Business Analytics Boot Camps

The MSBA program offers several business analytics boot camps in the summer, covering linear algebra, R and Python programming. We have designed these boot camps as a cost-effective way for deposited students to meet any or all of these prerequisites prior to starting the MSBA Program in August. It is required that students who enroll have computers with a Windows Operating System environment. Please see our laptop requirements to ensure that your computer will work properly during the boot camp. Each course will be taught by W&M faculty and will provide a competency test and certificate of completion.  Each weekly session costs $300, however, if a student attends all three sessions, the total cost will be $750 (a discount of $150).  Students must be admitted and deposited into the program in order to participate in these boot camps.

Week
Boot Camp
Time
Location Professor Cost

8/6/2018 - 8/10/2018

Linear Algebra

8 am - 5 pm

Miller Hall

1088

Larry Leemis $300

8/13/2018 -

8/17/2018

R Programming

8 am - 5 pm

Miller Hall

1088

David Murray $300

8/20/2018 - 8/24/2018

Python Programming

8 am - 5 pm

Miller Hall

1088

James Bradley $300
  • Linear Algebra - Linear algebra (LA) is a branch of mathematics that studies systems of linear equations and the properties of matrices. The concepts of LA are critical for learning the advanced skills required in the business analytics program. The following topics will be covered: definitions of vectors and matrices, vector/matrix operations, matrix spaces, and matrix-vector properties/definitions, Gaussian elimination, diagonalization, vector projections, linear transformations, Eigenvectors/Eigenvalues, matrix decomposition and permutation matrices.
  • R Programming - R is a free, open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. It also includes conditionals, loops and user-defined recursive functions.  This course will teach the basics of R that are critical for learning the advanced skills required for business analytics.
  • Python Programming - Python is a widely used high-level, open-source, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming or procedural styles. This course will teach the basics of Python that are critical for learning the advanced skills required for business analytics.

Please contact MSBA@mason.wm.edu if you have any questions or would like to register for the boot camps.