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Advance your career with a Master of Science in Business Analytics from A&M-Commerce

The Master of Science in Business Analytics is an approved Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. The program offers students from business and non-business backgrounds an opportunity to develop expertise in the art and science of business analytics in this high-demand field. Students will learn how to collect, organize, analyze, optimize and interpret Big Data. The program emphasizes decision-making skills to apply Big Data findings to business challenges.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Frisco, Online
Duration

2 years or less

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

MS Business Analytics Curriculum

Curriculum

Prerequisites for Non-Business Undergrad Majors

Prerequisites for Non-Business Undergrad Majors:

There are no prerequisite courses required for this program.

Core Courses

Core Business Analytics Courses:

Develop Professional Skills. Dive into topics like statistics, analytics, database management, and research covered in the core business analytics courses.

  • Business Analytics for Managers (BUSA 511)
  • Applied Business Research (ECO 595)
  • Database Management (BUSA 526)
  • Business Analytics Programming (BUSA 523)
  • Applied Decision Modeling (BUSA 542)
  • Data Warehousing (BUSA 532)
  • Advanced Analytics (BUSA 537)
  • Project Management (BUSA 521)

Electives

Electives:

Make it your own. Customize your degree with Business Analytics electives covering a wide range of business subjects.

  • 2 Business Analytics courses from COB Catalog

Available Minors

Available Minors (4 Courses):

Invest in your future. Stand out from the crowd by adding a minor to your degree.

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Management
  • Real Estate

Available Certificates

Available Certificates (No prerequisite required):

Get noticed. Add a certificate to boost your job skills, and get hired!

  • Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics of U.S. Healthcare
  • Operational Excellence
  • Tax Accounting
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.02

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Business Analytics students are typically interested in:

  • Business analysis
  • Management consulting and strategy
  • Hands-on experience using statistical, software engineering and modeling tools to solve business challenges
  • Marketing analysis
  • Data management
  • Business intelligence: finance, risk and health analytics
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Business Analytics (MS) :: Faculty Research 1.3c

Faculty Research

Our faculty have been involved in research on social media, organization behavior analytics, service computing, business analytics, reliable distributed systems, web databases and semantic integration systems.

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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in business analytics will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn statistical and research methods.
  • Acquire knowledge in database management and data warehousing.
  • Identify, document, model, assess and improve core business processes.
  • Appreciate relevant business trends in the marketplace and consumer behaviors.
  • Develop skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Enhance your project management skills including initiation, planning, execution, controlling and closing projects.
  • Investigate the technologies, methods and practices that foster innovation, new business opportunities and new efficiencies.
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Business analytics students are able to identify solutions hidden in Big Data and apply these findings to real-world business challenges. You can become a highly valued data analyst providing an organization with ideas for smarter strategic management and better operational efficiencies. Graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

  • Business analytics is ranked second in a Computerworld survey on the most difficult skills to find.
  • McKinsey Global Institute reports that the United States could face a shortage of between 140,000 and 190,000 individuals who possess deep business analytic skills and an additional 1.5 million managers with the skill set to implement the results.
Business
Analyst
$95,510
Market Research Analyst
$63,120

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.08 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. The program will consider internships for credit if the requirements are satisfied. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce business analytics students.

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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Minors

We offer various minors that can be combined with your Business Analytics (MS) degree. You can learn more about the available minors and their course requirements by visiting the Minors for Graduate Programs page.

  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What You Will Learn

Through challenging, fast-paced coursework and collaboration with accomplished peers, this program will prepare you for specific jobs such as computer systems analysts, management analysts (business analysts and process analysts), market research analysts, logisticians and operations research analysts in a wide range of organizations and industries.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Management, Introduction to Business Analytics, Quantitative Analysis for Managers and Marketing Environment
  • Core business analytics courses including Advanced Analytics, Statistical Methods, Data Management, Data Warehousing, Marketing Research and Applied Decision Modeling
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

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Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. The program is currently ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Analytics Master’s Degrees by BusinessAnalytics.com. We offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

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Student Organizations

The Department of Marketing and Business Analytics Student Chapter promotes academic programs of marketing and business analytics at A&M-Commerce, and supports the student’s on-campus and online social, academic and professional events. This organization works personally with students and directly with Career Services to take advantage of internship opportunities in their related fields.

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Graduate Business Program Costs

Program Costs

The tuition and fees for a graduate student in the College of Business taking 9 credit hours is $3,820 for a Texas resident and $7,500 for a non-resident.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Business Analytics MS Admissions Requirements

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Business Analytics, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.
Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Business Analytics MS International Requirements

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Business Analytics, MS” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Funding

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Department Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to fill out a form to take BUSA 521?

Yes, the BUSA Permit Form must be filled out to take BUSA 521. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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Dean’s Office Contact Information COB

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Business Analytics (MS) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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