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Online MS Business Analytics Experiential Learning

Krannert’s Online MS Business Analytics students have a unique opportunity to put theory into practice through our Management Practicum course. In this experiential project course, teams of students build relationships with industry leaders as they develop deliverables that address real-world business challenges.

In the Management Practicum course, you will listen and respond to client needs, manage their expectations, present on progress and deliverables, and develop innovative solutions in a project of interest to you.

"When I submitted the project to my employer, their feedback was very positive. They received it well and said, ‘we feel we can make decisions with this project.’" Evan Sattler, MSBA '21

As an Online MSBA student in this course, you will be part of a small, cross-functional team of online master’s students advised by a faculty mentor. Your team – made up of master’s students from other Krannert programs and disciplines – will engage in a weekly industry partner meeting to collaborate on projects in functional areas including analytics, supply chain management, human resources, marketing, finance, strategic management and more.


If you are pursuing a master’s degree to jumpstart your career or take it in a new direction, the Management Practicum course is especially beneficial. You can gain intimate knowledge of an industry and functional area new to you in a guided, supportive environment.

The course is also very valuable for the entrenched professional, as you can take on a leadership role within your team.

As a student in a 100% online master’s program, you can make connections across the U.S. and globally through the diverse student teams we build and the companies we work with.


Krannert experiential learning courses that pair student teams with industry partners have tackled these projects:

  • Developing a go-to market strategy for a new product, including market analysis and customer profiling;
  • Evaluating and developing manufacturing process improvement capabilities to reduce inefficiencies and employee injuries;
  • Implementing an evaluation tool for future hiring;
  • Analyzing historical email campaign traction to develop a predictive modeling tool for future customer traction.


As part of his Management Practicum course, Peter Ohaver, Online MSBA ’21, analyzed the spin rates of major league baseball pitchers’ pitches. Mentored by Krannert Clinical Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods Matthew Lanham, Ohaver worked with a database that documented the speed of rotation, velocity, and result of every pitch thrown in a major league game in the 2021 season.  

When Evan Sattler, Online MSBA ’21, presented his Management Practicum course deliverables to his client – also his employer – he was told his project would inform future decisions at the organization. 


Let us tell you more about our Management Industry course and how it will enhance your Online MS Business Analytics program and future career. Contact us today.