Graduate Offerings Include STEM-Certified Business Analytics Program, Fully Online Management & Leadership Degree
The C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston is now accepting applications for two new graduate programs launching this fall — a STEM-designated Master of Science degree in Business Analytics and the college’s first fully online degree, the Master of Science in Management and Leadership.
“Bauer College curriculum is known in industry to prepare graduates to take on leadership roles within organizations,” Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs Leiser Silva said. “Through these two new offerings, we are continuing to provide cutting-edge education to our students that leverages advancements in management, technology and data.”
Both the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and MS in Management & Leadership (MSML) programs will launch this fall and are currently accepting applications for enrollment.
This graduate-level degree is a STEM-designated program, which has a curriculum that enables students to develop advanced skills in predictive analytics and data mining as well as to use these skills to solve a variety of business problems.
Led by research faculty from Bauer’s Department of Decision and Information Sciences, the MSBA is designed to meet industry need for professionals who understand how to use data to make business decisions, said Professor and Department Chair Norman Johnson.
“As big data becomes increasingly ubiquitous, the information gleaned from data analytics is rapidly becoming one of the most transformative assets an organization can leverage,” Johnson added. “Today’s organizations seek professionals who have the skills to create, manage and use this information to allow them to gain and maintain their competitive advantage.”
Bauer College’s first fully online degree program is a graduate offering in Management & Leadership. The 36-hour program is designed to improve the marketability of undergraduates who earned a non-business degree.
Faculty from the college’s Department of Management & Leadership will lead the online courses, which include video, discussion boards and group assignments.
“Hiring managers are looking for applicants with a wide range of soft skills and abilities, including decision making, management and leadership,” said Professor and Department Chair Steve Werner. “By offering this program online, we’re filling a gap in the market and giving students the flexibility to gain and enhance these skills outside a traditional classroom setting.”