2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Business Analytics, BA/MSBA


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Overview


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: 

ECON160

PSYC105

MATH217

MATH119

MATH120 

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.

 

 

Students must also take 1 Python or SQL Server Programming course. Please read below for prerequisite guidelines:

 

Python or SQL Server Programming

The common topics that the programming courses must cover is the syntax, algorithm, and programming skills of a popular programming language, such as Python, Java, C++, C, SQL, Visual Basic, Perl, PHP, or MATLAB.

The prerequisite is automatically satisfied if the student took one (1) course at an accredited college or university. Students can also satisfy this programming prerequisite if they successfully complete the following Online Certificate programs from either LinkedIn Learning or Udemy:

 

LinkedIn Learning

 

Udemy

 

 

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 BAN 4550   during the Fall of their senior year, and BAN 4500  during the spring of their senior year.

The remaining 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 .

 

 

Fees


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 prior to applying to the program.

Laura Burgess
Assistant Dean
School of Management
lburgess@clarku.edu 

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

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