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Curriculum

Curriculum

A breakdown of your MSBA program

UC Davis's Graduate School of Management MSBA curriculum will give you hands-on experience working on and implementing analytic projects that are drawn from real industry data and move through the lifecycle of business problems.

You’ll work with globally ranked faculty and as part of small student teams to build your skills in:

  • data modeling
  • databases
  • regression
  • data mining
  • machine learning
  • operations research methods
  • methods for acquiring, storing, handling and representing data
  • strategic thinking
  • data-driven communication
  • project management
  • leadership

Students must complete 44 units to meet the graduation requirements, including a practicum project course that spans the duration of the program.

  Fall (17 units) Winter (14 units) Spring (13 units)
Business
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Organizational Issues in Implementing Analytics
  • Application Domains
Computing/Data
  • Data Management 
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Design and Representation
  • Big Data
Analytics
  • Statistical Reasoning and Exploration
  • Foundations of Analytics*
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Topics in Business Analytics
  • Analytic Decision Making
  • Topics in Business Analytics
Practice
  • Practicum - Initiation
  • Practicum - Elaboration
  • Practicum - Analysis and Implementation

Intersession prior to fall quarter.*

  • The outlined schedule and unit requirement is subject to change. Formal instruction occurs on Fridays, Saturdays and most Wednesdays.
  • As part of the degree requirements, all students must pass a comprehensive examination administered in the spring quarter. The exam tests students on their coursework, as well as their ability to synthesize learning across key subject areas.