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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, 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:

Get your basics. Don’t have an undergraduate degree in business? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

  • Intro to Business Analytics (BUSA 501)
  • Statistics (ECO 502)
  • Marketing (MKT 501)
  • Operations and Org. Behavior (MGT 501)

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.

  • Statistical Methods (ECO 578)
  • Applied Business Research (MKT 572)
  • Marketing Research (MKT 572)
  • Database Management (BUSA 526)
  • 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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MARKETING (MS) :: Admissions Requirements College of Business

Domestic Student Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GMAT/GRE official test scores ( can be waived with an overall undergraduate GPA above 3.0 or a 3.25 on the last 60 hrs).
  • (GMAT/GRE scores are waived for 2021 admission)

Required Documents

  • Apply Texas Application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • All transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework from an accredited institution in an area of study approved by the department
  • Professional test scores
    • GMAT/General Test GRE official test scores (if necessary)
  • One letter of recommendation
    • Letter must be from a current or past business associate or professor who will describe your professional or academic career, as appropriate. The recommendation can be in the form of a letter, our recommendation form or both.

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MARKETING (MS) :: Admissions Requirements, International College of Business

International Student Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GMAT/GRE official test scores or 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.25 on the last 60 hours of coursework toward the bachelor’s degree

Required Documents

  • Apply Texas Application
  • $75 (USD) application fee
  • One letter of recommendation
    • Letter must be from a current or past business associate or professor who will describe your professional or academic career, as appropriate.
  • All official transcripts
    • All transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework from an accredited institution in an area of study approved by the department
    • A copy of the provisional certificate or diploma
  • Professional test scores
    • GMAT/General Test GRE official test scores or 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA (3.25 on the last 60 hours of coursework toward the bachelor’s degree)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor
    • Must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD and be less than 1 year old
  • English Proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old.
    • Official TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550), or
    • Official IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall), or
    • Official PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher), or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States

Application Packet Submission Deadlines

Applications (for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

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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

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

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