Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS in Business Analytics (3+1)
Program Contact: Michael Taylor 203-582-3868
The Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Business Analytics (3+1) is designed for outstanding School of Business students—those who rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and have a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 or a composite ACT of 25.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics Program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to become successful data driven leaders capable of storing, managing, analyzing and presenting data effectively to stimulate better business decisions. The program explores the practical qualitative and quantitative skills that serve as the foundation to informed decision making. In-demand skills such as data management, data warehousing, text and data mining, visualization and predictive modeling are at the core of the MS Business Analytics program. Through a partnership with SAS, graduates of the MS Business Analytics program will be issued a Badge in Business Analytics using SAS.
Students enter the program as first-year students and learn at an accelerated pace to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years and an MSBA in the fourth.
Unique Program Features
Total savings of up to 30 percent over traditional five-year BS/MSBA option
An optional residential cohort first-year experience with other four-year BS/MSBA students
Dedicated resident assistant and study lounge in first-year cohort housing
Community-building welcome event in August
Dedicated program director
Scholarship carried from year three to year four, subject to a 3.0 GPA and continued program enrollment
This program provides a flat tuition rate that will not increase each year resulting in a substantial savings over four years.
Classes are offered both in a traditional on-campus setting as well online in the summer.
The four-year experience includes an applied learning experience such as internships-for-credit.
Students in the Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MSBA (3+1) program live in one of the university's housing options for the first three years.
Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MSBA (3+1) Program of Study
Students are admitted to the graduate portion of the program upon completion of their undergraduate program. The MSBA requires a total of 33 credits, as follows:
|Core Curriculum (24 credits)|
|BAN 610||Introduction to Business Analytics||3|
|BAN 615||Predictive Modeling||3|
|BAN 621||Data Management||3|
|BAN 622||Data Warehousing||3|
|BAN 628||Data Mining||3|
|BAN 629||Text Mining||3|
|BAN 650||Data Visualization||3|
|BAN 690||Business Analytics Capstone||3|
|MSBA Electives (Choose 3 electives)||9|
|Programming for Data Analysis|
|Health Care Analytics|
|Big Data and Hadoop|
|Business Design and Object-Oriented Analysis|
|Introduction to Python Programming for Data Analysis|
This program is designed for accelerated dual-degree (3+1) students pursuing their BS in any business major. Students are invited to the (3+1) program during their undergraduate admission process and have until the end of their second year in the program to declare the MSBA as their intended graduate program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 over the course of their undergraduate program.