The Future
is Forged
with Data

The STEM-designated MBA with
Business Analytics was built to
meet the growing demand for
business analytics skills.

Two-Year Program

STEM Skills in Management Science

Specialized Career Development

Specialization in Business Analytics

Graduate student presenting research to their class

MBA with Business Analytics

At Katz, we recognize the rapidly growing demand from industry for graduates with business analytics skills. The brand-new, STEM-designated Master of Business Administration with Business Analytics program requires students to complete the existing graduation requirements for both the Master of Business Administration degree and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Students will immerse themselves in cutting-edge quantitative methods and analytical tools, statistics, data mining, and data-driven decision-making.


Students in the MBA with Business Analytics program must fulfill the following requirements in order to receive their degree:

  • A minimum of 51 credits of approved graduate work
  • The appropriate distribution of required core courses and elective courses
  • Minimum grades of B+ in BQOM 2401 (Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement) and B in BQOM 2421 (Decision Technologies in Manufacturing and Operations Management)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Year One, Fall (15 credits)

Course Credits
Quant Methods for Business 1.5
Financial Accounting 3
Economic Analysis for Managerial Decision: Firms and Markets 3
Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement 3
Organizational Behavior: Leadership and Group Effectiveness 1.5
Financial Management 1.5
Marketing Management 1.5

Year One, Spring (12 to 15 credits)

Course Credits
Database Management OR Data Programming Essentials with Python OR Advanced Data Programming with R 3
BSEO 2401 Business Ethics and Social Performance 1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies in Manufacturing & Operations Management 1.5
BSPP 2409 Strategic Management 1.5
BMIS 2409 Information Systems 1.5
BQOM 2512 Advanced Decision Technologies 1.5
BQOM 2557 Multivariate Data Analysis 1 1.5
Additional MBA/BA Electives 3

Year Two, Fall (12.0 to 13.5 credits)

Course Credits
Business Communications 1.5
Database Management OR Data Programming Essentials
with Python OR Data Programming with R
BQOM 2578 Data Mining 3
Additional MBA/BA Electives 3-6

Year Two, Spring (12 to 15 credits)

Course Credits
BIND 2444 Management Simulation Capstone 1.5
Database Management OR Data Programming Essentials
with Python OR Data Programming with R
Additional MBA/BA Electives 4.5 to 6

Master of Science Business Analytics Programs

The Katz Master of Science Program also offers a number of Business Analytics degree programs.


The program made me feel that I, as an individual, was important and not just another number for their statistics. Being at Katz for a year now, I feel just as passionately that the Katz faculty, staff, and alumni care about the individuals that they work with on a personal level.

Malena Hirsch

MBA '19

I chose Katz because of the world-class faculty and students: the professors here are well-versed in their fields, passionate about teaching, and want to see their students succeed academically and professionally; the students are dedicated to excellence and form an excellent professional network.

Tyler Wilson

MBA '19