UT Dallas 2016 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 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 the business intelligence and analytics area. The program includes core courses and the analytics electives organized into different tracks such as decisions and operations analytics, financial analytics, healthcare analytics, IT for analytics, and marketing analytics.

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) 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

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 Intelligence Software and Techniques

BUAN 6337 Marketing Predictive Analytics Using SAS

BUAN 6390 Analytics Practicum

BUAN 6398 Prescriptive Analytics

OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business


Choose one course from 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

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

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

Financial Analytics Track

FIN 6306 Quantitative Methods in Finance

FIN 6352 Financial Modeling

FIN 6360 Options and Futures Markets

FIN 6382 Numerical and Statistical Methods in Finance

Healthcare Analytics Track

HMGT 6323 Healthcare Informatics

HMGT 6325 Healthcare Operations Management

HMGT 6327 Electronic Health Records Applications

HMGT 6334 Healthcare Analytics

IT For Analytics Track

BUAN 6335 Organizing for Business Analytics: A Systems Approach

BUAN 6345 High Performance Analytics

BUAN 6346 Big Data Analytics

MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing

MIS 6334 Advanced Business Intelligence with SAS

MIS 6344 Web Analytics

MIS 6373 Social Media and Business

MIS 6380 Data Visualization

Marketing Analytics Track

MKT 6309 Marketing Research

MKT 6323 Database Marketing

MKT 6338 Enterprise Systems and CRM or MKT 6340 Marketing Projects Lab*

MKT 6362 Marketing Models

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

* Program Director approval required.

Updated: 2016-06-17 08:25:09