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
  • Flexible Duration – allows you to finish in 12-24 months
  • 36 Credit hours – 21 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 5240 (3 hrs) Data Mining
  • DSCI 5330 (3 hrs) Enterprise Appl. of Business Intelligence
  • DSCI 5350 (3 hrs) Big Data Analytics
  • BCIS 5120 (3 hrs) Information Systems Development
  • BCIS 5420 (3 hrs) Foundations of Database Management
  • DSCI 5320 (3 hrs) Quality Control
  •     - OR -
  • DSCI 5210 (3 hrs) Model Based Decision Making
  • BCIS 5700 (3 hrs) Strategic Use of Information Technology*
  •     - OR -
  • BUSI 5190 (3 hrs) Administrative Strategy*

*Either course must be taken in final semester or final 12 hours

Students select 5 additional elective courses, at least 3 of which must be taken from the ITDS Department. Any BCIS or DSCI course which is not already listed as a required course may be accepted as an elective. Students must take at least one of the following for three hours of their electives:

  • DSCI 5340 (3 hrs) Predictive Analytics and Business Forecasting
  • DSCI 5360 (3 hrs) Data Visualization Analytics

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 5340 (3 hrs) Predictive Analytics and Business Forecasting
  • DSCI 5360 (3 hrs) Data Visualization Analytics
  • BCIS 5140 (3 hrs) Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • BCIS 5110 (3 hrs) Programming Languages for Business Analytics
  • ADTA 5900 (3 hrs) Deep Learning with Big Data
  • ADTA xxxx (3 hrs) Probability Modeling and Optimizations
  • 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 5260 (3 hrs) Marketing Metrics
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Corporate and Academic Partnerships

Career Outcomes

  • Business Intelligence Specialist

  • Data Analyst

  • Data Engineer

  • Data Scientist

  • and many more...

Average Salary


* 2017 The IBIT Report – AIS | Temple Fox School

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

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Kashif Saeed

Director MS Business Analytics, MBA Business Analytics, and MBA Information Systems
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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