Master’s in Business Analytics Degree Options

UT Dallas information systems graduates, including master's in business analytics majors

Master’s in Business Analytics Degree Options

Learn the latest technologies, including Hadoop, Spark, R, Python and SAS, and translate big data into recommendations for profitable actions.

Which Business Analytics format would you like to learn about?

No matter what you want from this program, the Jindal School has the plan, the tools and the options to make it happen for you.

master's degree icon MS Business Analytics Flex

Choose from 9 different tracks including Data Science, Data Engineering and more. Scholarship recipients and TA/RAs would be eligible for in-state tuition, which amounts to 50% of the tuition.

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Choose from 2 tracks – Data Science or Accounting Analytics. Scholarships worth $5,000 available for deserving candidates. No In-state tuition benefits available.

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Online Cohort

Focused on Data Science. Classes available 100% online. Scholarships worth $15,000 available for deserving candidates.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS BUAN) program is a 36 semester-credit-hour STEM-designated (science, technology, engineering and math) degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This highly ranked program provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue careers involving a wide variety of data science, data engineering and data analytics roles within a number of business domains. The MS BUAN students learn marketable skills that today’s employers are seeking.

The degree program consists of a set of core courses and a set of electives organized into tracks. In addition to teaching the core analytics concepts covering descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics, courses cover tools like SAS, R, Python, Hadoop, Stata and Tableau. The school offers three degree options for students:

Employers need skilled individuals who can translate big data into recommendations for profitable actions. A study conducted by Gallup reports that by 2021, 69% of employers expect job candidates to have data science and analytics skills, but that colleges report that there are far fewer graduates having these skills. Another study by McKinsey Global Institute predicted a workforce gap of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to decipher and translate data patterns for decision-making. These shortages mean more and more opportunities for graduates who are capable of managing and analyzing data and dealing with its volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value.

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Placement Rates

  • 92% of all our graduates (domestic and international) placed within 90 days of graduation in 2019.
  • The average compensation package was in excess of $100,000 USD.
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MS in Business Analytics Flex

The flex program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace.

The Flex format also allows students the flexibility to choose courses and gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in several specializations in business analytics. What sets the Jindal School’s Master’s in Business Analytics Flex program apart is the flexibility to select elective courses from the following tracks:

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Cybersecurity Analytics
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Decisions and Operations Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media Analytics

The flex program allows students the flexibility to complete the program at their own pace and tailor their degree in preparation for specific career goals. The core courses are designed to provide a foundation of tools and techniques to be used in the analytics domain, while electives allow for the business application of the core techniques in accounting, cybersecurity, finance, healthcare, information technology, marketing, social media and operations.

The purpose of the program is to equip students with the technical tools and professional communication skills needed to practice in business analytics. Multiple elective tracks are offered in the flex program. Students who wish to create their own mix of electives by choosing courses from the nine tracks offered in the flex program are encouraged to apply to the flex program.

MS in Business Analytics Flex

Student Testimonials

Anil Bulusu

Anil Bulusu, MS’20

Business Analyst, Dekra North America

The MS program in Business Analytics at The University of Texas at Dallas was designed to offer students the right mix of tools and technologies required. 
jaspreet kaur

Jaspreet Kaur Bhamra, MS’18

Data Scientist, Ericsson Inc.

The course is perfectly designed for anyone and everyone who have a passion to find insights and analyze data using latest technologies. 
vatsal ajmera

Vatsal Ajmera, MS’18

Data Scientist, Trinity Industries

The excellent course structure of the program with the highly-experienced faculty guided me to the professional world . 
abhinav tomer

Abhinav Tomer, MS’18

Data Engineer, Autodesk Inc.

Business Analytics program at UTD is perfect for someone who wants to go into the field of Analytics.  
vibhore agarwal

Vibhore Agarwal, MS’18

Coverage Analyst, T-Mobile

Business Analytics at UT Dallas is a perfect blend of Marketing, Operation Research, Statistics and Econometrics.  
vaidik natani

Vaidik Natani, MS’18

Data Scientist Insights, Hallmark Cards

The MS BA course here at UT Dallas has a perfect curriculum for all the budding data scientist who wants to learn more about Statistics, Machine Learning… 
shravya shanmukh

Shravya Shanmukh, MS’18

Sr. Analyst-Data Engineering, Weber Shandwick

I took up Masters in Business Analytics to develop my technical skills and learn the art of telling stories leveraging data.  
mounika akumalla

Mounika Akumalla, MS’18

BSA Senior Consultant – Data Science, NTT Data

I joined the program for its strong & diverse curriculum but soon realized that the biggest strength of the program is the exposure and growth.  
swati singh

Swati Singh, MS’18

Business Planning Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The program is ideal for those who want to progress in analytics domain while engaging with growing volume, variety and velocity of data.  
Rahul Sethi

Rahul Sethi, MS’19

Product Manager, Information Services, Ericsson, Inc.

