Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Graziadio Academic 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 with proven academic records will also have opportunities to bridge to other MS and Full-Time MBA programs. Course transfer credit options will be identified for students wishing to continue their graduate education at PGBS.

The major categories and coverage are 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.


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.