Jul 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Business Analytics/Professional Master of Business Administration/ (MSBA/PMBA)

Students can obtain both a Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) concurrently and earn both degrees using fewer credit hours than if the degrees were pursued separately. Students in this program will receive the PMBA degree taking 45 credit hours of unique PMBA courses instead of the normal 54, and will receive the MSBA degree taking 36 credit hours of unique MSBA courses instead of the normal 45. Total credit hours for both degrees is 81, excluding prerequisites. Students must complete all prerequisites for both programs. 

For the PMBA, students can use nine credit hours of MSBA core courses as electives in the PMBA program, or substitute MBA 5500 for MGMT 5200 and use six credit hours of PMBA electives toward the requirements for their MSBA electives. For the MSBA, students can use nine credit hours of approved PMBA electives toward the requirements in their MSBA elective concentration options. For required courses for the PMBA and the MSBA, see the individual program outlines. Students participating in this program must meet the admissions standards of both degree programs and must be admitted into the second program before completing at least 75 percent of the first degree program they enroll in.

Degree Requirements:

I. Prerequisites

  • Programming
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics


Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these courses.

II. Co-Requisites

  • Professional Writing*
  • Fundamentals of Accounting**
  • Microeconomics**
  • Managerial Finance**
  • Introduction to Marketing**


*Writing requirement may be satisfied with a 25% or higher on the GMAT verbal and writing section.

**Course work covered in MBA Core, or to be satisfied before BUAN 5260. Accounting required before MBA 5220.

III. Required Core

VI. Electives (21)

  • International Elective (3)
  • MBA General Electives (9)
  • MSBA General Electives (9)
    May be chosen from optional concentration areas:
    Data Analytics, Marketing, Financial Economics

Minimum credits required for degree (81)