Prior to the program, I had disparate knowledge of different analytics techniques, methodologies and models. 
Zeeshaan Ramani

Zeeshaan Ramani, MS’20

Strategy Analyst, Ally

As a Strategy Analyst at Ally, I am able to use the soft skills and hard skills acquired from this degree, along with the business and technical knowledge . 
Sumeet Kumar

Sumeet Kumar, MS’20

Business Analyst, ASML

Business Analytics program at UTD is definitely one of the best in the nation. The program always strives to address the changing needs in the industry. 
Iekansh Sharma

Iekansh Sharma, MS’20

Business Analyst, Datto, Inc

Pursuing MS in Business Analytics at UT Dallas has been a great rewarding experience. 
vivek patil

Vivek Patil, MS’18

Senior Analytics in Advisory, Ernst & Young (EY)

After joining UTD in Fall 2016, I have persistently seen changes in the program structure and courses offered, which made it more challenging. 
Akash Gupta

Akash Gupta, MS’20

Data Analyst, Scalable Press

When I applied to UTD, I was a budding undergraduate after completing my Computer Science degree fascinated by the field of data and analytics. 
abhishek mishra

Abhishek Mishra, MS’18

Senior Specialist Data Scientist, AT&T Services

I joined UT Dallas in Fall 2016 and at that time I already had a couple of years of experience in the data analytics.  
archit satra

Archit Kiran Satra, MS’18

Digital Analyst II – Digital Analytics & Insights ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The Business Analytics program taught me how to place emphasis on the practical application of analytics to real-world business problems and decision making. 
Pankit Arora

Pankit Arora, MS’19

Sr. Risk Modeling Analyst, Mr. Cooper

The technical, analytical, and business skills I’ve gained from the program are used every day at my current role as a Sr. Risk Modeling Analyst. 
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MS in Business Analytics Cohort

The MS in Business Analytics Cohort program engages students focused on data science or accounting analytics.

The Data Science Track in the cohort program is designed to prepare students for what Glassdoor in 2019, for the fourth year in a row, called the No. 1 best job in America.

The Accounting Analytics Track in the cohort program is designed for students from various educational backgrounds, primarily accounting. Students in the Accounting Analytics Cohort have the option of completing an additional degree – the MS in Accounting. A limited set of electives focused on the student’s selected track are offered in the cohort programs

The Accounting Analytics Track is offered in a face-to-face cohort program on campus, while the Data Science Track may be completed in either a face-to-face cohort program on campus or in an online cohort program. Special tuition, fees and admissions requirements apply, and the program is supported entirely by participant tuition/fees. Admission to the program occurs in fall, spring and summer semesters.

These cohort options are uniquely positioned to address the skill demands of industry for these highly sought-after data science and analytical accounting jobs.

MS in Business Analytics Cohort
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MS in Business Analytics Cohort Online

The MS in Business Analytics Cohort Online program engages students anywhere focusing on data science. In this program, the Data Science Track is offered in an online format.

The data science emphasis in the cohort online program is designed to prepare students for what Glassdoor in 2019, for the fourth year in a row, called the No. 1 best job in America. This format focuses on data science and is ideal for working adults, those looking for a career pivot into the expanding business analytics job market, or for those whose personal situations make coming to our campus in the heart of the DFW Metroplex challenging. Electives focused on data science and data engineering are offered in the cohort program. This program delivers our highly ranked, proven MS in Business Analytics program in a 100% online format. Our rigorous data science curriculum and world-class faculty prepare students to master essential skills in data science to meet the growing needs of businesses for this expertise.

MS in Business Analytics Cohort Online
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Double Degree Programs

Some students prepare for their career goals by completing both the Master’s in Business Analytics and another graduate degree, such as our highly ranked MBA program or another Master’s program, such as Master’s in Accounting, Master’s in Supply Chain Management or Master’s in Healthcare Leadership and Management.

Business Analytics Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as a:

  • data scientist
  • data engineer
  • data analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • business intelligence engineer
  • business intelligence consultant
  • big data engineer
  • risk analyst
  • fraud analyst
  • pricing analyst
  • strategic business analyst, and
  • marketing analyst.

For More Information

Online Program

msbuanonline@utdallas.edu

General Queries

msbuan@utdallas.edu
Bill Hefley

Bill Hefley, PhD

Director, Master’s in Business Analytics Cohort

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Gaurav Shekhar

Gaurav Shekhar

Director, Master’s in Business Analytics Flex and Online

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Which Business Analytics format would you like to learn about?

No matter what you want from this program, the Jindal School has the plan, the tools and the options to make it happen for you.

master's degree icon MS Business Analytics Flex

Choose from 9 different tracks including Data Science, Data Engineering and more. Scholarship recipients and TA/RAs would be eligible for in-state tuition, which amounts to 50% of the tuition.

cohort of students icon MS Business Analytics Cohort

Choose from 2 tracks – Data Science or Accounting Analytics. Scholarships worth $5,000 available for deserving candidates. No In-state tuition benefits available.

laptop tablet phone online icon MS Business Analytics
Online Cohort

Focused on Data Science. Classes available 100% online. Scholarships worth $15,000 available for deserving candidates.

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