The goal of this program is to address the growing demand for analytical capabilities in solving business problems that are demanded by a variety of employers within the United States. Research results from public and private sectors show that there are substantially fewer experts in the field of business data analytics than there are opportunities for them.
The program is a unique combination of one functional area of business and a breadth of courses in business analytics capped by an internship at your place of work or in another organization.
All decisions regarding admissions to the M.A.B.A. program are made through the ofﬁce of the Chair of the IOTM department.
The admission decision will be based on a composite profile of the applicant including test scores, academic background, grades, work experience, letters of reference, and also the statement of purpose. Applicants whose native language is not English have to satisfy the TOEFL requirements of the UToledo College of Graduate Studies. The typical admitted student in the M.A.B.A. program has at least a 2.7 undergraduate GPA and 500 on the GMAT or equivalent score in the GRE. Additional requirements include proficiency in spreadsheets and a programming language, a calculus course with C or better both of which may be met by taking courses if necessary after a provisional admission. The following documents are required for admission to the program:
1. Ofﬁcial transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.
2. Ofﬁcial GMAT scores sent directly from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) or GRE score sent directly by educational testing service to the College of Graduate Studies. The minimum GMAT score is 500 (equivalent score in the GRE), must be no more than ﬁve years old.
3. The GMAT may be waived for applicants who have earned:
a. An undergraduate degree or MBA from UToledo (minimum 3.0 GPA) within the last ten years or
b. A Master in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering (minimum 3.00 GPA) within the last ten years,
4. Most recent resume or curriculum vitae including contact information for two references (name, title, place of employment, phone number and e-mail address).
5. A 400 word essay on statement of purpose.
In the case of students whose native language is not English, a score of at least 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is mandatory.
Applications for admission are considered on a rolling basis. However, students are encouraged to submit their applications by the following dates:
|Fall Semester||August 1|
|Spring Semester||November 15|
|Summer Semester||April 15|
|Fall Semester||May 1|
|Spring Semester||October 1|
|Summer Semester||March 1|
Final admissions decisions will be withheld until the application for admission is complete. No materials submitted to the University will be returned to the applicant. The M.A.B.A. admits students to the program on a rolling admissions basis.
The Master of Applied Business Analytics degree is granted to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 6000- level in the College of Business and Innovation meeting the program requirements. In addition, most non-business students and even some business students may need up to 12 credit hours of 5000 level pre-requisites.
Required CORE courses
|INFS 6150||Business Intelligence Management||3|
|INFS 6450||Data Mining||3|
|OSCM 6250||Essentials of Business Analytics||3|
|OSCM 6350||Prescriptive Analytics||3|
|OSCM 6550||Business Analytics and Cases||03|
|Choose either Capstone or Internship|
|OSCM 6950||Capstone Project||3|
|BUAD 6920||Specialization Internship Opportunity||3|
Choose four courses (12 credit hours) from the same functional area of business (ACCT, FINA, INFS, MKTG, OSCM). If the BUAD course is taken, it must be in the same functional area of business as the other three electives chosen.
|ACCT functional area|
|BUAD 6100||Accounting For Decision Making||3|
|ACCT 6130||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 6190||Contemporary Accounting Problems||3|
|ACCT 6210||Research In Accounting And Taxation||3|
|ACCT 6250||Corporate Taxation||3|
|ACCT 6330||Advanced Topics In Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCT 6430||Business Valuation And Analysis||3|
|ACCT 6600||Data Analytics for Accountants||3|
|FINA functional area|
|BUAD 6200||Financial Systems (FINA 5310 is a prerequisite)||3|
|FINA 6130||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
|FINA 6140||Investments And Security Analysis||3|
|FINA 6150||Financial Institutions And Markets||3|
|FINA 6340||Derivative Securities||3|
|FINA 6750||Research In Finance Instructor permission only||3|
|INFS functional area|
|BUAD 6800||Information Technology And E-Business||3|
|INFS 6560||Systems Analysis And Design||3|
|INFS 6610||Information Integration and Data Management||3|
|INFS 6710||Management of Information Systems Security||3|
|INFS 6790||ERP Systems Configuration and Integration||3|
|INFS 6930||Contemporary Topics Seminar||3|
|INFS 6810||Network Communications||3|
|MKTG functional area|
|BUAD 6300||Strategic Marketing And Analysis||3|
|MKTG 6140||Customer Relationship Marketing||3|
|MKTG 6220||Integrated Marketing Communications||3|
|MKTG 6230||Digital Marketing Processes and Virtual Value Networks||3|
|MKTG 6240||Sales Force Leadership and Strategy||3|
|MKTG 6250||Global Sales and Strategic Customer Management||3|
|MKTG 6310||Managing Innovation and Product Commercialization||3|
|MKTG 6320||Strategic Brand Management||3|
|MKTG 6980||Special Topics||3|
|OSCM functional area|
|BUAD 6600||Supply Chain Management||3|
|OSCM 6270||Simulation and Waiting Lines||3|
|OSCM 6680||Quality Management and Six Sigma||3|
|OSCM 6690||Supply Chain Resources Management||3|
|OSCM 6780||ERP Systems Process Management||3|