What is the difference between Cal Poly’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and the
Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) programs?
|Focus||Application Oriented Analytics||Identification of causal relations. Analysis of economic incentives.|
One college level course in calculus and two college level courses in statistics
One linear algebra course
Two college level courses in calculus and two college level courses in statistics (the second statistics course can be an econometrics course).
One econometrics course and one microeconomics course.
|Job Placement||Firms interested in hiring business analytics professionals||Firms and governmental organizations interested in hiring quantitative applied economists.|
|Interdisciplinary||Faculty from Information Systems, Statistics, Cloud Computing, Marketing, Management, Economics, and Finance||Faculty from Economics and Statistics. Guest Economics Speakers from the Tech Industry, Finance, Government and Academia.|
|Culminating Experience||Collaborative Industry Projects||Comprehensive exam|
|Statistical and Computing Tools||Data Visualization, Statistics, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, SQL, Computing and Machine Learning, Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Marketing Analytics, People Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, R and Python||Causal Inference, Experimentation, Economic Theory, Structural Econometrics, Double/Debiased Machine Learning, Simulation and Optimization, SQL, Stata, R and Python.|