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Curriculum

Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of data analytics, this program consists of a core combination of 17 credits from across Mathematics and Statistics, Management Information Systems, and Economics and Finance. Students select one of three specialization options Management Information Systems, Economics and Finance or Mathematics, and determine their advising home or academic department.

The capstone course is an applied project in collaboration with faculty and other students, involving real-world data-driven questions provided by corporate partners. This provides a crucial conduit for qualified students to enter the workforce upon graduation by matching them with potential employers during their capstone experience.

MDATA Core Courses (17 Total Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
CS 3430 Computational Science: Python and Perl Programming 3
STAT 5050 Introduction to R 1
STAT 5650 Statistical Learning and Data Mining I 2
STAT 5560 Statistical Visualization 2
ECN 4330 Applied Econometrics 3
MIS 6230 Database Management 3
STAT/MIS/ECN 6XXX Capstone Project in Internship in Data Analytics 3

Specialization Options

Select one of the following three specialization options to complete the degree requirements.

Management Information System Specialization (16-18 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
MIS 6110 Data Cleansing 3
MIS 6110 Data Visualization 3
MIS 6500 Advanced Business Intelligence and Data Mining 3
Choose three from the list below:
CS 5665 Introduction to Data Science 3
MIS 6110 Data Analytics 3
MIS 6110 Data Warehousing 3
MIS 6110 Machine Learning 3
MIS 6330 Database Implementation 3
STAT 5080 Data Technologies 2
STAT 5150 SAS Predictive Analytics 2

Economic and Finance Specialization (16-18 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
FIN 5350 Financial Modeling 3
Choose five from the list below:
FIN 5100 Financial Markets and Trading 3
FIN 5300 Fixed Income* 3
FIN 5330 Financial Econometrics 3
FIN 6460 Investment Analysis* 3
FIN 6470 Derivatives Markets* 3
ECN 7310 Econometrics I 3
ECN 7320 Econometrics II 3
STAT 5080 Data Technologies 2
STAT 5150 SAS Predictive Analytics 2

* must select one of these

Statistics Specialization (16-17 Credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
STAT 5080 Data Technologies 2
STAT 5150 SAS Predictive Analytics 2
STAT 5680 Statistical Thinking for Big Data 3
STAT 6560 Statistical Visualization II 2
STAT 6650 Statistical Learning and Data Mining I 2
Choose two from the list below:
STAT 5120 Categorical Data Analysis 3
STAT 5410/6410 Applied Spatial Statistics 3
STAT 5500/6500 Biostatistical Methods 3
STAT 5570/6570 Statistical Bioinformatics 3
STAT 6100 Advanced Regression Analysis 2
CS 5665 Introduction to Data Science 3
CS 5810 Applied Data Science Incubator 3
CS 6665 Data Mining 3
CS 6675 Advanced Data Science and Data Mining 3