Master of Science in Business Analytics
The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS BA) degree requires a minimum of 36 semester credit hours, consisting of a set of core courses, and a set of analytics electives organized into different tracks. The core courses provide a broad and strong foundation in the business analytics area. The core covers statistics and econometrics, predictive modeling, decision and optimization (prescriptive) modeling, and data management. The analytics electives provide students with an opportunity to obtain in-depth analytics knowledge in a specific domain/industry. The specialization tracks that a student can choose from include Marketing Analytics, Decision and Operations Analytics, Financial Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, and IT for Analytics. Students can contact the advising office for the recommended courses for these tracks.
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.
For information about this program, please contact Dr. Ravi Narayan
Business Analytics is an exciting area that is attracting tremendous attention amongst companies large and small. The accelerated growth rate of structured/unstructured data combined with the need to enhance predictive and prescriptive analytical capabilities for decision making are fueling this growth and interest. The MS program in Business Analytics provides a strong foundation in Data Management, Quantitative Methods and Analytical techniques for predictive/prescriptive analytics. By selecting an Analytics track amongst Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain (Decisions and Operations), IT and Healthcare, students can then learn how to apply complex quantitative and analytical methods in a functional area of their interest.
At UT Dallas, we require students to complete an internship or a practicum course as part of this program. We work very hard to establish strong relationships with companies and to work with students to help them find these opportunities to work with the industry in an area of interest in Business Analytics. Please browse our website or contact us to learn more about the MS program in Business Analytics at UT Dallas.
Ravishankar Narayan, PhD
Core Courses: 24 semester credit hours from the following
- MECO 6312 Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis (or) ECON 6306 Applied Econometrics
- OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
- OPRE 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
- MIS 6320 Database Foundations
- MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques
- MIS 6390 Analytics Practicum
- MKT 6337 Predictive Marketing Analytics
and one of the following Track-Specific courses
- FIN 6301 Financial Management
- HMGT 6320 The American Healthcare System
- MIS 6308 Systems Analysis and Project Management
- MKT 6301 Marketing Management
- OPRE 6302 Operations Management
Analytics Electives: 12 semester credit hours
Healthcare Analytics Track
- HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics
- HMGT 6334 Healthcare Analytics
- HMGT 6327 Information and Knowledge Management in Healthcare
- HMGT 6325 Healthcare Operations Management
Financial Analytics Track
- FIN 6381 Introductory Mathematical Finance
- FIN 6306 Quantitative Methods in Finance
- FIN 6352 Financial Modeling
- FIN 6382 Numeric Methods in Finance
IT For Analytics Track
- MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
- MIS 6334 Advanced Business Intelligence with SAS
- MIS 6344 Web Analytics
- MIS 6373 Social Media and Business
Marketing Analytics track
- MIS 6338 Advanced ERP: Customer Relationship Management
- MKT 6323 Database Marketing
- MKT 6309 Marketing Research
- MKT 6365 Marketing Digital Applications
Decisions and Operations Analytics Track
- OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics
- OPRE 6335 Risk and Decision Analysis
- OPRE 6377 Demand and Revenue Management
- OPRE 6378 Information Enabled Supply Chains
Other Analytics-related courses can be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Download the MS in Business Analytics – Degree Plan
Texas residency is not based on citizenship. It is based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit Residency for detailed information.
Tuition at UT Dallas is on a sliding scale. The more semester credit hours you take a semester, the cheaper the semester credit hours are, and the sooner you finish the degree, therefore, the lower the total cost of the degree. Students taking online courses will pay $80 per semester credit hour distance learning fee in addition to regular semester credit hour fees.
UT Dallas also offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the semester credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. Payment plans for tuition and short-term loans are available. Please visit UT Dallas Bursar’s Office for more information.
We offer the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship program for new and returning students.This is our primary means of supporting our graduate students financially. This is a competitive scholarship program and the main criterion for new students joining the program is based on high GMAT or GRE score and GPA.
The scholarship provides you with $1,000 (one-time for the year) and in-state-tuition for the entire year. This means that international students will pay the same tuition as our Texas resident/US citizens. So, we encourage you to apply for the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.
In addition to scholarships, US citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.
Admissions and Transfers
- Is this a STEM degree program?
- What are your admission requirements?
- What is an acceptable GMAT score?
- What is an acceptable GRE score?
- What is the typical profile of students admitted into the program?
- I would like to transfer from a graduate program at another US university. What is the procedure?
- I would like transfer from another graduate program at UT Dallas. What is the procedure?
- I would like to complete a dual degree program at UT Dallas. What is the procedure?
- How can I get a scholarship/assistantship?
- How can I determine the tuition I will pay for the program?
Courses and Pre-requisites
- What are the courses a student will generally undertake in the program?
- You are expected to complete two courses each on program core areas: data management, quantitative methods and analytics. These courses do not have any additional pre-requisites.
- You are then expected to choose a specialization in an analytics domain/industry and undertake one course as an elective that typically helps you meet pre-requisite requirements for the domain/industry of your choice.
- You will then complete four additional courses in the area of specialization/track: Finance, Marketing, IT for Analytics, Decisions and Operations, Healthcare Management
- You will also complete a semester-long internship as part of the program. Alternatively, you can complete a semester-long practicum course that involves working on a real-world problem under the program director’s guidance.
- Do I have to choose a track?
- Are there any pre-requisites for the various tracks?
- All tracks require OPRE 6301 to be completed
- For the Financial Analytics track, you will also need to complete one of ACCT 6201, ACCT 6202, ACCT 6305
- For the Marketing track, you will also need to complete one of MKT 6301, MKT 6321
- For the IT for Analytics track, you will also need to complete MIS 6324
- There are no additional pre-requisites for the remaining tracks
- Do I have to complete an internship to graduate from the program?
MS in Business Analytics Student Profile for Fall 2014
Percentage or Number
|Students in Program||31|
|Gender||Female: 39%; Male: 61%|
|Avg. GMAT (Enrolled Students)||601|
|Country of Origin||India (42%), US (36%), China(13%), Taiwan (6%), Nigeria (3%)|