Master of Science in Business Data Analytics (MSBDA)
Summer Quarter (Prerequisite courses)
This course is an introduction to the accounting function that is used to measure and communicate business transactions. The focus is on understanding financial information to facilitate better decisions.
Outcome: Students will be able to identify the impact of business transactions on the basic financial statements: the income statement, the statement of financial position, the cash flow statement, and the statement of changes in owners equity. Students will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the financial statements and their implications on various business decisions.
This course examines essential topics in management, marketing, operations, information systems, accounting and finance. Within each discipline, we examine the key decisions that are made and how those decisions are or should be made.
Outcome: By the end of this course, students will be familiar with the key discipline areas in business. They will understand what decisions are made in each discipline and how those decisions should be made.
The Master of Science in Business Data Analytics's 12-course curriculum prepares you to be a responsible leader in the fast-growing field of business data analytics—in just one year.
The following table shows a sample course sequence for the M.S. BDA program:
|Summer Quarter (Prerequisite courses)|
|Business Core Essentials
Business Analytics / R Programming
(Kertcher or Kalish)
FINC 599 (Recommended Saturday)
|Elective 3||Data Mining
|Elective 4||Elective 5||Capstone
Choose your five electives from the following three areas, with at least one elective from each of the areas.
|Course #||Short Title||Quarter(s)||Prerequisites|
|ECON 522||Game Theory & Strategy||Winter||ECON 420|
|ECON/FINC 622||Derivative Securities||Fall, Winter||FINC 450|
|ECON 599||Business Fluctuations|
|FINC 452||Investment Management||Winter, Spring||FINC 450|
|FINC 553||Portfolio Management||Summer||FINC 452|
|FINC 599||Python Programming*||Winter||FINC 450|
|FINC 620||Finance Math & Modeling||Fall||FINC 452, ECON 622|
|FINC 624||Interest Rate Risk Management||Winter||FINC 450, ECON 622|
|FINC 626||Credit Risk Management||Spring||Instructor Permission|
|FINC 628||Valuation||Winter||FINC 450|
|MARK 461||Research Methods||Spring||MARK 460, ISSCM 491|
|MARK 661||Customer Analytics||Spring||Instructor Permission|
|MARK 662||Marketing Metrics||Summer||Instructor Permission|
|HRER 490||Data-Driven Decision Making||Fall, Spring|
|MGMT 455||International Strategies||Spring|
|INFS 791||Programming for Business Decision Making||Winter|
|INFS 796||Data Warehousing*||Winter||INFS 492|
|INFS 592||Data Visualization*||Spring, Summer|
|ISSCM 484||Project Management||Winter, Summer|
|Supply Chain Management|
|SCMG 480||Operations Management||Quarterly|
|SCMG 486||Global Logistics||Fall, Winter, Summer|
|SCMG 487||Purchasing Management||Summer|
|SCMG 488||Inventory Management||Winter|
|SCMG 489||Supply Chain Analytics||Spring|
Loyola's Quinlan School of Business invites you to join us at our downtown Chicago Water Tower campus for an Open House or Information Session. Please contact us with any questions about our business data analytics courses.