Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements from Seattle University's 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

45 credits to completion:
36 credits of required classes
9 credits of electives

I. Preparatory Coursework

Prerequisites to be satisfied before starting the program:*

  • Applications Programming for Business (This course is required for all incoming MSBA students. It is held the week before classes begin. Full details will be sent to you from your academic advisor if you are admitted to the program.)
  • Business Calculus
  • Statistics

Co-requisites to be satisfied before program completion:*

  • Micro Economics**
  • Introduction to Finance**
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (e.g.: Successful completion of Principles of Business Accounting at Seattle University)
  • Introduction to Marketing

*Prerequisites and co-requisites listed above can be waived if a similar course has been taken elsewhere within the previous 3 years with a grade of B- or better, if the student can demonstrate competency by means of professional experience, a graduate or undergraduate degree in that field, or by passing an entrance exam.

**Recommendations for sources to fulfill the co-requisite requirements can be found in the Prerequisite Guide for All Albers Grad Classes.

II. Core Courses

(36 credits)

To graduate, students must take (or have taken similar graduate classes which are accepted for transfer) all of the courses below.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BUAN 5201 Programming for Business Analytics I 3
BUAN 5210 Data Wrangling, Visualization and Communication 3
BUAN 5260 Mathematical Models for Decision-Making 3
BUAN 5280 Law and Ethics for Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5305 Data Management for Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5310 Statistical Learning for Business 3
BUAN 5315 Big Data Tools for Analysis 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods 3
ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
MGMT 5200 Boardroom Analytics 3
BUAN 5510

Capstone Project in Business Analytics


III. Electives

(9 credits)

To graduate, students must take elective courses (or have taken graduate courses which are accepted for transfer as an elective) adding up to 9 credits. Choose three courses from the list below. Other graduate level courses may be accepted as well upon approval by the MSBA Program Director.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 3
BUAN 5203 Programming for Business Analytics II 3
BUAN 5910 Special Topics in Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5950 Internship in Business Analytics 3
BUAN 5960 Independent Studies in Business Analytics 3
ECON 5107 Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 5305 Economics & 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
FINC 5325 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
MATH 5170* Discrete Mathematics 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
CPSC 5075* Data Architectures for Analytics 3

* Offered in collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering