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Master of Science in Business Analytics


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The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS BUAN) is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program (18-24 months) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management that provides students with a broad foundation in Business Analytics and Data Science. The program prepares students for jobs in Data Science, Big Data, and Analytics. The core courses are designed to provide the foundation of tools and techniques to be used in the analytics domain whereas the electives allow for business application of the core techniques in Finance, Marketing, Healthcare, IT, and Operations.

The feature that sets the Business Analytics program apart is the flexibility to select elective courses in the following areas:

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Decisions and Operations Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Financial Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • I.T. Analytics
  • MS in Business Analytics at UT Dallas To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate degrees is required (all majors are considered).

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    • Degree Plan
    • Student Profiles and Employment
    • Student Achievements
    • Student Involvement
    • Student Leaders

    The MS in Business Analytics prepares students for Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence careers. We have kept our degree plan abreast with the latest trends in Data Science by including courses in R, Python, Big Data, and Machine Learning. Our strong industry relationships, academic partnerships, and student’s accomplishments in Analytics competitions are the highlights of the program.

    We are committed to our students personal and professional growth. The program management and the Business Analytics Leadership council plays an active role in arranging events that help our students grow technically, personally, and professionally. Please visit our Student Involvement page for additional information.

    Please take a few moments to explore our website and learn what Business Analytics @ UT Dallas has to offer.

     
    Kashif Saeed Director, MS Business Analytics Program

    Core Courses (24 semester credit hours)

    • BUAN 6312 Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis (or) ECON 6306 Applied Econometrics
    • BUAN 6320 Database Foundations (or) MIS 6326 Data Management
    • BUAN 6324 Business Analytics with SAS (or) BUAN 6356 Business Analytics with R
    • BUAN 6337 Marketing Predictive Analytics using SAS
    • BUAN 6390 Analytics Practicum (can be replaced with 3 credits of internship)
    • BUAN 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
    • OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business

    and one of the following Track-Specific courses

    Elective Courses: 12 semester credit hours

    Students may choose four courses from one or more tracks in the following areas to obtain in-depth analytics knowledge.

    Healthcare Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

    Financial Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

    • FIN 6306 Quantitative Methods in Finance
    • FIN 6352 Financial Modeling
    • FIN 6360 Options and Futures Markets
    • FIN 6368 Financial Information and Analysis
    • FIN 6382 Numerical and Statistical Methods in Finance

    IT For Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

    Marketing Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

    • MKT 6309 Marketing Research
    • MKT 6323 Database Marketing
    • MKT 6338 ERP and CRM Or MKT 6340 Marketing Projects (requires Program Director approval)
    • MKT 6342 Marketing Customer Insights Development (can be taken concurrently with MKT 6301)
    • MKT 6343 Social Media Marketing and Insights (will be available in Fall 17)
    • MKT 6352 Marketing Web Analytics and Insights (will be available in Fall 17)

    Decisions and Operations Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

    Data Science Track

    • BUAN 6356 Business Analytics using R
    • BUAN 6346 Big Data Analytics (Spring 17)
    • BUAN 6340 Programming for Data Science
    • BUAN 6341 Machine Learning
    • BUAN 6357 Advanced Business Analytics using R

    Other Analytics-related courses can be approved on a case-by-case basis.

    Download the MS in Business Analytics Degree Plan

    MS in Business Analytics Student Profile as of Fall 2016

    Class Statistics Percentage or Number
    Students in Program 464
    Gender Male: 280 (60%) | Female: 184 (40%)
    Average Age 26
    Avg. GMAT (Enrolled Students) 607
    Country of Origin India 57% | China 21% | US 15% | Other 7%

    The Business Analytics program is working with companies to develop internship programs for students, many of which can then convert into full-time jobs.

    • AIG
    • Amazon LLC
    • American Airlines
    • AmerisourceBergen
    • Auxtria
    • Bank of America
    • Beyond the Horizon
    • Brierley Partners
    • Capital One
    • Citigroup Dallas
    • Crowe Horwath LLP
    • Dell
    • Deloitte
    • DrFirst
    • Ericsson
    • Formosa Foods
    • Genpact LLC
    • Hilton Worldwide
    • HP
    • Infinity Health Group
    • LatentView Analytics
    • Lennox International
    • MarketScale
    • Maxzone Auto Part
    • Microland Electronics
    • Millennium Software Inc.
    • Omnitracs
    • ON Semiconductors
    • Paypal
    • Rang Technologies
    • Santander Consumer USA
    • Southwest Airlines
    • Targetbase
    • Think Finance
    • Utegration
    • UTSW Medical Center
    • Venture Capital Properties

    Positions for which our students were hired included

    • Data Scientist
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Data Engineer
    • Senior Data Analyst
    • Big Data Engineer
    • BI Consultant
    • Risk Analyst
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Pricing Analyst
    • Purchasing Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Engagement Manager

    Note to international students: International students are eligible to work on a curricular internship for a maximum of 12 months while they remain students. Since MS-BA is an approved degree under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, graduating students are eligible to work for up to 29 months under the Optional Practical Training program. Please contact the Office of International Student Services for details about these programs.

    MS Business Analytics Full-Time Placement Statistics: Spring 2016, Fall 2015
    MS Business Analytics Internship Placement Statistics: 2015-2016

    Adobe Analytics Challenge

    For over 10 years, this competition has been a unique analytics-focused business case competition where university students are given the opportunity to use Adobe’s industry-leading analytics products and access to real-world data from leading organizations such as Starwood, Lenovo, Condé Nast, Comcast, Overstock.com, and Backcountry.com.

    300+ teams from top 50 Business Schools participate in the Abode Analytics Competition. University of Texas at Dallas Business Analytics students have been participating in this competition for 2 years now and they have made it to the Semi Finals two times in a row.

    Semi-finalist, 2016 – Yashwant Vadlamani, Mounika Akumalla, and Dhanalakshmi Vellaichamy

    Adobe Analytics 2016

    Semi-finalist, 2016 – Monika Soni, Janelle Manuel (MBA/MSBA), and Sahiba Miglani (Marketing)

    Monika Soni

    Monica Soni

    janelle manuel

    Janelle Manuel

    Semi-finalist, 2015 – Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil and Narendhar Vatikutti

    Vijayan Nagarajan

    Vijayan Nagarajan

    Subin Kuriyil

    Subin Kuriyil

    Narendhar Vatikutti

    Narendhar Vatikutti

    Copart DataThon 2016

    October 2016 started off with students from UTD’s Master’s in Business Analytics (MSBA) taking part in the Copart DataThon competition. Copart sells more than one million vehicles each year with almost 50,000 available for bidding every day. With customers all over the world, Copart made available tons of data for students to slice and dice and identify interesting patterns, giving the students a chance for hands-on experience on real industry data.

    With more than 40 teams competed for top three slots. 6 teams were shortlisted for the final round and were invited to Copart’s Dallas office to present before a panel of judges that included senior leaders, VPs, and Directors, and analytics managers of Copart.

    1st Place – Shruti Jain, Mohit Mundra, Akshay Kher, Elsa Jose

    Business Analytics Copart winners 1st place

    2nd Place – Advait Vaidya, Tina Sharma, Sonam Jain, Aniket Sanghvi

    Business Analytics Copart winners 2nd place

    3rd Place – Hao Jiang, Keerthana Ashok Kumar, Vishvajeet Rathore

    Business Analytics Copart winners 3rd place

    Business Idea Competition 2015

    From Indian food trucks to automated parking systems, UT Dallas students shared new business ideas that they hope will meet consumer needs, attract financial backers, and launch them into a successful career.

    Nearly 300 students participated in the 2015 Business Idea Competition, which was organized by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The annual competition gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas while competing for $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

    Semi-finalist – Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil, Narendhar Vatikutti

    Vijayan Nagarajan

    Vijayan Nagarajan

    Subin Kuriyil

    Subin Kuriyil

    Narendhar Vatikutti

    Narendhar Vatikutti

    IAS Analytics Challenge Competition

    Intelligence and Analytics Society is a University of Texas Dallas organization working under the leadership of Dr. Ravi Shankar. IAS held their poster Analytics competition in Spring 2016 and several ITM and Business Analytics teams participated in it. Business Analytics teams won the First and Second prizes in the poster competition.

    1st Place, IAS Analytics Competition 2016

    Business Analytics poster contest winners 2nd place

    Viral Shah, Tanu Kalra, Shantanoo Bhandge, Mohit Purswani, Jania Kesarwani

    2nd Place, IAS Analytics Competition 2016

    Business Analytics IBM Watson analytics contest winners 2nd place

    Eswar Sai Santosh Bandaru, Chaitanya Krishna Reddy Charabuddi, Harshavardhan Vardhappagari Reddy, Pingali Venkata Praveen, Lavakumar Bada Reddy

    IBM Watson Competition / Operations Management Poster Competition

    The IBM Watson Competition is an AI and cognitive computing competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. The solutions contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

    2nd Place, IBM Watson Competition

    Business Analytics IBM Watson analytics contest winners 2nd place

    Mohit Mundra, Akshay Kher, Saumya Sethi

    2nd Place, Poster Competition 2015

    Business Analytics poster contest winners 2nd place

    Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil, Narendhar Vatikutti, Shikhar Tanwar, Hemanth Gonela

    Rang Technologies Data Science Challenge

    Rang technologies, a company focused on Data Science and Analytics solutions, offered a data mining competition in which 86 universities and 278 teams participated. This Kaggle style competition was held in April 2016.

    3rd Place, Rang Technologies Data Science Challenge 2016

    Udayachandar Kadiyala

    Udayachandar Kadiyala

    Challenges and Case Studies

    Leadership Council Events – Fall 2016

    • 8A Side Cricket Tourney
    • Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning
    • Internship Panel Discussion
    • Principles of Effective Communication
    • Interview Etiquette

    Social Events

    Masters of Science in Business Analytics Social Events, Jindal School, UT Dallas

    FUN Event with the Director – Fall 2016

    FUN Event with the Director – Fall 2016

    Mentor-Mentee Mixer – Fall 2016

    Mentor-Mentee Mixer – Fall 2016

    FUN Event with the Director – Summer 2016

    FUN Event with the Director – Summer 2016

    FUN Event with the Director – Summer 2016

    FUN Event with the Director – Summer 2016

    Business Analytics Fall 2016 Cricket Tournament

    Leadership Council

    shravya_shanmukh

    Shravya Shanmukh

    With 5 years of experience in Information Technology & Services, I have worked across multiple business units in different capacities. I started my career as a Business Analyst and went on to be a Client Services Manager in London, United Kingdom. In this role, I solely managed some key European customers. Working with multiple business stakeholders in different project areas enabled me to develop sound business acumen, learn the art of people management, inculcate a sense of accountability and lead a team towards an identified goal. Skills like negotiating techniques, crafting commercial models, optimizing project costs and selling business models and solutions are some of my strengths.

    The power of driving business strategies with the help of insights generated from an amalgamation of technology and data has always intrigued me. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Business Analytics to develop strong technical and analytical skills. These skills along with my managerial experience will help me emerge as a specialist in designing, articulating and providing key business solutions by leveraging data as a strategic asset. On a personal front, I am a travel enthusiast and a social media buff. I love meeting new people and learning from a varied mix of tradition, value, expertise and experience that they bring.

    zhifei zhai

    Zhifei Zhai

    Hello all, my name is Zhifei Zhai, and I go by Janet. It’s a great honor to be a member of BA Leadership Council. I started my MS Business Analytics program at UTD in fall 2016. Prior to this, I finished my Bachelor’s degree in German at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Master’s degree in Accounting at Boston College. My work experience in various industries – manufacturing, public accounting, consulting, and research institute made me aware of the significance of data analysis in decision making. Therefore, I decided to pursue my second Master degree in Business Analytics. At UTD, there are industry-specific tracks from which graduates can choose based on their background and interest, and a handful of opportunities for students to connect with professionals and land dream internship and full-time employment. I am more than happy to contribute to a higher level of BA program by using my skills to promote our program while providing events that will benefit my peers.

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    Tina Sharma

    I am Tina Sharma and I started my Masters in Business Analytics in Fall 2016. Before this, I was working as a product manager in a leading software product company. As part of my job, I was required to make critical product and market decisions. I led the product life cycle right from the conceptualization through design, development and product launch for 3+ products. Having worked for 5 years, I gained functional and business expertise and wanted to enhance my technical skills in the field of analytics.

    The main reason for Business Analytics program at UT Dallas being my preferred choice is that this program is a perfect blend of business and technical courses. Additionally, the elective courses offered in this program gives the students a good variety of industry specific tracks to choose from.

    The university has many activities for students to engage in and get an enriching exposure. There are networking events, volunteering, competitions and organizations that give students the opportunity to succeed and enhance their skills.

    Apart from my academics, I have a keen interest in volleyball and swimming. The UTD recreational sports facilities gives me the opportunity to pursue my interests in these sports. I am glad to be a part of the Business Analytics leadership council at University of Texas at Dallas and am happy to help the current and prospective students if they have any questions.

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    Viral Shah

    Hi, I am Viral Shah from Mumbai, India. After completing my undergrad in Computer Engineering, I gained work experience for 2 years as a Software Developer in the IT industry and 5 years as a Data Analyst in the manufacturing industry. The journey of pursuing Engineering in India to UT Dallas has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. But every ride has only groomed my personality and honed my skills.

    I have always kept myself abreast with the latest accomplishments in the technological circuit. I am on that overdrive where I believe my success lies in enriching my knowledge with every passing day. This is what motivated me to join MS in Business Analytics program in Fall 2015. It has been an enriching experience so far here at UT Dallas. The core courses which are heart of BA program lay a solid foundation of Analytics. On the other hand, the 5 different tracks and their specific courses have enabled me to explore my areas of interest and made the course experience very personal. The degree is a perfect blend of technical, analytical and business management aspects. It provides good insight into current research and that combined with practical knowledge has helped me sharpen my skills with exposure to latest tools and technology used in the industry today. The ever-supportive and resourceful faculty, with their leadership and guidance, has only taken me closer to my academic goal. With my intensive experience on data analysis in business domain, this program has given me a perfect platform to gain knowledge and enhance my skills in the analytics domain.

    I am currently working as Graduate Teaching Assistant in JSOM, delivering lectures and assisting professors with the coursework. I am glad to have this wonderful opportunity to serve as member on the BA Leadership Council for I believe that success lies not in beholding but in giving back to the community. With this role, I wish to help current and prospective students in the BA program in every possible way I can.

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    Pratik Dengle

    I am Pratik Dengle from Mumbai, India. I am a pursuing a dual degree program MS-MBA in Business Analytics at UTD. My educational background has been in the field of Commerce and Business Management achieving a Bachelors as well as a Master’s Degree.

    After working for about two years in the Business Development domain, I felt an urge to augment my knowledge base by learning the application of Analytics in the field of marketing. It was my inquisitiveness to explore new domain knowledge in Business and experience the work culture in a foreign land, which brought me to the United States.

    The MS-BA Program at UTD aptly covers the Analytical, Technical and Business aspects of modern day business operations. The program flaunts a flexible approach as it offers a plethora of electives to choose from, which makes it a well-balanced and versatile program.

    My experience till date at UTD as a MS BA student and as a future professional has been extremely valuable. The professors here are a perfect blend of academic and professional excellence. This program also gave me an opportunity to interact with students from varied cultures.

    Apart from my academics, I have been a professional cricketer for over 10 years and represented team Bahrain at an international level, team Mumbai and team Maharashtra at National level in India. I am also glad to have represented the UTD cricket team in the Inter University Amercian College Cricket League, and was subsequently selected for the ACC USA XI.

    Having served as a Student Ambassador for over a semester, I am glad to be now inducted in the BA Leadership Council. I look forward to continue working towards the growth and betterment of the program.

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    Vivek Vilas Patil

    I am Vivek Patil, a Master’s student in Business Analytics at UTD, enrolled in Fall 2016. I have done my Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science and MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai, India. I have worked extensively in the fields of IT and Finance and have about 3 years’ worth experience working for various clients in many different domains. I realized that, to make wise decisions with respect to Finance and to solve real time problems efficiently in business, I would require great data analysis skills and knowledge of statistical tools. This motivated me to choose the Business Analytics program at UTD. I am learning the critical courses in depth under leadership of the best professors and a dedicated program director of Analytics course. The course structure is flexible and the curriculum design covers 3 major fields – technical, statistics and business. I feel very fortunate to have such phenomenal director and faculty members who add valuable insights in the field of Analytics with their extraordinary industry background, superior knowledge base and vast experience. The program provides exposure in the fields of big data, data mining, machine learning and statistical modeling and gives opportunities to get hands-on experience in analytical tools through a number of events and workshops. I strongly recommend this top-notch program to all those who are planning to explore the Data Analytics world and would like to have a cutting-edge in the real business world.

