Qualify for OPT extension
STEM-designated program. International students may qualify for a 36-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension upon graduation.
Graduate in 10 months
Build a technical skill set that combines data science and business acumen, poised to drive change and lead in a data-driven economy.
Engage with corporate partners
Annual business analytics forum provides the opportunity to network directly with professionals and companies interested in hiring top MSBA students.
Meeting the data science demand
Learn to use advanced analytical techniques. Develop skills in R, SQL, and Python. Maximize student-to-student learning through professional case studies and presentations.
Early applications will be given priority for merit-based fellowships and assistantships.
The MSBA Excellence Fund impacts all aspects of the student experience from scholarships to technological resources to experiential learning opportunities. If you would like to contribute to the MSBA Excellence fund please use the link below.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business celebrated its Master of Science in Business Analytics program’s receipt of the national 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize for an innovative curriculum.
Class Size: 40
International Students: 20%
Average GRE Quant: 69th Percentile
Average GPA: 3.57
Average Work Experience: < 1 year
We care about each and every student’s success and our numbers are a testament to that, with nearly 100 percent of our students having jobs prior to graduation. We achieve this by:
· Accepting students who have the technical competency to succeed in a business analytics career
· Requiring a business communication class that teaches you how to land an interview and secure a job
· Offering robust career management to enrolled students, emphasizing one-on-one coaching and support
· Building long-term relationships to ensure that corporations come back year after year to recruit our students
· Constantly working to build new relationships with companies that value data-driven decision making
Our faculty work hand-in-hand with industry partners to ensure students graduate with the skills to succeed.
They drive innovation through their research, receiving National Science Foundation grants, Edelman Awards and Wagner Prizes for their discoveries and the relevance of their application. Last year the program won the prestigious Smith Prize because of our ability to integrate coursework with practical experience.
In November 2018, INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, awarded the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business its 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize for an innovative curriculum, taught in the context of a true business environment, that prepares students to become effective practitioners.
The college took the occasion to recognize the importance of students working in internships