Overview

The dual Master of Science in Business Analytics and Accelerated MBA degree program allows students to earn both a specialized master's degree and an MBA. Students complete the two degrees in sequence--first, the M.S. program and then the Accelerated MBA program for a total of 63 credits. This program is designed for students with an interest in broadening their business education beyond the specialized scope of their first master's degree program. This dual degree program will provide a robust framework for acquiring both depth and breadth in business education.

Master of Science in Business Analytics Overview

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program is an intensive experience that develops well-trained business analysts armed with the skills necessary to understand, manage and make use of big data in a business context. Over the course of 10 months, students learn how to turn abstract data into meaningful information with which to predict consumer behavior and forecast revenue and expenses for virtually any business model and any industry sector.

Accelerated MBA Overview

The Accelerated MBA program at the University of Miami Herbert Business School allows students to fast-track their career through hands-on opportunities in the city that is shaping the future of business. The Accelerated MBA gives eligible students the unique opportunity to earn an MBA in less than a year.  Candidates with an undergraduate degree in business or a graduate degree in business or related discipline are encouraged to apply. The program begins in May and runs through December, for a duration of 7 months.

To obtain detailed program admission  information, please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to BusinessCAS.
    • International applicants must have their educational credentials from institutions outside of the United States verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Statement of purpose and short-essay responses to the career goal and program-related questions in BusinessCAS
  • A current resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three allowed) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal by including recommender contacts within the Program Materials section of the application.
  • Official GMAT (or GRE) score to be sent directly to the University of Miami Herbert Business School by using the relevant code below.
    • GMAT Institution Code is 7NV-S1-61
    • GRE institution Code is 5815
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required as proof of English proficiency for international  applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is the primary language. The following minimum score is required for admission to a graduate business degree program.
    • TOEFL - 94 or above (iBT only)
    • IELTS - 7.0 or above

If you do not yet have a GMAT or GRE score or TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only), you may complete and submit your application prior to taking the exam by indicating your approximate date within the Standardized Tests tab in the Academic History section. Select “Add Test Score” by the relevant test, then indicate that you have not yet taken the exam and add your estimated test date in the section provided.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (if required) with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.

QUESTIONS?

Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510 or by email at mba@miami.edu.

Curriculum Requirements

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS REQUIREMENTS
Required Courses
MAS 627Programming for Data Analytics2
MAS 631Statistics for Managerial Decision Making2
MAS 632Management Science Models for Decision Making2
MAS 637Applied Regression Analysis I2
MAS 639Data Acquisition, Preparation, and Visualization2
MAS 648Machine Learning for Data Analytics I2
MAS 650Business Analytics Internship 12
Additional Required Core Courses 2
MAS 640Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting2
MAS 646Applied Regression Analysis II2
MAS 649Big Data Analytics2
MAS 651Machine Learning for Data Analytics II2
Electives 38
ACCELERATED MBA CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
ACC 670Financial Reporting and Analysis2
BSL 690Responsible Business2
BTE 610Digital Transformation2
BUS 628Multidisciplinary Action Projects3
FIN 641Valuation and Financial Decision Making2
FIN 642The Financial Environment2
MGT 622High Performance Teams2
MGT 623Human Resource Systems2
MGT 677Corporate Strategy and Organization2
MKT 641Marketing Research and Decision Making2
MKT 650Strategic Marketing2
Electives 38
COURSES TAKEN IN FULFILLMENT OF BOTH DEGREES
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
Total Credit Hours63

Plan of Study (63 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
MAS 631 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making 2
Term One  
MAS 627 Programming for Data Analytics 2
MAS 637 Applied Regression Analysis I 2
MAS 639 Data Acquisition, Preparation, and Visualization 2
Elective 2
Term Two  
BUS 610 Communicating for Career Success 2
MAS 632 Management Science Models for Decision Making 2
MAS 648 Machine Learning for Data Analytics I 2
Elective 2
 Credit Hours18
Spring
Term One  
MAS 640 Applied Time Series Analysis and Forecasting 2
MAS 646 Applied Regression Analysis II 2
MAS 651 Machine Learning for Data Analytics II 2
Elective 2
Term Two  
MAS 649 Big Data Analytics 2
MAS 650 or 652 Business Analytics Internship
or Business Analytics Capstone Project
2
Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Summer
ACC 670 Financial Reporting and Analysis 2
BSL 690 Responsible Business 2
BTE 610 Digital Transformation 2
FIN 641 Valuation and Financial Decision Making 2
FIN 642 The Financial Environment 2
MGT 622 High Performance Teams 2
MGT 623 Human Resource Systems 2
 Credit Hours14
Year Two
Fall
Term One  
BUS 628 Multidisciplinary Action Projects 3
MKT 650 Strategic Marketing 2
Electives 4
Term Two  
MGT 677 Corporate Strategy and Organization 2
MKT 641 Marketing Research and Decision Making 2
Electives 4
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours63