UConn MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM)- Program Brochure

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MS in Business Analytics & Project Management

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Greetings! Thank you for your interest in our graduate business programs at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Ranked among the best in the world, UConn’s graduate programs offer you a progressive, comprehensive business education to enable you and other future business leaders to anticipate and effectively manage the many challenges encountered in today’s rapidly-changing world economy. Guided by a commitment for global recognition as a provider of exceptional managerial education and business leadership, UConn’s graduate programs are carefully designed and developed with active involvement from our alumni and advisors in the business community. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates are fully prepared and competitively positioned for successful careers. As you research and evaluate your options for advanced study, I encourage you to attend one of our infosessions, or to stop by one of our program offices for a personal visit. After you experience the School of Business and learn more about all we have to offer, I’m confident you’ll agree that UConn can provide you with a challenging, highly-differentiated, and affordably-priced business education that will provide the foundation for an exceptional future. Sincerely,

John A. Elliott, Ph.D. Dean & Auran J. Fox Chair in Business

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE UConn’s MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) program is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals who can harness advanced business analytics and project management skills. Apply today and get the critical skills needed to address existing business problems and create new opportunities for small to global enterprises in information-rich environments. Faculty


The MSBAPM program is designed and delivered by Department of Operations and Information Management (OPIM) faculty currently ranked #29 in North America, and #35 worldwide by UTD Business School Rankings based on Research Contributions.

Our program is consistently ranked nationally and internationally, including: • #8 Top MS Data Science Schools – Predictive Analytics Today (2021) • #9 Data Analytics in USA – Eduniversal Best Masters (2021) • #20 Master of Business Analytics for MS in Business Analytics and Project Management – The Financial Engineering (TFE) Times (2021)

CURRICULUM The MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) program requires 37 credit hours, including five 3-credit courses in Business Analytics, 1 credit in technical communications, four 3-credit courses in Project Management, and 9 credit hours in elective courses. Students can choose electives from various knowledge areas, including the School’s MBA program, or they can choose to focus in one of our Industry-Drive Concentration areas. Some elective courses include Python, Deep Learning and AI, and Agile. Elective courses can also be chosen from the School’s MBA program or any approved UConn graduate-level courses and may include experiential learning credits.

Business Analytics

Project Management

Required Courses

Required Courses

• Statistics in Business Analytics • Data Management and Business Process Modeling • Predictive Modeling • Business Decision Modeling • Data Mining and Business Intelligence • Technical Communications in Business Analytics and Project Management

• Intro to Project Management • Project Leadership and Communications • Project Risk and Cost Management • Advanced Business Analytics and Project Management

Industry-Driven Concentrations BUSINESS DATA SCIENCE: Data-driven businesses are dominating today — learn how to explore, visualize, model, and derive custom insights from data using state-of-the-art methods & software. MARKETING ANALYTICS: Marketing is more than creativity — gain insights on how businesses build awareness, engage consumers, and stand out among fierce competition in a digital world. ACTUARIAL SCIENCE: Risk is everywhere — know how to model the risk across populations and time horizons to bring financial stability to the unknown. TALENT ANALYSIS: An organization is only as strong as its people — develop expertise in combining data analytics with purposeful storytelling to harness the power of workforce intelligence. HEALTHCARE ANALYSIS: Healthcare data has the power to change the patient experience — from improved patient outcomes to better efficiencies in health care operations, build the skills to make an impact.

LIFE TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION Career MSBAPM is one of the very few programs nationwide with embedded career coaches in Hartford and Stamford, who exclusively support MSBAPM students year-round. MSBAPM continuously works with world-class corporations to provide students opportunities where they can apply their advanced business analytics and project management skills to challenging real world business problems.

BAPM Partnerships The MSBAPM program partners with Centers of Excellence at the University of Connecticut to offer students engagement through a variety of experiential learning opportunities including data challenges, hackathons, and capstone projects, as well as, internship, research, and consulting opportunities. Centers that we partner with often, include Center for the Advancement of Business Analytics (CABA), Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), and Technology Incubation Program (TIP).

LOCATIONS The MSBAPM program is offered in Hartford or Stamford, Connecticut. Hartford campus classes are held at UConn’s Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC), located in the heart of downtown. The GBLC offers the latest in design, technology and comfort including fully networked classrooms, break-out rooms, technology labs and meeting spaces. With Hartford’s close proximity to Massachusetts, Rhode Island and UConn’s main campus students are exposed to experiential learning and job opportunities within booming insurance, tech start-up & healthcare industries. Stamford campus classes are held at the UConn Stamford campus located in lower Fairfield county, just an hour outside of New York City. The modern glass-enclosed campus features a high-tech approach to learning from desktop computer stations in the main computer lab to integrated online computer accessibility in the classrooms, laboratories and public spaces. The Stamford campus’ location provides students with access to many experiential learning and job opportunities within thriving financial services, high-tech manufacturing, product development industries.




Admission Requirements

Full- or Part-time (Non-U.S. must pursue Full-time)

• Completion of a one-semester college-level calculus or statistics course with a grade of “C” or better

Length • 13 courses / 37 credits • A full-time student can complete this in 3 semesters

STEM Designation MSBAPM is a STEM-designated program, which allows international students to qualify for a 24-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension for a full 36 months of OPT.

Application Deadlines There are three application cycles, annually. Please visit the following website grad.business. uconn.edu/instructions/deadlines for the most current dates.

Online Application grad.business.uconn.edu/apply

• An undergraduate degree from a 4-year program at an accredited university or college • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for either all 4 years or for the last 2 years • GMAT or GRE Test scores are required • For international students, TOEFL and IELTS scores are also required Please contact us to learn more about TOEFL and IELTS scores, as well as the GMAT/GRE waiver policy.

Fees Fees are subject to change at any time. For current course fees, please see our website msbapm.uconn.edu

UConn complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Contact: Office of Institutional Equity; (860) 486-2943; equity@uconn.edu; http://www.equity.uconn.edu.