Master of Science in Business Analytics
The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS BA) is a 36 semester credit hours 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 the business intelligence and analytics area. The program includes core courses and analytics electives organized into different tracks.
- The core courses covers statistics and econometrics, predictive modeling, decision and optimization (prescriptive) modeling, and data management.
- The analytics elective courses provide students with an opportunity to obtain in-depth analytics knowledge in a specific domain/industry.
- The Financial Engineer recently ranked this program No. 14 among similar programs in the U.S.
The tracks that students can choose include Marketing Analytics, Decision and Operations Analytics, Financial Analytics, Healthcare Analytics and IT for Analytics.
To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).
For more details, please attend our online information session held on the first Tuesday of every month at Noon. On-campus information session dates can be found in our event calendar.
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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.
Core Courses (24 semester credit hours)
- BUAN 6312 Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis (or) ECON 6306 Applied Econometrics
- BUAN 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
- BUAN 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
- BUAN 6320 Database Foundations
- BUAN 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques
- BUAN 6390 Analytics Practicum
- BUAN 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
Business Analytics Tracks
Healthcare Analytics (12 semester credit hours)
IT For Analytics (12 semester credit hours)
Decisions and Operations Analytics (12 semester credit hours)
Other Analytics-related courses can be approved on a case-by-case basis.
For a semester-wise breakdown of courses offered, please click on Courses by Semester
MS in Business Analytics Student Profile for Fall 2014
|Class Statistics||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%)|
The Business Analytics program’s is working with local companies to develop internship programs for students, many of which can then convert into full-time jobs. The Information Systems area and the Career Management Center in the Naveen Jindal School of Management guide our efforts in this regard.
The Business Analytics program will complete its first year in Summer 2015 and there is growing interest amongst employers interested in hiring our upcoming graduates. In the Information Systems area, companies that have recruited our students with specialization in the BI tracks include:
- ZK Technology
- Utegration, Inc
- State Farm Bank
- South West Airlines
- Searchforce Inc.
- SAP Labs, LLC
- Real Page,Inc
- RayVEN IT Solutions
- Rack Space
- Ocwen Financial Corporation
- Monsanto Company
- MedeAnalytics Inc
- Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supplies Inc
- Lennox International
- Jascos Inc
- Fannie Mae
- Electronic Arts
- Dunn Solutions Group
- Capital One
- Advence Med
Positions for which our students were hired included
- Data Scientist
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Data Engineer
- Big Data Engineer
- Credit Card Risk Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
- BI Consultant
- Senior Data Analyst
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.
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We encourage all of our students to make internships a part of their educational experience. We like to engage our industry partners each semester by sending them an electronic resume book of our MS-BA students seeking an internship. The submission deadlines for resumes are the last day of September, February, and June for each respective semester. Submit your resume using the links below: