Applied Learning

A graduate degree in business analytics, with emphasis on applied learning, will help you take the next step in your career — while opening doors to new possibilities. Wichita State's location in Kansas' largest city, along with our industry partnerships, provide students with a variety of opportunities to gain hands-on experience while working toward a degree.

International Student Employment Options

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an academic program allowing eligible F-1 students to accept employment connected to their major field of study. CPT is designed to provide students the opportunity to supplement their coursework with practical application of skills learned in the classroom.

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Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training is an employment benefit authorized by USCIS for eligible F-1 students providing them with an opportunity to gain actual employment experience in their chosen profession for a maximum of one year per educational level. Because the MSBA is a STEM degree, International Students can gain up to three years of OPT.

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Careers in Business Analytics

Some of the most common careers for MSBA graduates include:

  • Business analyst
  • Analytics manager
  • Senior data analyst
  • Marketing analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Supply chain analyst

Innovation Campus Partners

Nearly a dozen companies and organizations already call the Innovation Campus home, interacting daily with our students and faculty and each other to accelerate timelines from ideation to product creation, creating internship and applied learning opportunities for business analytics students.

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Partnership logos: Spirit Aerosystems, Fairmount Technologies LLC, Firepoint, Hexagon, Hyatt Place, GoCreate, Dassault Systems, Sedgwick County Kansas, Airbus, BCG, City of Wichita, Deloitte, NetApp, Pacmar Technologies, The YMCA, Textron Aviation