UT Dallas 2014 Graduate Catalog

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Master of Science in Business Analytics

36 semester credit hours minimum

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS BSAN) 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.

Course Requirements

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 Marketing Analytics Using SAS


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 Numerical 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

MKT 6338 Enterprise Systems and CRM

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 Supply Chain Strategy

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

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