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    Rose Zihan Zhang

    I’m from Beijing, China. I got my MBA in Hong Kong, including a visit to UT Austin as an exchange student. For the past few years I’ve been working for multinational banks in Hong Kong, where I communicated daily in three different languages.

    Hong Kong’s working style is demanding, and it taught me to use professionalism, a sense of responsibility and team spirit when dealing with diverse groups of people from all over the world.

    I travel extensively, developing connections wherever I go, and always embracing new perspectives in my desire to be a world citizen. Both my personal and professional experiences have helped shape my inquisitive and humorous personality.

    I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve as a Business Analytics Leadership Council member. I believe I can add value to our program by further strengthening networks with industries, increasing interactions with other organizations on campus, and hopefully helping everyone to meet career expectations better.

    To quote Jeff Weiner, together let us ‘dream big, get things done, and know how to have fun’!

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    Shiva Abhishek Akella

    Namaskar! Im Shiva Abhishek from Navi Mumbai India, I earned my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technogloy. I did a brief stint of teaching mathematics for high school students preparing for competitive exams, I furthered my career by working for Oil & Gas industry(Reliance) by using analytics to solve production scenario cost problems, this role further matured ,when I was made responsible to lead a team of 5 as Business Analyst at Reliance Jio one of Indias largest telecom players where I was responsible for web analytics and market entry strategies and customer segmentation. I’m so excited to start my next leg of my journey pursuing MS in Business Analytics at UTD, I hope to be a part of the growth story of the analytics program at JSOM contributing in any and every way possible.

    I love meeting people, discussing startups and disruptive technology, I spend my leisure time in quiet contemplation on the fine tuning of the universe, learning music, discussing physics and metaphysics or just tripping on Pink Floyd.

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    Manjari Raj

    Hi, I am Manjari and I started my MS in Business Analytics in fall 2015. I worked as an analyst with an insurance firm prior to my Masters. My journey as an analyst began the very moment when data started making sense to me. I gathered – the more you dig the data the more information it reveals. My interest in decoding the data further encouraged me to enhance my skill set by undergoing a rigorous, in-depth and robust training.

    My eagerness to learn propelled me to enroll in Business Analytics program at UT Dallas. I chose UTD after enough brainstorming and weighing what UTD had to offer, particularly flexibility with specialization selection, correct blend of business and computational analysis techniques and eminent professors. Since the first moment I came to UTD I was met with nothing but energy, opportunity and enthusiasm. My experience with UTD has been extremely positive and I am proud to say that I made the right decision choosing UTD. The Business Analytics Master’s program at UTD has validated my interest in data and provided me with the requisite credentials to advance in the field.

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    Sandeep Eyyuni

    BI Expert, Software Engineer, Predictive Analyst, Data Scientist and a skilled communicator. Enthusiastic about positively exploiting the data and extracting value from it, clean coding practices, and teaching and mentoring.

    Some days I used to play the role of a BI Environment Manager, some days a Business Analyst, some days a tech lead and most of the other days I used to code. Right now, I do statistics, some days I shout at my Mac for its inability to run SAS, some days I build machine learning modules, and wrestle with most of the Big Data technologies.

    I am currently a graduate student, with majors in Business Analytics at The University of Texas at Dallas and a concentration in Predictive Analytics and Statistical Modelling, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics.

    All through my career I worked in diverse teams in terms of culture and primarily in terms of technology. My primary job was to analyse the risks and securities of real world business problems and provide an out-of-the-box solution using technology.

    My academic and work experiences act as an evidence of my programming, analytic and business skills and in most of the projects I was involved in various stages of development, deployment, production support and most importantly, interacting with the business.

