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College : Business Administration Degree :MSM
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The Business Analytics track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/BA) provides students with the specialized skills necessary to respond to challenges of the new data intensive business world of today.

This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition, and is considered a part-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and non-residents. Please visit for more information.


The Business Analytics track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/BA) provides students with the specialized skills necessary to respond to challenges of the new data intensive, decision-making business world of today. Students become business analysts skilled in the collection, management, analysis, interpretation and application of data to aid in more informed and successful business decisions. Skills learned in this degree are applicable across industries and organizations whether they be large or small, for-profit or nonprofit.
Total Credit Hours Required:
30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours 

Students take five courses from the courses listed below.

  • MAN 6325 Applied Research Tools (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6305 Human Resources Change Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6915 Applied Field Project (6 credit hours)
  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6895 Business Intelligence (3 credit hours)
  • QMB 6755 Models for Business Decisions (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6311 Advanced Topics in Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)

Business Analytics Specialization-15 Credit Hours

  • STA 5104 Advanced Computer Processing of Statistical Data (3 credit hours)
  • STA 6714 Data Preparation (3 credit hours)
  • STA 5703 Data Mining Methodology I (3 credit hours)
  • STA 6704 Data Mining Methodology II (3 credit hours)
  • MAR 6646 Marketing Analytics for Strategic Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Capstone Course

The Master of Science in Management/Business Analytics (PMSM/BA) capstone course, MAN 6915 Applied Field Project, is required for all PMSM/BA students. This capstone course applies concepts, theories and methods learned earlier in the program to organizational problems in business settings.

    Additional Program Requirements

    Any student enrolled in a College of Business Administration master's degree program who earns more than two final course grades below a B- will be dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the College of Business Administration.

    Application Requirements

    For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

    In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide: 

    • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.   
    • The GMAT is not required, however, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GMAT to strengthen a candidate's application packet.   
    • Three letters of recommendation or three e-mail addresses of recommenders.   
    • A goal statement of no more than 1000 words addressing the following:
      Explain why you want to earn an MS in Management/Business Analytics degree; why you believe this is the right time for you to pursue this graduate degree; and why you selected UCF.    
    • Résumé.
    • Interview.  Student will be contacted to schedule an interview after the application is complete. 
    • A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0. 
    • Applicants applying to this program whose completed bachelor's degree is from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

    Early application tuition discounts are available for this program. To view early application discount deadlines, and for more information, visit the Executive Development Center website at


    Application Deadlines

    Business Analytics *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
    Domestic Applicants


    Jul 1



    The next available term for this program is Fall 2017. Classes will begin in August 2017 and will be held at the UCF Executive Development Center in Downtown Orlando. The early application tuition discount deadline is April 15.

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    *Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


    Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


    Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.