MS in Business Analytics Curriculum

Made for professionals, the master’s in Business Analytics can help you enhance your skills and advance your career.

Curriculum Overview

Stand out in the high-demand field of analytics while you progress through the program with three stackable certificates. Before you begin the program, foundational coursework will prepare you for your degree study.

39 credits; 18 core credits, 12-13.5 track required credits, 7.5-9 elective credits, including required experiential course

Core coursework includes:
  • Database Design & SQL
  • Prescriptive Analytics
  • Big Data & Cloud Computing
  • Professional Business Communication
  • Machine Learning Tools for Prediction of Business Outcomes
  • Introduction to Python & Data Science
  • A/B Testing in Business & Social Science
  • Data Visualization for Business Insights
  • Text Mining
Accounting Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Financial Accounting II – Intermediate Accounting
  • Ethical Decision-Making in Accounting
  • Strategic Cost Analysis
  • Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Financial Reporting & Assurance in a Blockchain World
  • Accounting Policy & Research
Customer Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Marketing Research Analytics
  • Data Analysis for Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Analytics-Driven Brand Management
  • Customer Analytics
  • Marketing Strategy
Financial Technology Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Financial Management
  • Advanced Corporate Finance I–Valuation
  • Investment Theory
  • Options & Futures
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Financial Technology–Methods and Practice
  • Seminar in Financial Technology
Healthcare Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Olin Grand Rounds: The Business & Practice of Medicine
  • Research in Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health Economics & Policy
Supply Chain Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Foundations of Supply Chain Management
  • Stochastic Models
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Operations Analytics
  • Introduction to Revenue Management
  • Advanced Operations Strategy
  • Supply Chain Analytics Capstone
Talent Analytics Track Required courses:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics of the Organization
  • Talent Analytics
  • People Metrics
  • Compensation, Incentives & Organization
  • Ethical Issues in Managerial Decision-Making
Required experiential course
  • Leading Change

The cultural atmosphere of Olin attracted me. Here, gaining knowledge and getting scores are a process, not a result. The professors and staff are trying to impart an applicable lifelong learning theory so that, even when we leave Olin, we still have a strong learning ability.

Ye Kou

Ye Kou

MS in Business and Finance

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