M.B.A. In Business Analytics (STEM)

The Master of Business Administration with a major in Business Analytics is a STEM program designed to provide an extensive base of knowledge for data based decision making. This STEM approved program is intended for those students who desire to get into management roles where data based decision making in required.

  • STEM Approved – allows for up to 12-month CPT and 36-month OPT
  • Flexible Duration – allows you to finish in 12-24 months
  • 36 Credit hours – 18 credit hour Business Core + 12 credit hour Analytics Core + 6 credit hour Analytics Electives
  • Format – online or in-person
  • Economical – Total Tuition approximation: In-State: $19,628, Out-of-State: $37,488
    (based on 9 credit hours/semester)
THECB Marketable Skills
  • Effective business collaboration
  • Organizational improvement with quantitative methods
  • Creation of business models/simulations
  • Creation/usage of complex data structures
  • Analytical estimate and forecast facilitation

For a complete list of THECB Marketable skills, visit https://vpaa.unt.edu/thecb/cob/itds.

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  • ACCT 5130 (3 hrs) Accounting for Management
  • DSCI 5180 (3 hrs) Intro to the Business Decision Process
  • FINA 5170 (3 hrs) Financial Management
  • MKTG 5150 (3 hrs) Marketing Management
  • MGMT 5140 (3 hrs) Organizational Behavior and Analysis
  • BUSI 5190 (3 hrs) Administrative Strategy (last semester)
  • DSCI 5210 (3 hrs) Model-Based Business Intelligence
  • DSCI 5240 (3 hrs) Data Mining
  • DSCI 5260 (3 hrs) Business Process Analytics
  • DSCI 5330 (3 hrs) Enterprise Appl. of Business Intelligence
  • BCIS 5110 (3 hrs) Programming Languages for Business Analytics
  • BCIS 5120 (3 hrs) Information Systems Development
  • BCIS 5420 (3 hrs) Foundations of Database Management
  • BCIS 5610 (3 hrs) Enterprise Data Warehousing
  • DSCI 5250 (3 hrs) Statistical Techniques in Stimulation
  • DSCI 5320 (3 hrs) Quality Control
  • DSCI 5340 (3 hrs) Predictive Analytics in Business Forecasting
  • DSCI 5350 (3 hrs) Big Data Analytics (Prerequisite: BCIS 5420)
  • DSCI 5360 (3 hrs) Visualization Analytics

Background Content includes:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Law

Deficiencies can be completed through Ivy Software and LinkedIn Learning. The Ryan College of Business Graduate Programs Office works with students to determine if background deficiency courses will be necessary.


Corporate and Academic Partnerships

Career Outcomes

  • Pricing Analyst

  • Revenue Management Analyst

  • Analytics or Business Manager/Director

  • Financial Analyst

  • Predictive Analyst

  • and many more...

Average Salary

  • $86,000

  • * Average ITDS Graduate student salary reported within 90 days of graduation.
  • Data Science event with industry experts
  • Data Science event with industry experts
  • Internship Panel discussion with American Airlines employees
  • Internship Panel discussion with American Airlines employees
  • One-on-One resume review with Kashif Saeed
  • One-on-One resume review with Kashif Saeed
  • Resume Workshop with Destiny Price
  • Resume Workshop with Destiny Price
  • Student night with faculty and advisory board members
  • Student night with faculty and advisory board members
  • Student night with faculty and advisory board members
  • Student night with faculty and advisory board members
  • Business Analytics Cricket tournament
  • Business Analytics Cricket tournament
  • Business Analytics Cricket tournament
  • A Data Science learning and mentoring event with Intuit employees
  • A Data Science learning and mentoring event with Intuit employees
  • A Data Science learning and mentoring event with Intuit employees
  • Microsoft Azure Data Science event
  • Microsoft Azure Data Science event
  • Strategically located
    UNT’s proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities. UNT is nestled in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to the nation’s fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies. The flexible career paths of a business analytics major, and proximity of UNT, open up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities.
    Industry connections
    More than 700 companies have offered paid internships over the past three years to UNT business students. Big name companies that hire our graduates, include:

