The capstone experience is the culmination of the Part-Time MSBA program, and will challenge students to leverage the tools they've obtained throughout the program to address an analytics challenge. The capstone is implemented through two 3-credit courses.
Special Topics in Analytics
An in-depth discussion and analysis of current issues and developments in business analytics and examination of latest analytics frameworks, methodologies, techniques, and applications. Topics will vary from year to year, but potential topics include “Advanced Text Mining" and “Personalization Engines."
Capstone Project in Analytics
A hands-on, integrative project course that includes integrative application of the analytics methodologies, techniques, and tools learned throughout the program in the context of a specific analytics problem. The project will provide experience with the entire data analytics cycle, starting from business and data understanding as well as data cleaning and integration, and ending with the development and presentation of results, interpretations, insights, and recommendations.