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?

FocusApplication Oriented AnalyticsIdentification 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 PlacementFirms interested in hiring business analytics professionals Firms and governmental organizations interested in hiring quantitative applied economists.
InterdisciplinaryFaculty from Information Systems, Statistics, Cloud Computing, Marketing, Management, Economics, and FinanceFaculty from Economics and Statistics. Guest Economics Speakers from the Tech Industry, Finance, Government and Academia.
Culminating ExperienceCollaborative Industry ProjectsComprehensive exam
Statistical and Computing ToolsData Visualization, Statistics, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, SQL, Computing and Machine Learning, Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Marketing Analytics, People Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, R and PythonCausal Inference, Experimentation, Economic Theory, Structural Econometrics, Double/Debiased Machine Learning, Simulation and Optimization, SQL, Stata, R and Python.