2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics, BA/MSBA

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Clark’s Graduate School of Management master’s in business analytics program will equip you with the skills needed for the growing field of data analysis. You’ll learn techniques to formulate insights and the capability to communicate your knowledge effectively to data scientists, managers and executives. Essentially, you’ll learn how to synthesize data into powerful information that you and other managers can use to inform decision making.


Departmental Eligibility Requirements

The accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Business Analytics program is open to students in all majors.

One prerequisite course is required. Students must complete a math course from the following options with a grade of B+ or higher by the end of the second semester of their junior year: 






A minimum cumulative sophomore/junior year GPA of a 3.6 will be required for eligibility in the BA/MSBA program. A senior year cumulative GPA of a 3.6, including both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be required to remain eligible for the 5th year.

Students admitted into this program are eligible for up to 50% tuition remission in the 5th year. Tuition remission eligibility will be communicated to students with their admission decision.


The MSBA program is only available to those starting their senior year and fifth year in a Fall semester.

Program of Study

The MSBA requires 11 units of graduate coursework.  Students will be required to take 3 graduate course units in their senior year. Students must complete STAT 4450   and MIS 4550   during the Fall of their senior year, and MIS 4500   during the spring of their senior year.

The remaining 8 units of graduate coursework will be completed in the 5th year of study. For more information on the MSBA program requirements, please visit the Business Analytics, MSBA .


*If students would like to complete the Accounting Analytics track in the MSBA program, they must also take ACCT 4100   in the Fall or Spring of their senior year for a total of 4 graduate units in their senior year.



This program is only eligible for up to a 50% tuition remission rate for a student’s fifth year of study.

Students will pay a one-time program fee of $1,000 in the first semester of graduate study.  Students also pay a $40 activity fee in the fall and spring semesters of their graduate studies, as well as a one-time enrollment fee of $100. 

Students are responsible for paying for housing, food, books, health insurance, and other personal items.

Program Advisor

Students are required to meet with the designated degree adviser and have them sign the Accelerated Degree Program Adviser Form.  The signed form confirms the student and program adviser have discussed the requirements of the program. This form is also available on the Graduate Admissions website. 

Jing Zhang
Associate Dean
Graduate School of Management

Any students considering applying to the Accelerated Degree Program should read and understand the Accelerated Degree Program Policies and Procedures  .

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