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Business Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
Data, both structured and unstructured, must be analyzed and understood in order to gain value and insight. Students in the Business Analytics programme will learn the technical skills for deriving meaning from big data, as well as the business knowledge to effectively communicate results to key stakeholders. 

About

Master of Science in Business Analytics: Big Data, Bigger Results, Brighter Futures

Within the rapidly developing frontier of Big Data, the MS in Business Analytics is a 30-credit-hour degree program that prepares results-driven individuals to influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through data analysis.

Careers in this high-demand field include pricing and revenue optimization specialist, strategy consultant, business intelligence consultant, business systems analyst and data analyst, among others.

This program is a STEM-designated degree program which qualifies international graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.

What you need to know about the MS in Business Analytics from UD:
  • Accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) represents the highest standard for business schools worldwide.
  • The program is developed in partnership with SAS
  • Graduates can earn a joint certificate from the University of Dallas and SAS
  • Classes are designed to prepare students to obtain five industry certifications
  • Instructed by experienced scholar-practitioners
  • Designed to accommodate working business professionals
What will you learn

Students gain experience using a variety of software programs including SAS Studio, SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide, Tableau, Advanced Microsoft Excel, SQL, along with R and other popular software packages.

Students learn the technical skills for deriving meaning from big data, as well as the business knowledge to communicate results to key stakeholders. These skills are taught in variety of contexts including finance, health care, IT and marketing.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Quantitative Methods. 
  • Data Management. 
  • Data Mining and Visualization. 
  • Predictive Modeling. 
  • Applied Business Analytics. 
  • Business Analytics Practicum. 
  • Business Analytics. 
  • The Effective Leader. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

If you have a U.S. bachelor’s degree in any field (or the foreign equivalent), you may be eligible for admission to one of our graduate business programs. The minimum admissions requirements are:

  • U.S. bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from a regionally accredited college or university (or comparable foreign degree).
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in any graduate-level coursework completed.
  • Good academic standing with all colleges attended.
  • TOEFL IBT (80+), IELTS Academic (6.5+), PTE Academic (67), MELAB(80) or iTEP (3.9+) scores (only required for visa holders without U.S. degrees).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dallas

  • 1140 - 1930 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Amount: Scholarship recipients will receive an exclusive rate of $1,000 per credit hour for the remainder of their program.

Eligibility: New students who have demonstrated significant achievements may be selected for a Gupta College of Business Scholarship.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

  • Be admitted to the MBA or MS program within the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. Graduate certificate and non-degree seeking students are not eligible.
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term.
  • Remain in good academic standing.
  • Meet the following application deadlines (only applicants who have submitted all required application documents and fees will be considered):

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