Real-world data. Rigorous curriculum. Renowned faculty.
In 16 months, earn your Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence degree, including a 3-month internship opportunity, from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Study cutting-edge analytics using real-world data from our industry partners to develop skills extracting insights from analytics for business problem-solving.
Through internships, one-on-one mentorships, and professional networking events throughout the year, you'll interact with industry partners to develop your business connections needed to thrive upon graduation.
Ready to learn and apply rigorous analytical tools to real-world business data for analytics-based decision making?
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The Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program qualifies as a STEM degree. To meet market trends with a forward-thinking curriculum, the STEM program bridges analytics and technology with business and leadership skills. International students can apply for a 24-month extension to their optional practical training (OPT) period. This means you may be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.
Weatherhead’s business analytics and intelligence 16-month curriculum plan is a full-time, 36-credit-hour, lockstep program designed to advance your skills to drive key business decisions and solutions. We leverage applications in Marketing and Operations however, the skills gained will be useful across all functions and industry sectors.
The curriculum includes three interlocking models including the Business Core, the Analytics Core, and the Applied Business Analytics courses.
The program is delivered through a range of open source and commercial statistical software (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, Stata), preparing students with the necessary user expertise to excel in analyst positions across industries.
Year 1: Fall Semester (13.5 Credit Hours)
Year 1: Spring Semester (13.5 Credit Hours)
Year 2: Fall Semester (9 Credit Hours)
MSBA 406A – Operations Management I (1.5 credit hours)
MSBA 407A – Managerial Marketing I (1.5 credit hours)
MSBA 433 – Foundations of Probability and Statistics (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 434 – Data Mining & Visualization (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 444 – Predictive Modeling (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 492 – Python Programming (1.5 credit hours)
MSBA 406B – Operations Management II (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 407B – Managerial Marketing II (1.5 credit hours)
MSBA 410 – Accounting and Financial Management (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 432 – Operations Analytics: Stochastic (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 445 – Advanced Marketing Analytics (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 485B – Team Development (1.5 credit hours)
MSBA 411 – Operations Analytics: Deterministic (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 435 – Marketing Models & Digital Analytics (3.0 credit hours)
MSBA 446 – Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Business Analytics (3.0 credit hours)
A Master's Degree in Business Analytics and Intelligence is a Smart Career Decision.
The rise of big data has led to a boom in business analytics careers a growing number of people seeking a master's in Business Analytics. According to IBM, the number of jobs for data professionals in the U.S will increase to 2,720,000 by 2020.
The demand for business analytics professionals is substantial. At the same time, there is a huge deficit in the number of qualified applicants to fill the rise in analytics positions.
Personal Career Guidance, Support, and Mentorship
Every step of the way, Weatherhead students are supported by dedicated teams to provide career guidance, make connections, and open doors. You'll have access to several networking opportunities, information sessions, industry events, and more throughout the year.
“The CMO office has helped me with mock interview sessions and resume assistance. The mentorship program is also great for me because I get to connect with people already working in analytics and learn about their daily responsibilities for different industries. I also leveraged both networking events and alumni resources when I was looking for a full-time job. I connected to alumni during the Weatherhead career fair, who later help me to get my full-time job offer.”— Ruo Ban, Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence '20Direct resources available to students include:
The Career Management Office (CMO), a team of experienced professionals who provide coaching, resume reviews, mock interviews, and more. By partnering with CMO, you will be able to make the most of your business analytics degree and secure the best job to match your skillset.
A dedicated Programme Director and Programme Manager who will connect with you one-on-one before you even arrive on campus and assist you in achieving your career goals.
A mentor from the business analytics field. Mentors are business analytics professionals from a variety of companies such as Progressive, Sherwin Williams, Nationwide, Goodyear, Cleveland Clinic, Deloitte, Ford, Visa, KeyBank, and more.
When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, Weatherhead’s Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence admissions team requires the following:
Online application form
Unofficial transcripts, GPA, Grading Scale
GMAT or GRE score report - optional for fall 2021 students
Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)
$100 application fee (non-refundable)
Each supporting document must be uploaded to your online application for admission consideration.
Weatherhead’s Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence students benefit from one-on-one interaction with academic pioneers and industry leaders. Our faculty excel in teaching as well as research, and the opportunity to share their insights and excitement in the most up-to-date and creative areas of management studies is one that Weatherhead students prize.
Why Cleveland to Study Business Analytics and Intelligence?
As one of the top graduate schools in Cleveland, Weatherhead is nestled in the heart of the city and its arts and cultural district—University Circle. University Circle boasts 15 museums and cultural institutions like the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art, four medical centers including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, 10 religious organizations, more than 30 restaurants, and a total of eight education centers.
Weatherhead is also within walking distance of the city’s “new downtown” called Uptown, which includes a specialty market, a local ice cream shop, pubs, the campus bookstore, the city’s new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and casual to fine dining restaurant options.
With so much going on in Cleveland and on campus, you’ll never lack for something to do. Take a moment to check out what draws our students to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland, Ohio.
2,250,871 Population of Greater Cleveland
21,000+ Acres for outdoor recreation in Cleveland Metroparks
312 miles of Lake Erie's Ohio shoreline
117+ Cultural and arts organizations
16th Most walkable of the fifty largest U.S. cities
10 Fortune 500 companies located in Northeast Ohio
7 Cleveland chefs and eateries featured on the Food Network
3rd Fashion Week Cleveland is the biggest in the U.S. after New York and Los Angeles
2nd Playhouse Square Center is the largest in the U.S. after New York's Lincoln Center
2 Annual film festivals in Cleveland
GBSA and Student Clubs
The Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) along with other student clubs provide opportunities for professional development, local community service activities, engagement with employers, and social gatherings such as cultural dinners, happy hours, and wine tastings with sommeliers.
Any incoming graduate students can run for a GBSA leadership position or join, revive or start a new student club with the assistance of the Weatherhead Student Experience Office. Here's a list of the student clubs:
Design for America
Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club)
Finance and Investment Club
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Health System Management and Bioscience Club
Leadership and Organizational Behavior Club
Marketing and Strategy Club
Net Impact Club
QGrad LGBTQA+ Graduate and Professional Student Association
Sports Management Club
Tie Youth (Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Club)
Weatherhead Consulting Club
Weatherhead Wine Society
Weatherhead Women in Business
The diversity of our student body enriches the Weatherhead experience with different perspectives. In addition to Weatherhead Women in Business and the Multicultural Club, student groups that support diversity include local chapters of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
Are you wondering what you can expect as a Weatherhead master’s student?
Weatherhead School of Management Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence student profile
With a real-world approach at the heart of all Weatherhead degree programs, you will engage with a diverse group of students from all over the world and prepare for a thriving, innovative career in the Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence program. Discover the Master of Business Analytics and Intelligence student profile below:
As a Weatherhead student, you will benefit from:
Small class sizes
Cutting-edge business analytics curriculum
A collaborative, team-building atmosphere
Interacting with people from different cultures