The Master of Science with a major in business analytics is designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the business intelligence or business analytics fields that are part of the information technology and decision sciences professions. The 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 the technology that underlies and facilitates those applications. This degree is STEM designated.
Students seeking a Master of Science with a major in business analytics must satisfy the admission requirements of the College of Business.
The student earning the MS with a major in business analytics must meet the following requirements:
- completion of at least 36 semester hours of graduate work beyond background courses assigned by the department;
- a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all graduate work taken at UNT;
- a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all BCIS and DSCI courses taken at UNT after admission to graduate school;
- a GPA of at least a 3.0 on all courses taken for graduate credit; and
- minimum academic standards for master’s students.
In addition, the Ryan College of Business Graduate Programs Office works with students to determine if there are background deficiencies. Students are strongly encouraged to complete deficiencies. Background content might include Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Information Systems, Statistics, Business Law, Finance, Marketing, Micro and Macro Economics, Operations Management and Calculus. Deficiencies can be completed via traditional academic coursework or through Ivy Software and Responsive.net. Ivy Software and Responsive.net deliver self-paced online learning modules that provide the needed background content without the need to formally enroll in courses at UNT.