Learn to Lead with Data.

Set yourself up for success as a leader who knows how to transform data into impactful business solutions. The Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) curriculum reflects a strategic balance of data analytics and business fundamentals, and includes cross-functional electives in specialty areas like fintech and biotech.

MBAn At-a-Glance

Data-Oriented Credits
Business-Oriented Credits
Elective Credits

Summer Term

Kick off the program in June with an introduction to both data analytics and business fundamentals and management tools.

Introduction to Data Programming - MBAN 550

Advanced Spreadsheet - MBAN 551

Business Immersion - BA 500

Software Teams and Project Management - MBAN 501

Fall Term

Jump into Fall Term with core courses like Predictive Analytics and Managerial and Financial Accounting, designed to provide you with the technical expertise you'll need to excel in a business analytics role. Make connections with potential employers during corporate networking, recruiting events, and other industry events held annually at Michigan Ross.

Probability and Statistics - MBAN 552

Predictive Analytics - MBAN 553

Data Exploration and Visualization - MBAN 554

Data Architecture and Acquisition - MBAN 555

Unsupervised Learning -  MBAN 556

Causal Inference through Experimentation - MBAN 557

Managerial and Financial Accounting - MBAN 502

Decision Strategies - MBAN 503

Winter Term

Round out your requirements and apply what you've learned in our immersive Business Analytics Consulting Studio course.  During the course, you'll work in teams to find creative solutions to a pressing business analytics challenge at a real organization, and go onsite to conduct research and present your final recommendation to leadership.

MBAN 504: Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
Information security is essential to the business analytics process. This course will introduce students to the ethical and legal issues surrounding business analytics such as consent, anonymity, privacy, data integrity, access and exclusion, algorithmic bias and relevant regulatory considerations regarding information security and privacy. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of network security, cyber security, potential threats/malware and policies/practices to manage security threats; and discuss relevant technical aspects of information security such as authentication approaches, data encryption, digital signature and public key.

MBAN 600: Business Analytics Consulting Studio
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply their data analytics and business skills to capstone projects. Student will address corporate issues through a 14-week action learning project. In addition, students will meet several times during the semester for lectures and case discussion on relevant topics and solution tools. The course is taught in cooperation with partnering companies and students may visit project sites for data collection and mid-project/final presentation. Students will be taught and monitored by Ross faculty and participating company executives on how to approach their problem solving.

Solve a Real Business Challenge

In your final term, apply the business analytics concepts you've learned throughout your coursework to an action-based learning project with a real sponsor company. You and your classmates will work in teams to devise creative solutions to a pressing corporate challenge, and present your recommendations to company executives.

Develop Your Signature Leadership Style

Find opportunities to lead outside of the classroom through co-curricular activities hosted by the Sanger Leadership Center, the hub for leadership development and research on campus.

Leadership Crisis Challenge

Learn how to lead effectively through a high-pressure, high-stakes environment as part of this simulated business crisis.

Legacy Lab

Unlock your personal capabilities and learn how to increase your influence as part of two transformative Legacy Lab workshops.

Story Lab

Develop executive-level presence and impactful communication skills through storytelling workshops and events hosted by Story Lab. 

Business + Impact Challenge

Propose creative solutions to a Fortune 100 company or highly-visible community organization in our annual Business+Impact Challenge.

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