For an overview of the program click here.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in any field and demonstration of competency in statistics.

Degree Requirements

The MS-Business Analytics program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework.

MSC 692, Business Analytics Practicum, is the capstone course and should be taken toward the end of the student’s program.   A student must earn a grade of B- or higher in MSC 692.

Required Courses
FOUNDATIONS ACC MANAGERS & ENG 1
BUSINESS ANALYTICS & AI
DATA MGT AND DATA MINING
INTRO ANALYTICS & PROGRAMMING
QUANTITATIVE METHODS 1
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MODELING & SIMULATION
DECISION MODELING
ADVANCED ANALYTICS
BUSINESS ANALYTICS PRACTICUM
Total Hours30
1

Students whose previous studies include the undergraduate equivalents of ACC 600 and/or MSC 600 can substitute a 3-credit-hour graduate-level course for each applicable course.

Additional Information

Thesis Option

A thesis option is available. Students interested in this option should contact both the faculty member who the student wants to serve as the thesis advisor, and the Graduate Advisor, 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. 

Transfer Credit

In accordance with the Graduate School transfer policy, students may transfer up to twelve (12) semester hours of acceptable graduate credit earned in an approved institution and may count it toward a master's degree. No transferred credit may be more than ten years old at the time of a student's graduation from UAH. Such credit may be transferred with the approval of the major department if completed with a grade of B or better.

The College of Business will only review business discipline course(s) for transfer credit if the institution is accredited by AACSB International. The department chair may, at their discretion, approve or reject the proposed course credit transfer.

Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the Graduate Advisor, who will consult with the department chair to determine whether the course will be accepted for transfer credit. 
In some circumstances, a student may need to take a graduate course at another institution while enrolled in a UAH degree program. The transfer of such credit back to UAH must be approved by the department and by the graduate dean prior to the student enrolling at the other institution.

For more information contact:
Tressa Hillman-Moore

Graduate Advisor
Business Administration Building, Room 102
256.824.6732 
gradbusiness@uah.edu