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M.S. in Business Analytics Curriculum

The Providence College Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree teaches cutting-edge business analyticProfessor Mona Jabbari teaching in a computer lab tools, as well as the reasoning and visualization skills needed to identify meaningful data, interpret data, and design informed, strategic action. Taught by expert faculty from both the School of Business and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the PC MSBA is a rigorous, quantitative graduate degree program that blends best practices from math, computer science, finance, and operations management. As a result, students learn more than the field’s current programs. They also learn the critical thinking skills required to adapt as the tools of the profession evolve.

The PC MSBA consists of 30 credit hours (10 classes). Students enroll into either the full-time program, which is completed in one year, or the part-time program, which is completed over two years. Both programs begin in the fall semester. All MSBA students are required to complete foundational courses after acceptance into the program, but before starting classes.

PCSB graduate courses are taught online, in hybrid formats, and in-person on the beautiful Providence College campus.

Foundational Courses

There are two foundational requirements to meet before starting classes, but they may be completed after being accepted into the MSBA graduate degree program:

  1. Microsoft Excel certification – available online or through the PC Center for Career Education & Professional Development
  2. A college-level statistics course (with a grade of B or better) or the PC course MTH 217: Statistics. *

More information on these foundational courses will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

*Students who need to satisfy the MTH 217: Statistics foundational requirement can take the course at any accredited institution or through the PC School of Continuing Education (SCE). Students interested in taking the course through SCE should contact the SCE Office at 401-865-2487 or sce@providence.edu.

Full-Time

The full-time PC MSBA program is completed over one year of coursework. The PC MSBA concludes with a real-world project consulting project. Through the full-time program students form tight-knit connections with their cohort, learning together as classmates and forming a vital career network.

Full-Time (1 Year) Schedule

Fall

  • MSA 680: Data Exploration, Visualization & Data Management
  • MSA 682: Python for Analytics
  • MSA 681: Visual Story Telling with Data
  • MBA 687: Statistics for Business Analytics

Winter

  • MBA 688: Predictive Analytics & Intro to Data Mining

Spring

  • MSA 683: Advanced Data Management
  • MSA 684: Machine Learning and Advanced Data Mining
  • MBA 690: Analytics in Operations Management
  • Graduate Business Elective

Summer

  • MSA 685: Business Analytics Consulting Project

Part-Time

The part-time PC MSBA program is completed over two years. The pacing of the part-time program allows for work/life balance while advancing one’s education, career opportunities, and professional network.

Part-Time (2 Year) Schedule

First Year

Fall

  • MSA 680: Data Exploration, Visualization & Data Management
  • MBA 687: Statistics for Business Analytics

Winter

  • No classes

Spring

  • MBA 690: Analytics in Operations Management
  • MSA 683: Advanced Data Management

Summer

  • No Classes

Second Year

Fall

  • MSA 682: Python for Analytics
  • MSA 681: Visual Story Telling with Data

Winter

  • MBA 688: Predictive Analytics & Intro to Data Mining

Spring

  • MSA 684: Machine Learning and Advanced Data Mining
  • Graduate Business Elective

Summer I

  • MSA 685: Business Analytics Consulting Project

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