​MBA/Master's in Business Analytics

Wield data to make a positive impact in society.

With the dual MBA/MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) you will gain a strong business foundation with the ability to develop applied analytical skills in order to make relevant and informed data-driven business decisions. 

In a world where business professionals are increasingly asked to use data to make informed decisions, business analytics has become a fundamental field that can be applied to many functional business roles. Additionally, this dual degree will provide you with a competitive edge in the job market as a STEM-certified degree.

To pursue this dual degree program, you will need to apply and be accepted by both the MBA and the MSBA programs. Once you are accepted, you will participate in both programs at the same time, focusing on your MBA coursework during the first year of your studies before switching to MSBA courses in your second year.

Unit Breakdown
Total MBA Units Required: 42
Total MSBA Units Required: 35


Map the path to your MBA/MSBA.

First Year

Fall (16 units)
GSBA 500 Entrepreneurial Strategies (2)
GSBA 502 Statistics and Analytics for Decision Making (2)
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (3)
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (2)
GSBA Elective (1)
Intersession (5 units)
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (3)
GSBA Elective (2)
Spring (17 units)
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management (2)
GSBA 508 Law, Policy and Ethics in Global Business (2)
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Innovation and Design (2)
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3)
GSBA Elective (6)

Second Year

Fall (17 units)
MSBA 500 Introduction to Data Analytics & Business Concepts (2)
MSBA 501 Applied Statistics (2)
MSBA 502 Analytics Programming I (3)
MSBA 503 Analytics Programming II (2)
MSBA 504 Data Management (2)
MSBA 505 Interactive Data Visualization (1)
MSBA 506 Prescriptive Analytics (2)
MSBA 507 Data for Social Good (2)
MSBA 508 Technical Communications (1)
Intersession (3 units)
MSBA 510 International Consulting Project (3)
Spring (18 units)
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies (3)
MSBA 511 Data Mining for Business Analytics (3)
MSBA 512 Capstone Course (3)
Three Discipline Specific MSBA courses (9)


 Additional MBA Requirements to be completed

  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Career and Professional Development course*
  • Leadership Labs
  • International experience in addition to GSBA 515*

*Courses waived for students matriculated in the Part-Time MBA program.

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