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MS in Business Analytics
A new level of clarity.

Unabashedly analytical. Intentionally collaborative. All the opportunities and encouragement you need to reflect, refine, and take risks. That's how clarity takes shape at Simon. The result: You see sharper. And you can get to the heart of any problem.

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designation allows international students to work in the US for 36 months.

270

companies hired Simon MS talent
(2014-2016)

MS in Business Analytics, A New Level of Clarity - 730 x 300

Don't just gather data—
Maximize it.

Our expertise in analytics, coupled with our economics-based curriculum, gives you the theories and practical frameworks to be a sought-after analyst. Our MS in Business Analytics program provides training in Python, R, and Tableau to help you leverage the big-data insights that companies need. Accelerate your program completion with our non-internship track, or gain real-world experience with an expanded internship option. Simon's MSBA program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to stay in the US for up to 36 months.

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October 15

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  • Maximum scholarship consideration
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Success
Starts at Simon.

Business Analytics graduates in the Class of 2018 earned a mean base salary of $75,000 and found careers in the fields of revenue management, data consulting, and data analytics, among others.

The Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center, along with the Simon Data Analytics and Simon Consulting Club are important professional resources for Business Analytics students. We strive to connect you to career opportunities with leading employers who value the Simon unabashedly analytical approach to graduate business education.

94%
EMPLOYMENT RATE
6 MONTHS POST GRADUATION

Leading Employers For Graduates Include:

  • Abbott
  • Amazon
  • Argus Information & Advisory Services
  • Benchmark Education
  • China Pacific Insurance Company
  • Constellation Brands
  • eLogic
  • EY
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • FedEx
  • GEICO
  • Goldstate Capital Fund
  • Management Co. Ltd.
  • GroupM
  • Iprospect
  • IRI
  • JC Jones & Associates
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liepin
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • MRM/McCann
  • MVP Health Care
  • Nielsen
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Novantas
  • NRG Energy Inc.
  • Overstock
  • Paipaidai
  • Paychex
  • Promidian Consulting
  • Rebates Me LLC
  • Sears
  • TEKsystems
  • Tencent Holdings Limited
  • Tibco
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Tripping International Inc.
  • u51.com
  • WebBank
  • Welltok

Business Analytics
Curriculum

Note: This chart reflects the 2019-20 academic schedule. This is subject to change.

fall semester
Pre-fall
fall a
fall b
GBA462R Core Statistics for MS Students Using R
GBA464 Programming for Analytics
GBA463 Economics and Marketing Strategy for MS Students
CIS417 Introduction to Business Analytics
MKT436 Predictive and Casual Analytics in R
GBA424 Analytics Design and Applications
CIS432 Advanced Predictive Analytics with Python
MCG461 Professional Communications (4 credits)
CHOOSE 1 TRACK FROM BELOW:
Business Systems Track:
Pricing Track:
Risk Management Track:
ACC439 Accounting Analytics for Forensics
MKT414 Pricing Policies
FIN461 Introductory Finance for MS Students
ACC438 Auditing II – Auditing and Information Systems
MKT440 Pricing Analytics
FIN430 Risk Management
spring semester
spring a
spring b
CIS465 Business Analytics Project (3 credits)
CIS434 Social Media Analytics
CIS418* Advanced Business Modeling and Analysis Using Spreadsheets
 
choose 1 elective:
CIS442E Data Management for Analytics
CIS442F Big Data

All courses are 2.5 credit-hours unless otherwise noted.

The program of study for the MSBA degree is a lock-step program that meets all the requirements for a STEM certified program.

*Internship track

  • MSMA students in the Internship track will not take CIS418 in Spring B but will take CIS418 the following Fall A as their last class. There are no exceptions on this class.
  • CIS418 can be taken remotely, however all students are required to return to campus for the last 3 hours of lecture and the final exam. Failure to attend both will result in a failing grade.

Spring B Elective

  • CIS442E is required, CIS442F is recommended. Students are allowed to take both CIS442E and CIS442F.
  • The requirement of CIS442E can be waived if students are able to show that they have prior coursework and/or experience which would give them sufficient knowledge of the subject. Please see the course catalog for more information on the waiver process.

Tracks

  • Starting in Fall B students can choose a track. Tracks are suggested but not required. However, students need to be aware that some classes have prerequisites.
    • Business Systems Track
      The school strongly recommends one or more courses in accounting before attempting this track.
    • Pricing Track
      No pre-requisite coursework.
    • Risk Management Track
      The school strongly recommends one or more courses in Finance before attempting this track.
      FIN464 is a pre-requisite for FIN430.

Where We Go.

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Ruoxi Liu

MS in Business Analytics, Class of 2019

Data Analyst
Media Storm

“I found this program particularly well-suited to my career pursuits due to its heavy emphasis on application. Simon is committed to creating an inclusive community that helps its students succeed.”

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Billy Dickinson

MS in Business Analytics, Class of 2018

Product Modeling Analyst III
GEICO

“My favorite part of my experience at Simon so far has been learning every day in the classroom and from other students. Not only have I gained knowledge and confidence in analytics from professors, but I have been able to learn from different perspectives of students from around the world.”

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Tushar Mathur

MS in Business Analytics, Class of 2017

Strategic Analytics Consultant
IRI

“Simon’s MSBA program is a good balance between the business skills and the technical skills. You will learn all the programming and the statistical concepts while always keeping the business problem in mind.”

Life Lessons.

Monica Perez
MS in Business Analytics, Class of 2017
Data Analyst Intern, JC Jones & Associates

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