Master of Science in Business Analytics

Meet the Growing Demands of the Analytics Workforce

The University of South Carolina at Upstate offers a graduate program in Business Analytics with a track in Accounting Analytics for accounting majors. This program is designed to meet the growing demands of the analytics workforce through cutting-edge content and real-world projects. Our students interact with managers and senior leaders from global companies and work on real-world projects in the classroom.

Whether it is health care, pharmaceuticals, retail, automotive, manufacturing, aerospace, government, music, or sports, the demand for professionals with analytics background is high. The starting salaries for analytics range from the high 60s to six figures. This is an extraordinary pathway to prepare for a challenging and meaningful career.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Understand how analytics can improve managerial decision-making at all levels of an organization.
  • Understand the three areas of data analytics: descriptive (data mining and data visualization), prescriptive (optimization and simulation), and predictive (forecasting and regression analysis).
  • Gain practical experience using the popular analytics software tools and languages used in industry such as SAS Enterprise Miner, SAP, Tableau, R, Python, SQL and other technologies.
  • Design creative data analytics solutions to complex business problems and effectively communicate the analysis and findings to leadership.

Additionally, coursework will prepare students to attain professional certifications. Students may opt to earn certifications in SAS, SAP, Tableau or other cutting-edge software.

Accounting Analytics Track:

The Accounting Analytics Track is a pathway for students with an accounting undergraduate degree to qualify for analytics-oriented positions. Importantly, these students also earn the additional accounting credits needed to earn a CPA license in the state of South Carolina while they are immersed in this rigorous analytics program at the masters level. For additional information, please click here or contact Dr. Hubbard Smalls.

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Program Contact Information:

Master of Business Analytics Program
Attn: Ms. Deborah Sparks
College of Business and Economics
160 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864)-503-5580

Director Contact Information

Master of Business Analytics Program
Dr. Uma G. Gupta
College of Business and Economics
160 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Phone: (864)-503-7199

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