Master of Business Analytics Curriculum
In designing our coursework for Tulane's Master of Business Analytics graduate business degree program, our faculty leveraged connections with industry partners to create an innovative, experiential curriculum that responds to market demands.
- Classes offer deep dives on an extensive number of topics including database management, machine learning (unsupervised and supervised learning), predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, data visualization, Excel VBA, cloud computing and deep learning.
- Students learn the skills employers need: Visualization and Dashboard through Tableau, Data Exploration through SQL, Predictive Modeling (R) and Deep Learning (Python).
- Our specializations take advantage of exceptional faculty across Freeman and allow students to work toward specific career goals.
- Project-based courses offer the hands-on experience needed to transition easily to industry.
Fall Semester 2020
- MGSC 7000: Business Analysis Practicum
- MGSC 7100: SQL Database Fundamentals and Business Intelligence
- MGSC 7330: Business Statistics and Modeling with R
- MGSC 7310: Modeling and Analytics
- MGSC 7340: Web Analytics
Spring Semester 2021
- MGSC 7320: Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling
- MGSC 7520: Advanced Modeling and Analytics
- MGSC 7530: Advanced Data Management
- Electives chosen from a list of approved courses. Analytics electives span a broad range of subjects including accounting, finance, marketing, operations and organizational behavior, allowing students to customize the program to meet their specific career objectives:
- Accounting Analytics
- Advanced Energy Trading and Finance
- Econometrics and Forecasting
- Energy Fundamentals and Trading
- Financial Modeling
- Marketing Research and Analytics
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Organizational Research Methods and Analytics
- Social Media and Online Marketing
- Approved Graduate Electives: Students can elect to take other approved graduate electives offered in several functional and industry areas in order to customize their experience.
In addition to gaining mastery of the skills needed to enter the in-demand field of analytics, the MANA program offers the opportunity to choose an area of specialization. Through electives offered by faculty in disciplines including accounting, energy, finance, management and marketing, students can customize their coursework to meet their individual academic and career goals.
Coursework in the MANA finance and accounting concentration explores topics including regression models, the practical application of financial theory and accounting analytics through a combination of class formats, including real-world, team-based projects with sponsoring organizations. Students must complete a total of three courses, including at least one from each discipline. This specialization equips students with the tools to delve deep into the challenges and opportunities companies face in corporate finance, asset management and other core business functional areas, and to use analytics to provide data-driven solutions.
The energy industry is one of the world’s largest, with ample opportunities for those with the right skills and experiences. Students pursuing a specialization in energy will learn about the business of energy trading and finance, including technical analysis, electronic trading algorithms and the trading of energy derivatives. Freeman’s state-of-the-art trading floor gives students hands-on knowledge of what traders look for when making investment decisions. Graduates with this specialization are prepared for analytics careers at energy companies, energy-related investment and trading firms and energy consulting companies.
A specialization in marketing and management helps students understand processes for customer identification, acquisition and retention, and the related management processes of both large and small organizations. Coursework includes topics such as marketing research, operations and supply chain management, organizational research, and social media and online marketing. Cases, experiential class activities and discussions with industry professionals provide a necessary foundation for tomorrow's business leaders. Students must complete a total of three courses, including at least one from each discipline. This specialization is especially helpful for students who plan careers in customer-centric industries such as retail, consulting and entrepreneurship.