Elon’s M.S. in Business Analytics program includes 33 credit hours of core graduate coursework, one non-credit orientation workshop, and two foundation courses. Business and analytics core courses start in the fall and are completed concurrently. Students completing the full-time, fast-track sequence may start with a foundations course in July.

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One Required Non-Credit Workshop

MSBA 5010: Introduction to the MSBA

Business Core (18 credit hours)

MSBA 6250: Economic Policy and the Global Environment

MSBA 7150: Managerial Accounting

MSBA 6270: Marketing Management

MSBA 7170: Financial Management

MSBA 6230: Management and Organizational Behavior

Select one of the following to complete the Business Core:

MSBA 6410: Advanced Operations and Supply Chain

MSBA 6450: Project Management

Analytics Core (15 credit hours)

MSBA 6430: Analytics I: Quantitative Methods

MSBA 6610: Analytics II: Decision Modeling

MSBA 6620: Analytics III: Business Data Mining

MSBA 6630: Analytics IV: Programming Basics

MSBA 6640: Special Topics: Data Visualization

MSBA 6430 is a pre-requisite for MSBA 6610, 6620, 6630 and 6640.

Foundation Courses

ACC 4950: Principles of Financial Accounting

FIN 4950: Principles of Finance

The MSBA program requires that all students demonstrate adequate preparation in accounting and finance prior to enrolling in the core MSBA accounting and finance courses (MSBA 7150 and MSBA 7170). Satisfaction of this requirement can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

  • Providing evidence of prior undergraduate coursework in accounting and/or finance. To be acceptable, such coursework should have been completed within five years of entering the MSBA program. Students with prior coursework must also pass qualifying exams in accounting or finance.
  • Successfully completing foundation classes, usually taken at the undergraduate level, in accounting and/or finance. Such foundation classes can be taken at Elon or at an approved institution. The MSBA program must grant approval.

Continuation Standards

Graduate students who fail to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and subject to dismissal from the program. Any student who receives an “F” grade or two “C” grades is dismissed from the program.

A student may request re-admission to the program by writing a letter to the dean indicating why re-admission should be granted. The dean, advised by the program chair and faculty committee, will determine whether to grant the request. If the request is approved, a student can retake a particular course only once and the course being repeated cannot be taken in combination with any other courses. The grade in the course that is retaken must be “B” or better, or the student will not be allowed to continue in the program. A student may use the appeal process only once.

Honor System

The Elon Honor System includes the Honor Code, the Code of Conduct (including the Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Violence Policy), and adjudication processes. All undergraduate and graduate students are governed by the Elon University honor system, except as outlined within the Elon School of Law Student Handbook for law students and graduate program student handbooks. Read more.