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USC Marshall

DEGREE

Master of Science in Business Analytics

PROGRAM LENGTH

18 months 

CAMPUS

Los Angeles, USA

USC Marshall MSBA Overview

The USC Marshall MSBA program is a data science STEM program encompassed with a business lens. It is one of the longest running MSBA programs in the nation, and top ranked in the world. The program emphasizes project-based learning in the classroom, which means that our students acquire deeper business analytics knowledge through active exploration of real-world business challenges and problems. These projects are in collaboration with our industry partners, and they are in different business areas ranging from finance, operations, marketing, management, supply chain, and HR problems.

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USC Marshall MSBA Highlights

Rankings

Total units

33

Class size

89

Female

54%

Intakes

1

Financial Times’18
QS World Rankings ’19
The Economist

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Program and Curriculum

The Master of Science in Business Analytics degree requires 33 units, taken in 3 semesters (with the flexibility of extending to 4 semesters): Fall, Spring, Fall, including 19.5 units of required coursework plus 13.5 units of coursework chosen from a list of electives. The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

  • Business Analytics
  • Applied Modern Statistical Learning Methods
  • Statistical Computing and Data Visualization
  • SQL Databases for Business Analysts
  • NoSQL Databases in Big Data
  • The Analytics Edge: Data, Models, and Effective Decisions
  • Data Analytics Driven Dynamic Strategy and Execution
  • Communication for Management
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Probability and Data Modeling
  • Applied Time Series Analysis for Forecasting
  • Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Digital Foundations for Business Innovation
  • Monte Carlo Simulation and Decision Models
  • Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models
  • Business Models for Digital Platforms
  • Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing
  • Fraud Analytics
  • Using Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Project Management
  • Independent Research in Data Sciences or Operations
  • Special Topics (Overview)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business (Special Topics)
  • Game Data Analytics (Special Topics)
  • Healthcare Analytics (Special Topics)
  • HR & People Analytics (Special Topics)
  • Sports Analytics (Special Topics)
  • Supply Chain Analytics (Special Topics)
  • Quantitative Investing (Special Topics)
  • Foundations of Information Security
  • Foundations and Applications of Data Mining
  • User Experience Design and Strategy
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing Metrics for Business Decisions

Employment

Through a variety of recruiting activities and a strong Trojan network of alumni, faculty, and corporate partners, the school successfully connects students with alumni and employers around the globe.

Many companies come on campus to interview, moreover, Marshall’s career services team offers career education programs and workshops tailored to the specific needs of graduate students seeking career transition or advancement, to mid- and senior-level executives honing their skills in preparation for the C-suite.

Companies recruiting from USC Marshall MSBA

Consulting Sector
  • Deloitte
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bain & Co.
  • Oliver Wyman
  • A.T. Kearney
Finance
  • BNB Paribas
  • Ernst & Young
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Deutsche Bank
Technology
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Vivo

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees     $68,000
Cost of Living + $20,000
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs –  $10,000
Total Investment     $78,000
Average Salary     $85,000
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)      3.6 years

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MS Business Analytics : Class Profile

International students

74%

Class Size

89

Average GPA

3.67

Avg. GMAT

726

Requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor degree OR Master’s degree (for 3-year Bachelor degree holder) earned at an institution recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • All applicants must also have completed at least one statistics course at the undergraduate level or above.
  • A few years of work experience is preferred, but not required.
  • GMAT or GRE scores are required.

TUITION FEE

$68,000 

INTAKES

1

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MSBA Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
     Round 1               November 15, 2019
   Round 2                 January 10, 2020
     Round 3                February 14, 2020
     Round 4                   March 20, 2020
Round 5                       April 15, 2020

 Round 6        Roling until announced

 

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Application Information

The application fees:  $155

Application Documents

  • Submitted online application
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Resume
  • Essay questions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 1-minute video of yourself
  • Official test scores (GRE or GMAT, and if applicable TOEFL or IELTS) from the testing service.
  • One sealed official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended except for USC.

Application Essays 

Describe your career aspirations. What roles, companies, industries, and regions do you see yourself working in? (250 words maximum)

Give us an example of a skill that you have acquired through self-learning, and explain the process in which you taught yourself the skill? (250 words maximum)

If there is something you would like us to know about you personally or professionally that hasn’t already been mentioned, feel free to do so here. (Optional, 250 words maximum)

Please create a one minute video addressing the following: In the Business Analytics program, we have a diverse and collaborative environment both inside and outside of the classroom. We also place value on creating a community with the entire Trojan Family. Please describe the contributions you expect to make during your time at USC. How will your colleagues benefit from your presence in the program? Please title the video “USC MS, Business Analytics Admissions Video 2020 – Your Name” and input a link to the video (on Dropbox, Google Drive, Youtube, etc) below. (If you are concerned with privacy, you may password protect the link. If you choose to do so, please also include the password below or we will not be able to review your application.)

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