Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    
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Business Administration, Business Analytics Concentration and Business Analytics - Bachelor’s/Master’s Combined Program


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Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Hill

The Cameron School of Business offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree The MSBA program is for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of these programs is to prepare students for careers in business analytics.

This bachelor/master degree program is designed to provide a student in business analytics a means to complete the requirements for both degrees in a period of five years. The key feature of the program is that a student can count up to 6 credit hours of graduate level courses satisfying requirements for the B.S. in Business Analytics towards the M.S. in Business Analytics.

Program Objective


This combined B.S./M.S. degree program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete two degree programs in under five years. Upon successful completion of the program, a student will earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics and an M.S. in Business Analytics.

Completion of all degree requirements for both the B.S.B.A. in Business Analytics and the M.S. Business Analytics with six credits of graduate-level courses that will count towards undergraduate Business Analytics concentration electives.

Admission


  • Admission to the Cameron School of Business as a Business Analytics concentration student
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Completion of the B.S./M.S. Combined Program in Business Analytics Application Form
  • Completion of the Undergraduate Request to Enroll in Graduate Courses Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter and resume

Timeline


  • Once students are admitted to the CSB, they can apply for admission into the 4+1 program. Admission to the 4+1 program does not guarantee admission to the MSBA program upon completion of the B.S. in Business Administration.
  • Students admitted to the 4+1 program should take MIS 504 (Database for Analytics) in place of MIS 315 (Management of Database Systems) and MIS 503 (Programming for Analytics) in place of an undergraduate Business Analytics elective. A student may choose to complete both of these course substitutions or may opt to complete only one.
  • Students who successfully complete the 500-level course(s) and all remaining B.S.B.A. degree requirements are awarded the B.S. in Business Administration with a Business Analytics concentration.
  • In the final semester of their B.S. program, students apply to the MS Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program. If admitted to the MSBA program, the credits earned at the 500-level will count towards the degree requirements of the program.

Requirements


Students must complete all requirements for the B.S. Business Administration with a Business Analytics Concentration as well as the requirements for the M.S. in Business Analytics:

  • BAN 300 Introduction to Business Analytics
  • BAN 302 Predictive Analytics
  • BAN 303 Prescriptive Analytics
  • MIS 315 Management of Database Systems
  • BAN 500 Descriptive Analytics
  • BAN 501 Prescriptive Analytics
  • BAN 502 Predictive Analytics
  • BAN 525 Case Studies in Business Analytics
  • BAN 530 Applications of Business Analytics
  • MIS 503 Programming for Analytics
  • MIS 504 Databases for Analytics
  • MIS 505 Data Visualization

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How many classes will students need to complete to earn the MSBA?

A: Students must complete the full 30 credits of MSBA courses, but six of those credits can be earned before they begin the program.

 

Q: Can students be admitted to the MSBA program upon graduation from the BSBA if they earn Cs in their 500-level electives?

A: Graduate applications will be evaluated based on our existing admissions criteria. A student who meets the criteria can be admitted to the MSBA program. Courses at the 500-level in which the student earned a grade of C will not count towards the MSBA degree requirements and must be replaced or retaken after advising by the MSBA Director.

 

Q: What if I have additional questions about this program?

A: Please direct questions to Dr. Stephen Hill (hills@uncw. edu), Director of the MSBA Program

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