Degree Requirements

from Seattle University's 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Minimum credits required for degree: 72

I. Preparatory Coursework

  • Programming
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics

Note: Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these courses.

II. Fundamental Business Courses

To be satisfied before enrolling in BUAN 5260:

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Basic Marketing

Note: Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these courses.

III. Required Core

a. Business Analytics

(30 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAN 5210 Communicating and Visualizing Data 3
BUAN 5260 Mathematical Models for Decision-Making 3
BUAN 5281 Law for Business Analytics 1
BUAN 5310 Statistical Learning for Business 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods 3
ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
IS 5201 Programming for Business Analytics 3
IS 5305 Data Management in Business 3
IS 5315 Big Data Analytics 3
MGMT 5200 Strategy Analysis 3
SEGR 5800 Ethics and Professional Issues in Computing 2

b. Finance

(15 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BETH 5120 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 3
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
FINC 5110 Financial Markets & Institutions 3
FINC 5130 Quantitative Tools for Financial Analysis 3

IV. Business Analytics Electives

(6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
BUAN 5910 Special Topics in Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5960 Independent Studies in Business Analytics 3
ECON 5107 Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 5305 Economics and Business Forecasting 3
ECON 5330 Economics of Strategy 3
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
  Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
IS 5320 Web Analytics 3
MATH 5111 Probability for Data Analytics 3
MATH 5112 Mathematical Statistics for Data Analytics 3
MKTG 5305 Marketing Research 3
MKTG 5345 Social Media Marketing 3
MKTG 5350 Creativity and Innovation 3
OPER 5310 Project Management & Control 3
SEGR 5300 Data Architectures for Analytics 3
SEGR 5310 Data Mining and Analytics 3

V. Finance Electives

(15 credits)
Choose five courses from the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting l 3
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5315 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FINC 5320 Advanced Topics in Investments 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
FINC 5350 History of Financial Crises - Implications or the Future 3
FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3

VI. Capstone

(6 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAN 5510 Capstone Project in Business Analytics 6