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Master of Science in Business Analytics

MS 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.


Ravishankar Narayan

Director, MS Business Analytics Program

Core Courses (24 semester credit hours)

  • 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

Business Analytics Tracks

Healthcare Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

Financial Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

IT For Analytics (12 semester credit hours)

Marketing 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.

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For a semester-wise breakdown of courses offered, please click on Courses by Semester

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 the residency requirements page 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.

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration (Local Students: US Citizens and Texas Residents)

Credit-Hours Per Semester Tuition Per Semester (Estimated) Program Total Tuition (Estimated) Program Length (Including Summer)
6 $4,238 $25,428 2 Years
9 $5,970 $23,880 1.5 Years
12 $7,029 $21,087 1 Year

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration (International Students)

Credit-Hours Per Semester Tuition Per Semester (Estimated) Program Total Tuition (Estimated) Program Length (Including Summer)
9 $10,803 $43,212 1.5 Years
12 $13,449 $40,347 1 Year


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.

MS in Business Analytics Student Profile for Fall 2014

Class Statistics Percentage or Number
Students in Program 31
Gender Female: 39%; Male: 61%
Average Age 29
Avg. GMAT (Enrolled Students) 601
Country of Origin India (42%), US (36%), China(13%), Taiwan (6%), Nigeria (3%)