Barney School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Our Master of Science in Business Analytics program prepares you for a career in this growing field, or for other jobs requiring you to use analytics to make business decisions.

Quick Facts
  • 30 credits
  • 100% Online or on Campus
  • Part-Time or Full-Time
  • Fall, Spring & Summer Start
  • Rolling Admission
  • Capstone Project
  • Course Catalog
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Questions? Contact Program Director Jim Peta

About the Program

Take your classes online or on campus, and set a schedule that works for you. Since each course is only 7 weeks long, you can finish 10-course degree in less than two years.

This program is designed to give you a strong understanding of the fundamentals of analytics. Obtain the necessary quantitative, analytical, and visualization and presentation skills to advance your career in the growing "big data" business culture.

Curriculum

The Barney School of Business Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 30-credit hour program consisting of seven core courses, two electives, and an application-based, broadly integrated, capstone course.

For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.

Core Requirements

  • Introduction and Applications to Analytics in Business
  • Managerial Statistics and Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Business Data Mining
  • Strategic Business Analytics
  • Data Visualization

Electives

  • Business Forecasting
  • Coding and Programming
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management

Career Outlook

Companies need employees who can use data to improve efficiency and increase revenue. Get ready for these in-demand jobs, including:

  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

Admissions

Overview

The Barney School adheres to the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—International (AACSB) and reserves admission to students showing high promise of success in postgraduate business study.

To assess the potential of candidates for admission, we look carefully at scores on the GMAT and performance in undergraduate and other graduate programs, as well as the motivation of the applicant as evidenced in the letter of intent.

Requirements

  • Complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee
  • Send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study
  • Take and send the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Write a letter of intent and résumé

GMAT Waivers

GMAT waivers are based on substantive work experience may be granted in extraordinary circumstances. At a minimum, applicants requesting a GMAT experience waiver must have at least 3 years of significant work experience and/or a GPA of 3.0+. Each request is individually evaluated through a personal interview.

For inquiries, email barney@hartford.edu or call 860.768.4444.

STEM Designated Program

This is a STEM Designated program, providing interdisciplinary technical and mathematical skills, as well as the business acumen needed to help solve complex business issues and help navigate the future of business.

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Designated Degree Programs are designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. By enrolling in and finishing a STEM Designated program, international students may be able to stay in the United States for an extended period of time to meet the demand for workers with these skills.

Contact Information

Jim Peta
Manager of MSBA, Department of Economics, Finance and Insurance
860.768.4799 

Please email us msba@hartford.edu.

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