MS-Business Analytics


The Master of Science in Business Analytics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn trains students to create business strategies using data and statistics. Professionals in this rapidly expanding field use algorithms and formulas to uncover patterns and trends in aggregate data, then apply that knowledge to real-world business problems. The Financial Engineer recently rated this program #24 in the U.S.

The degree is open to students with strong quantitative and analytical skills, regardless of their undergraduate major. The program includes a large number of courses involving statistical analysis.

All courses in the program are offered on campus; a few are also occasionally available on-line. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters. The program usually can be completed within 12 months of full-time study.

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MS-Business Analytics may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Curriculum for students admitted before Fall 2015


Core Courses (6 courses/18 credits)

DS 520         Applied Statistical Modeling
DS 570         Management Science
DS 630         Applied Forecasting
DS 631         Decision Analysis
DS 632         System Simulation
DS 633         Data Mining for Business Applications

Concentration Courses (4 courses/12 credits)

Tailor the degree to your own interests by choosing a concentration in Financial Analytics, Information Management and Coordination Analytics, Marketing Analytics, or Supply Chain Analytics.

Transfer Credit and Course Exemptions

Previous coursework deemed substantially similar to ACC 505, BE 530, DS 520, FIN 531, MIS 525, MKT 515 and OM 521 may qualify to exempt students from those courses. Exempt courses must be replaced with other approved courses in the degree program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Exemptions and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.