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 program offers expert faculty and expansive opportunities for networking.  The Financial Engineer recently rated this program #24 in the U.S.

All of the 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. The program can be completed in as few as 10 months of full-time study.  

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September, January or May.  

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.  

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.


Core Courses (5 courses/15 credits)

DS 520
DS 570
DS 630
DS 631
DS 632

Applied Statistical Modeling
Management Science
Applied Forecasting
Decision Analysis
System Simulation

Concentration Courses (5 courses/15 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, MIS 525, MKT 515, FIN 531 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.