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Learn decision making with quantitative methods | MS in Decision Sciences

Why Should You Consider Business Analytics?

Business analytics merges data, technology, and mathematical models to produce the evidence-based information needed for today’s business and government decision-makers. 

Business analytics methods include exploration and modeling of big data, forecasting, data analysis, optimization, simulation, and project management. 

91% of Fortune 1000 companies have a Big Data initiative planned or in progress.

2013, New Vantage Partners

Business is becoming increasingly driven by data. Analytics and big data touch every aspect of business, driving the way businesses understand not only their own processes, but also the way their customers behave. Knowledge of business analytics is applicable to any industry, and the MS in Business Analytics degree from CU Denver provides the skills you need to be successful in this dynamic career.

Learn the latest software and modeling technologies through projects and coursework taught by industry and academic experts, including state-of-the-art special topics courses.

1.5 million data-savvy managers are needed to lead big data initiatives in the U.S.

2011, McKinsey

CU Denver Business School uses Simio simulation software under a grant from Simio LLC (

The MS BANA Program is a STEM-designated program, which allows international students to remain in the country and gain work experience through Optional Practical Training (OPT) for an extended period of time. Graduates of STEM-designated programs are allowed to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT, ​provided certain employment conditions have been met.​

The MS in Business Analytics is STEM designated (CIP Code: 52.1301)​


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