University Catalogues

Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program provides an in-depth understanding of the latest data analytics practices. Students learn commonly used statistical modeling methodologies and software tools, state-of-the-art data mining techniques, and strategies for communicating their findings in order to deliver value. Bentley has been a leader in the advanced study of business analytics for more than 20 years, and this expanded program takes that commitment to a new level.


Course Title Credits
Pre-Program Foundation Courses
Students with the appropriate background may be waived from the following course:
GR 521Managerial Statistics3
Required Analytics Courses21
CS 605Data Management and SQL for Analytics3
IPM 652Managing with Analytics3
MA 610Optimization and Simulation for Business Decisions3
MA 611Time Series Analysis3
MA 710Data Mining3
ST 625Quantitative Analysis for Business3
ST 635Intermediate Statistical Modeling for Business3
Select any three courses from the following electives. Other 600-level or higher electives require permission of the MSBA program director.
Internship in Business Data Analysis
Data Science
Design of Experiments for Business
Introduction to Machine Learning
Business Analytics Project Course
Experimental Course in MA
Data-Driven Development With Python
Algorithmic Thinking with Java
Cloud-Based Enterprise Applications
Data Analytics Architectures with Big Data
Artificial Intelligence Techniques and Applications
Business Intelligence Methods and Technologies
The Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
Fixed Income Valuation and Strategies
Equity Valuation
Business Process Management
Visualizing Information
Information Security, Controls and Ethics
Leading Effective Work Teams
Leading Change
Marketing Research and Analysis
Customer Data Analysis and Relationship Marketing
Enhancing Creativity
Program Requirements30

Please Note: All coursework must be completed within five years.