Simon launches Master’s degree concentrations in Pricing and Business Analytics

Recognizing an opportunity to fulfill employer demands and seed the business community with the best and brightest career candidates, Simon has introduced specialized MS degree programs in Business Analytics and Pricing. These programs exemplify the school’s commitment to providing students with optimal preparation and a competitive edge at graduation, and meet the evolving needs of employers for graduates with degrees in rapidly emerging fields.

“There is a real thirst in this competitive economic climate for highlytrained employees in specific fields,” said Dean Mark Zupan. “We continue to see a need for graduates carrying specialized, targeted degrees, and we’re thrilled to continue to offer our graduates an innovative education.”

Business Analytics

Understanding the importance of Big Data in business management practices and the rising need for relevant careeroriented applicants, the Simon launched an MS in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. This degree will focus on data modeling, statistical analysis, and working with large data sets in a business context to better prepare students for the challenge of extracting operationally and strategically useful information from large volume, high variety, and fast changing data.  Simon already has a strong reputation of quantitative analysis with many faculty utilizing cuttingedge data modeling and analysis techniques in their research. This concentration will focus on methodology rather than the management discipline. Anticipated enrollment for full-time study will start in fall 2013. Learn More


Perhaps no business function has more of an impact on the bottom line than pricing. The Simon School has offered a Pricing track as part of its marketing concentration for several years. After observing a strong interest among students for a deeper level of expertise in the field of strategic pricing, along with emerging job opportunities among top employers in the field, Simon developed a MS in Business Administration with a concentration in Pricing. The program will consist of a combination of courses on pricing theory and analysis built on a foundation of economics.  Additionally, a practicum course will provide students with a handson opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts of pricing and build their skills in empirical analysis through a variety of analytical pricing tools. Anticipated enrollment for full-time study will begin in fall 2013.  Learn More

Rebekah S. Lewin, MBA ’02
Executive Director of Admissions & Administration


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