MSBA Degree Requirements

MSBA Curriculum

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program is 33 credit hours long. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students must successfully complete the following course and program requirements to be eligible for the MS in Business Analytics degree.

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Program Requirements

  • Achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.
  • Complete all degree requirements within five (5) years.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 33 credits of the following coursework to be eligible for graduation.

Core Courses | 25.5 Credits*

*Core courses may be waived based on previous academic coursework. See the MSBA Core Course Waiver Policy for details.

Electives | 7.5 Credits**

**Students who wish to satisfy an elective requirement with a course that has not been pre-approved must obtain written permission from the Program Manager or Faculty Director.


SAS Graduate Joint Certificate

Students in the MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program are eligible to complete a SAS Graduate Joint Certificate in Business Analytics. This joint certificate is a partnership between SAS Global Academic Program and the George Washington University School of Business. Courses completed for the MSBA apply towards the SAS certification.

Participants in the joint certificate will analyze real-world data using a variety of analytics, from simple descriptive methods to more sophisticated predictive and prescriptive approaches. MSBA students interested in applying for the joint certificate should consult their academic advisor for more information.

Required Courses | 15 Credits