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Building business intelligence in a data-driven world.

The M.S. in Business Analytics program focuses on three core areas:

  • Training our students to be leaders in data management process and business analytics approaches
  • Providing our students with experiential project management opportunities using live data sets for analysis and application
  • Developing students’ expertise in key data management areas such as:
    • Data mining
    • Marketing technology, website analytics and social network analytics
    • Applied statistical approaches
    • How to interpret and communicate data analysis

The courses listed are delivered as a full-time, fixed curriculum, cohort-based program. Students will start in January (spring) and graduate the following December (fall).

We register students for all their classes. For specific dates and deadlines on MSU scheduling, please see the academic calendar.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all graduate courses. For more information, please refer to the handbook:

MSBA Student Handbook

Optional Pre-Enrollment Fall Experiences

Fall Project Shadow Experience

Admitted students may shadow current students on the capstone project course from September through December, gaining the opportunity to learn, test and put into action key elements of our program. This can be a great resume builder for students entering the program and also provide early networking opportunities with corporate sponsors.

Fall Analytics Career Fair Student Ambassador

Admitted students to our program can share their time and skills in helping us run the event. Students gain direct employer contact by assisting with various areas such as registration, employer booth setup and general event management needs.These experiences are open to admitted students who are in the East Lansing area during the fall term.

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Fall Semester