M.S. In Business Analytics (STEM)

The Master of Science with a major in Business Analytics is designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the Data Science, Business Analytics, Data Engineer or Business Intelligence fields. This STEM approved program is intended for those students who desire a strong, specialist degree in business analytics that incorporates a solid understanding of both the application and use of business analytics and technology that underlies and facilitates those applications.

  • STEM Approved – allows for up to 12-month CPT and 36-month OPT
  • Duration – allows you to finish in 18-24 months
  • 33 Credit hours – 18 credit hour Core + 15 credit hour Electives
  • Cutting-Edge – teaches you industry relevant skills
  • Economical – Total Tuition approximation: In-State: $19,628, Out-of-State: $37,488
    (based on 9 credit hours/semester)
THECB Marketable Skills
  • Simulation/mathematical models development
  • Oral and written communication
  • Use analytics to solve business problems
  • Digital data sources access/analysis
  • Mathematical estimation, inference, and forecasting

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

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  • DSCI 5180 (3 hrs) Intro to Business Decision Process
  • DSCI 5210 (3 hrs) Model Based Business Intelligence
  • DSCI 5240 (3 hrs) Data Mining
  • DSCI 5340 (3 hrs) Predictive Analytics and Business Forecasting
  • BCIS 5420 (3 hrs) Foundations of Database Management
  • DSCI 5260 (3 hrs) Business Process Analytics

Students can mix & match elective courses listed under the tracks or choose from any BCIS or DSCI courses.

  • DSCI 5250 Statistical Techniques in Stimulation
  • DSCI 5230 Non-Parametric Statistics for Business Research
  • DSCI 5330 Enterprise Applications of Business Intelligence
  • DSCI 5350 Big Data Analytics
  • DSCI 5360 Data Visualization for Analytics
  • BCIS 5110 Programming Languages for Business Analytics
  • BCIS 5120 International Issues in Information Technology
  • BCIS 5140 Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • BCIS 5610 Enterprise Data Warehousing
  • BCIS 5670 International Issues in IT
  • BCIS 5740 Information Security Management
  • BCIS 5750 Blockchain for Business
  • DSCI 5800 Internship

Up to six hours of elective courses may be taken outside of the ITDS Department, so long as they are related to the program of study and are approved by the ITDS Department.

Students must obtain approval from the ITDS Department for all electives.

  • DSCI 5360 (3 hrs) Data Visualization Analytics
  • BCIS 5140 (3 hrs) Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • BCIS 5110 (3 hrs) Programming Languages for Business Analytics
  • DSCI 5350 (3 hrs) Big Data Analytics
  • DSCI 5330 (3 hrs) Enterprise Appl. of Business Intelligence
  • BCIS 5610 (3 hrs) Data Warehousing
  • LSCM 5830 (3 hrs) Industrial Distribution & Logistics Management
  • OPSM 5840 (3 hrs) Strategic Supply Management
  • MKTG 5200 (3 hrs) Consumer Behavior
  • MKTG 5250 (3 hrs) Advanced Marketing Research & Analytics
  • MKTG 5240 (3 hrs) Marketing Metrics
  • You must meet the pre-requisite requirements for the courses
  • ACCT 5480 Fraud Examination
  • ACCT 5410 External Auditing
  • ACCT 5440 IT Auditing

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Corporate and Academic Partnerships

Career Outcomes

  • Business Intelligence Specialist

  • Data Analyst

  • Data Engineer

  • Data Scientist

  • 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

    BLB 201D

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