor organizations in the northern Alabama region. Students are introduced to such issues as translating business problems into analytical problems, developing analytical models, managing big volumes of data, analyzing data for providing solutions across business functional areas, interpreting analytical solutions for managerial decision-making, and communicating analytical results to novice and advanced technical audiences in a business environment.
The program is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds. Program prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in any field and demonstration of competency in basic skills in statistical analysis and computer usage must be achieved either by prior experience and education or as part of the MS-MSBA curriculum.
The MS-MSBA program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework.
|Management Science Core||12|
|FOUNDATIONS ACC MANAGERS & ENG|
|SVY MODELING & SIMULATION|
|Business Analytics Core||12|
|BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYT|
|DATA MGT AND DATA MINING|
|BUSINESS ANALYTICS PRACTICUM|
|ADV ACC INFORMAT SYSTEMS|
|GAMES & NETWORKS|
|INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS|
|SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYS|
|ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLNG SYS|
A thesis option is available. Students interested in this option should contact the both the faculty member who the student wants to serve as the thesis advisor and the Director of Graduate Programs before completing 12 hours of graduate study. If selected, the student will register for the MSC 699 Master’s Thesis course for 6 credit hours in lieu of 6 credit hours of electives.
Up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit taken at other universities may be transferred to meet MS-MSBA degree requirements. Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the Business Analytics faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.