The MSBA is a degree that requires quantitative, computational, and critical thinking. Before enrolling successful candidates will have completed coursework in the three primary areas, Computing, Mathematics and Statistics and Probability. Candidates should also possess an aptitude and appetite for quantitative-oriented coursework and careers. These courses may be taken as an undergraduate or graduate, or they may be taken as extension courses both brick and mortar and on-line programs. Please see the concepts, along with some online course suggestions.
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- Principles and use of programming and problem solving. Basic knowledge of R or Matlab.
- Understanding of data structures, trees, searching, sorting, hashing.
- Online course suggestion
Differential Calculus: Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives. Differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions.
- Integral Calculus: Techniques of integration. Application to area, volume, arc length, average of a function.
- Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors.
- Basic probability, densities and distributions, ordinary
least squares, multiple regression.
- Online course suggestions (Course 1: Introduction to Probability and Data and Course 3: Linear Regression and Modeling)