    Student Ambassadors

    Anjali Singh

    Anjali Singh

    Kota, India – Class of 2017
    Track: IT and Marketing

    “Hi, I am Anjali and I started my Masters in Business Analytics in fall 2015. I have 3.5 years of work experience in IT and Healthcare prior to my Masters. My goal for Masters was to gain expertise in analytics as well as knowledge of its applications in different domains. After 2 semesters of the course, I can say that MSBA program at UTD is helping me achieve these goals. This unique program provides flexibility to choose from different functional tracks, which gives us an opportunity to select from multiple disciplines post our graduation. Business Analytics program at UTD has world-class faculty and the students are encouraged to learn concepts through the hands-on approach which makes them industry ready. For instance, I got an opportunity to work on real time data for a gaming company and I was also fortunate enough to represent UTD at a national level Data Dive competition organized by a Fortune 500 company. Similarly throughout the program, we were introduced to various networking events, sessions, and competitions which helped most of us to land our dream internships. This course has been a great fit for me and has helped me accomplish many academic milestones in a short span of time and it will be great for anyone who has a keen interest in analytics and business.

    “As a peer, I will be happy to help you with any questions about the program, internships, job opportunities and anything which would make your stay in Dallas pleasant.”

    Quan Cao

    Quan Cao

    Huzhou, China – Class of 2017
    Track: Operations

    “My undergraduate degree was in Marketing, which equips me with consolidated Marketing knowledge of product, promotion, place and price in the marketing practice. After doing a lot marketing research projects and marketing plans, I was enlightened by the importance of analyzing data to understand customers’ underlying behavior. By doing this, I can get insight into the market as well as optimize the procedure of business. Then, I switched into the Business Analytics program at UT Dallas. I have learned so much in this program, including insights towards multiple data analysis techniques and hands-on experience with up-to-date analysis tools. This program not only provides you with solid fundamentals in analytics but also offers you an opportunity to achieve your career dreams! “

    Tanu Kalra

    Tanu Kalra

    New Delhi, India – Class of 2017
    Track: IT and Marketing

    “With almost 5 years of work experience in IT industries, I had gained both functional and technical expertise and wanted to expand my skill set to harness the knowledge hidden within the exponentially growing data to solve practical business problems.

    “What I find to be most engaging about the Business Analytics program is its relevant, yet versatile, curriculum structure. This program is a blend of statistics, simulation, operations research, real business-based experiential projects and business skills, which shall help me grow as a leader with a clear vision and with ability to anticipate and embrace the changes; build on competencies and strengths while filling gaps in capabilities; be flexible and diversify risks. I strongly recommend the program to students to prepare for career opportunities in the growing analytics industry through a multidisciplinary, practical approach.

    “Additionally, I will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have regarding the course, university and job opportunities.”

    Yixin Gong

    Yixin Gong

    Huainan, China – Class of 2017
    Track: Finance

    “I started to pursue my graduate degree here in The University of Texas at Dallas from fall 2015 and I am also an active member of the CEO global at UTD Chapter. The age of Big Data is coming! As it is trending up within the real business world that combining statistical tools as well as quantitative methods for solving problems in Finance has already become a crucial skill that is deeply in demand by corporations. With a previous major in Finance and prior working experience in the banking system, I strongly recommend this program to individuals who has experience in IT related fields or interested about data science. The Finance track in Business Analytics program provides you the opportunity to explore the quantitative side of Finance together with data solutions and management.

    “This program allows the flexibility to help preparing graduates to apply themselves in various industries with different industry-specific tracks. And it would also exposed you to efficient analytic tools and techniques being frequently used by business professionals in real world while also offering plenty of networking opportunities with industry leaders and recruiters. I will be glad to answer any questions you may have concerning the Finance track or this program in general.”

    Rashad Sadigov

    Rashad Sadigov

    Baku, Azerbaijan – Class of 2017
    Track: Finance

    “I am Rashad Sadigov, Baku, Azerbaijan. I started my journey at University of Texas in August, 2015. Prior to that I worked in various finance positions. I also hold MBA in Finance degree from Kennesaw State University.

    “One of the main reasons of coming to UTD was to develop my financial knowledge by adding Business Analytics component into it. Thus, I chose Masters in Business Analytics with Finance track.

    “The program enabled me to look at the financial data not only through finance point of view, also through data analytics point of view. It gave me the knowledge how to analyze non-quantitative data and interpret it to users of the information. Based on my experience I advise all finance field people to take this course and increase their market value by adding one more component to their knowledge. UTD is a great place where one can get the knowledge which I was talking about. Thus, based on what I have mentioned I can answer your questions or share my experience in much more detail.”