MBA with Business Analytics

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At Katz, we recognize the rapidly growing demand from industry for graduates with business analytics skills. The brand-new, STEM-designated Master of Business Administration with Business Analytics program requires students to complete the existing graduation requirements for both the Master of Business Administration degree and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Students will immerse themselves in cutting-edge quantitative methods and analytical tools, statistics, data mining, and data-driven decision-making.

Curriculum

Students in the MBA with Business Analytics program must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive their degree: 

  • A minimum of 63 credits of approved graduate work
  • The appropriate distribution of required core courses and elective courses (see below for details)
  • Minimum grades of B+ in BQOM 2401 (Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement) and B in BQOM 2421 (Decision Technologies in Manufacturing and Operations Management)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Year One, Fall (16.5 credits)

Course Credits
BACC 2401 Financial Accounting 3
BECN 2401 Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1.5
BMKT 2409 Marketing Management 1.5
BMIS 2588 Database Management OR BMIS 2526 Practical Data Science
OR BMIS 2542 Data Programming with Python
3

Year One, Spring (15 credits)

Course Credits
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics and Social Performance 1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies in Manufacturing & Operations Management 1.5
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
BQOM 2512 Advanced Decision Technologies 1.5
BQOM 2557 Multivariate Data Analysis 1 1.5
Additional MBA/BA Electives 3

Year Two, Fall (15 to 16.5 credits)

Course Credits
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 3
BMIS 2588 Database Management OR BMIS 2526 Practical Data Science
OR BMIS 2542 Data Programming with Python
3
BQOM 2578 Data Mining 3
Additional MBA/BA Electives 12

Year Two, Spring (15 to 16.5 credits)

Course Credits
BMIS 2588 Database Management OR BMIS 2526 Practical Data Science
OR BMIS 2542 Data Programming with Python
3
Core course as needed varies
Additional MBA/BA Electives varies

Master of Science Business Analytics Programs

The Katz Master of Science Program also offers a number of Business Analytics degree programs.