A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

MS in Business Analytics curriculum

Master of Science in Business Analytics Curriculum

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program requires completion of 48 units for graduation.

Full-time or part-time program
The MSBA program can be completed in as little as three quarters of full-time study. It is also appropriate for part-time students who wish to spread out the coursework over a longer period of time. By taking three courses per quarter, students can do a summer internship and finish the degree in one calendar year. The program allows for study in a particular career track, finance, marketing or operations, through elective courses in these disciplines. Our dedicated program advisors will help you design the program that best fits your timeline and career interests.

Program Requirements (effective Fall 2020)

  • Required Courses

    Required courses for all MSBA students

    MGT 256         Business Analytics for Management
    STAT 208        Statistical Data Mining
    STAT 232         Statistics for Business Analytics
    MGT 286A-B   Capstone in Business Analytics (2 quarter course, 8 units)

    Required courses dependent on student's undergraduate studies background (4 courses) 

    STAT 205    Discrete Data Analysis
    STAT 206    Statistical Computing
    MGT 233     Marketing Research
    MGT 267     Applied Business Forecasting


    MGT 202    Financial Management
    MGT 204    Cost and Management Accounting
    MGT 207    Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
    MGT 209    Marketing Management

  • Elective Courses for Finance Career Track

    MGT 252 or    Investments and Portfolio Management or
    MGT 295F      Empirical Methods in Finance

    MGT 232        Derivatives
    MGT 244 or   Corporate Risk Management or
    MGT 227        Fixed Income


  • Elective Courses for Marketing Career Track

    MGT 228 or MGT 257    Consumer Behavior or Marketing Strategy
    MGT 253        Internet Marketing
    MGT 251        Market Assessment

  • Elective Courses for Operations Career Track

    MGT 221    Decision Making Under Uncertainty
    MGT 258    Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    MGT 239    Simulation for Business

For more detailed information on courses listed above, visit the UCR Catalog.