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OMSBA Program Academics Preview

The Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (OMSBA) is an accelerated cohort-based, 13-month, three-semester, 30-credit hours program. Each semester is broken down into three academic terms. Currently, 22.5 credit hours are core and 7.5 credit hours are electives. All courses are five weeks in length. Students will begin the program by taking one course every five weeks. After, students will take two courses at a time for the remainder of the program.

Course Registration

There are some great perks to being a graduate student in the College of Business, one of which is that students will never have to navigate a time-consuming registration process. Each semester, the graduate enrollment coordinator/academic advisor will submit enrollment on students’ behalf to the Registrar’s Office. 

After the Registrar’s Office processes the enrollment, courses will appear in ULink within 24 hours. Courses will populate in Blackboard two weeks prior to their start dates. Do not be alarmed if there are three courses listed on ULink but only one course on Blackboard. Additional information about the curriculum and sequence of courses will be provided at Orientation.

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Cohort Model & Student Teams

The Online MSBA program utilizes a cohort model: Students who begin the program at the same time will take all core courses together in the same sequence.  Students will also be assigned to teams based on demographics, professional experience, and the Predictive Index assessment. For many students, their team serves as a support system throughout the program.


The elective courses allow students to partake in the advanced study of one or more selected topics or issues related to the study of business. Topics or issues could be from a single business discipline, such as management or from a combination of business disciplines, such as accountancy and finance.

Software & Tools

All software will be made available to students via our virtual environment. Therefore, students only need to install the virtual environment to their computer once the program begins. Windows is preferred, as we can provide tech support for the virtual environment installation on Windows. Students are responsible for Mac OS installation as our expertise is unavailable.