    Texas Instruments • Toyota • PepsiCo • Hitachi • IBM
    Emily Holden Smith, Class of '19
    Data Analyst, Catalyst Corporate Credit Union
    When I started my MBA program at UNT, I did not know what aspect of business I wanted to focus on. After taking all of my core courses, I took Dr. Torres's Data Mining class and knew Data Analytics was the right path for me. I then declared my focus as Business Analytics and took as many data based classes as I could. I currently work as a Data Analyst for the Risk Analysis group at Catalyst Corporate Credit Union where I am transforming their data and making it easier to access and model using Alteryx.
    Huda Nahas, Class of '20
    Supply Chain Analyst, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay
    The UNT MBA-BA program equipped me with the knowledge required to stay competitive in the current job market. I was able to diversify my skillset of analytical tools and programs, while also gaining a deeper understanding of business. The program featured individual and group project work that prepared me for real-world application. Together, these skills have helped me to excel in my current role as a supply chain analyst.
    Fawad Azam Chohan
    Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP) intern, Amazon
    The UNT provided me a tremendous opportunity to apply the material I learned in the MBA in Business Analytics program in my internship. It is incredible to see how the theoretical work came to life. The UNT provided countless opportunities to work individually and in groups with colleagues and students from all backgrounds. From this experience, I gained a great deal of leadership and technical skills. Additionally, the UNT personnel work extremely hard to individualize the experience for reach graduate student and provide graduate students with training geared towards their interests.
    Catherine Helbling
    Enterprise Data Services intern, Parkland Health and Hospital System
    The MS in Business Analytics program at UNT has taught me skills to be successful in the industry and provided opportunities to utilize what I’ve learned. By connecting with the professors in the program I’ve been afforded many opportunities to enhance my academic and career goals, including collaborating on journal papers, publishing projects, and making connections at top businesses. Through the program, I was offered an internship where I was able to see how the concepts I learned in school, like predictive analytics, data visualization, data warehousing, and requirements analysis, can be applied to benefit an organization.
    Apichris Chotichoey
    Marketing and Business Analytics Intern, Phoenix Protection Group
    The program has a friendly environment for someone who wants to pursue a new career path. I 'm an international student from an unrelated undergraduate degree. I can say that the program provides me with many useful resources to start my path in business analytics. My classmates are diverse from various industries and backgrounds, which adds to the learning. I got my internship with the help of the program. This program is also STEM-designated, ACSSB-Accredited, and located in expanding DFW metroplex, giving me extra possibilities after graduation. I'm so confident that this program would lead me to success.
    Ankit Pujari, Class of '20
    Business Intelligence Analyst, Amazon - AWS
    It’s been an amazing journey pursuing MSBA from UNT. The advanced coursework helped me expand and sharpen my knowledge in the space of analytics. My role as a Research Assistant at UNT’s Jim McNatt’s Institute of Logistics Research, where I chartered analytics as a service on projects also boosted my skills and confidence. Apart from the academic support, UNT did not cease to provide all kinds of support and scholarships even during the tough times. It was hard to say goodbye too early, but this journey made me ready to start a new chapter at Amazon.
    Gayatri Gandhar, Class of '21
    Senior Analyst- Business Operations, Dell Technologies
    The program is structured in a way that prepares you for the real world. All of my professors are knowledgeable and friendly; I never felt alone in the journey. Plus, my peers have diverse backgrounds that were invested in helping each other to grow together. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to build their career in the Analytics domain and wants to gain business insights at the same time!
    Anannya Chatterjee
    Robotics Data Analytics Co-op, Amazon
    The MS-BA program at University of North Texas has tremendously helped me in diversifying my analytical skill sets. The Big Data, Data Warehousing, and Enterprise Applications of BI courses were taught remarkably by Prof. Kashif Saeed which proved pivotal in analyzing qualitative data in a quantitative methodology. These courses equipped me to start a new journey at Amazon! I would strongly recommend this program to everyone who wants to build their career in the field of analytics and is passionate about gaining deep business cognizance.
    Ashish Kulkarni, Class of '21
    Manager – Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, Cognizant
    It was a tough decision for me to leave a high paying job and to move to the United States to start my MS degree. However, when I look back, I have no regrets but have many good stories to share. Joining UNT to pursue MS in Business Analytics at G. Brint Ryan School of Business was one of the best decisions that I took in recent times. I enjoyed every moment that I spent with college staff and professors. UNT has provided every support that a student needs including counselling and career guidance. There were plenty of scholarship and on-campus job opportunities that helped students to support their education. I highly recommend considering UNT for advanced education.
    Hamza Ahmed, Class of '21
    Marketing Data Specialist, Neighborly
    The Masters of Business Analytics Program at UNT is focused on the latest skills required in the Tech industry. The program has an excellent Faculty and the Career Center is very helpful. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the program and I highly recommend it to others.
    Sharika Sumaya
    Internal Audit Analyst Summer Intern, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Although I had limited background and experience in business, the UNT MSBA program gave me the knowledge, support, and confidence I needed to enter the business field. Through my coursework, I was able to gain a foundational understanding of business and learn various technical skills and programs to become a marketable candidate in a competitive job market. Thanks to supportive professors, helpful campus resources, and strategically designed courses, I have developed cutting-edge business skills and am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead for my classmates and me in this data-driven world.

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    Kashif Saeed

    Director ITDS Graduate Programs
    G. Brint Ryan College of Business

    BLB 312E

    Julie Jernigan

    Director of Corporate Outreach and Student Recruitment
    G. Brint Ryan College of Business

    BLB 201E

    Ben Dearman

    Assistant Dean of Master's Programs
    G. Brint Ryan College of Business

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