Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Full-Time Master of Science in Business Analytics

The MS in Business Analytics* program is completed in three consecutive trimesters and consists of 43 units. The degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in business analytics. Students enrolled in the Graziadio School’s MBA programs are not eligible to apply.  

Students who complete the MSBA degree can apply and waive up to 20 units from the full-time core courses. This will allow MSBA graduates to obtain an MBA degree by taking an additional 24-30 units of MBA core courses and a minimum of 16 units of additional MBA elective courses.

The major categories and coverage is shown in the table below:

Behavior Workshop 1 unit  
DESC Core 12 units  
ISTM Core 12 units  
Business Analytics Electives 14 units  
Business Analytics Co-curriculars 4 units  
Total Units Required 43 units  

MSBA program learning goals and outcomes state the educational expectations of student achievement for each degree program. These goals are defined by faculty members to clarify how they intend for graduates to be competent and effective as a result of successfully completing the program.

*Effective January 1, 2020, the program name was changed from MS in Applied Analytics to MS in Business Analytics. The curriculum and all degree requirements remain the same.


Elective course availability will vary per term and year based on instructor availability, enrollment, and program needs. Although elective courses are not guaranteed to be scheduled on a regular cycle, students will be provided a choice of relevant options from the program’s elective list during course registration.

The following are approved electives for the MSBA:1


  1. Students may substitute PGBS 695  for up to 6 units of electives.