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Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S. BANA) prepares students for a successful career in a very fast-growing field of business analytics.  Students complete a rigorous program with an emphasis on development of substantive business analytics knowledge and its practical application as well as critical thinking and communication skills. Students will be equipped with the graduate-level knowledge and skills to business problems for data driven decision making.

Program Highlights

  • Two years, full-time, 30-unit hands-on, in-person, STEM program in the evenings
  • Designed to equip you with the graduate-level knowledge and skills for data driven decision making by placing strong emphasis on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics in a balanced manner, along with necessary tools and applications
  • Developed for individuals who want to pursue and advance business analytics career opportunities 

    

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (18 units)

  • BANA 607 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
  • BANA 610 Visualization and Communication for Business (3)
  • BANA 614 Database Management for Business (3)
  • BANA 620 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics for Business (3)
  • BANA 622 Programming for Business Analytics (3)
  • BANA 630 Prescriptive Analytics for Business (3)

Electives (9 units, at least 3 units from the BANA courses)

  • BANA 640 Supply Chain Analytics (3)
  • BANA 650 Health Care Analytics (3)
  • BANA 690 A-Z Selected Topics for Business Analytics (3)
  • GBUS 690 A-Z Selected Topics for Graduate Business Insights (3)
  • MKT 656 Marketing Analytics (3)

Culminating graduate project (3 units)

  • BANA 698 Culminating Graduate Project

Total Units Required: 30

Degree Roadmap

 

Sample Course Schedule

Fall

BANA 607

Introduction to Business Analytics

BANA 610

Visualization and Communication for Business

BANA 614

Database Management for Business

Spring

BANA 620

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics for Business

BANA 622 

Programming for Business Analytics

 

Fall

BANA 630

Prescriptive Analytics for Business

One or Two Electives

 

Spring

BANA 698

Culminating Graduate Project

One or Two Electives

 

Additional Opportunities & Helpful Links

Graduate Assistants (GA) Positions

If admitted to this program, you can apply for paid GA positions across campus. 

Scholarship Opportunities

The university Scholarship Office is available to answer your scholarship questions by phone at 1-818-677-4907 Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit myMatador Scholarships for up-to-date scholarship opportunities!

Financial Aid 

If admitted to this program, you may be eligible for Financial Aid. For more information, visit https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/.

Tuition & Fees

For information on tuition and fees, visit https://www.csun.edu/stufin/tuition.