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

15
Data-Oriented Credits
14.75
Business-Oriented Credits
6
Elective Credits
35.75
Credits

Overview of Program Schedule

Program Schedule
  Data-Oriented Courses Business-Oriented Courses
Summer Introduction to Data Programming Analytics Skill Preparation, professional 
development and cohort building
Advanced Spreadsheets Business Immersion
  Software Teams and Project Management
Fall Probability and Statistics Managerial and Financial Accounting
Predictive Analytics Decision Strategies
Data Exploration and Visualization  
Data Architecture and Acquisition  
Unsupervised Learning  
Causal Inference through Experimentation  
Winter Prescriptive Analytics Information Security, Privacy and Ethics
Depth Electives Business Analytics Consulting Studio

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.

Prescriptive Analytics
The analytics process seeks to turn large amounts of data into actionable insights, predictions, and recommendations. This course will focus on using optimization modeling techniques to make decisions for different applications of business analytics. This course will focus on the theory and practice of the core optimization methodologies such as linear programming, integer programming, non-linear programming, heuristic models, and simulations. Example applications will be drawn from an array of business functions.

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.

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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