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Requirements for the Data Analytics Specialization


20 credits are required for completion of this specialization. Please note special requirements by program in each of the groups.

Please consult with your Program Advisor to determine a course plan that incorporates this specialization.

Group 1: Foundational (12 credits required)

BUS 211f Analyzing Big Data I (2 credits, req'd for MBA students)        
BUS 212f Analyzing Big Data II (2 credits, req'd for MBA students)
BUS 253a Marketing Research: Design & Analysis (4 credits)
ECON 213a Applied Econometrics (4 credits, req'd for MA students)
ECON/FIN 250a Forecasting in Fin & Econ (4 credits)
ECON 261a Empirical Analysis of Trade Policy (4 credits)

Group 2: Electives (8 credits required)
Current MSF students (entered before Fall 2016) must have at least 4 credits from finance courses with an asterisk (*) below. 

BUS 274f Supply Chain Analytics (2 credits)
BUS 276a Business Dynamics (4 credits)
BUS 286a Applications of System Dynamics (4 credits)
ECON 299a* Master's Project (w/specialization approval only)
ECON 311a Advanced Econometrics (PhD level course) (4 credits)  
FIN 217f* Financial Modeling I (2 credits)
FIN 218f* Financial Modeling II (2 credits)
FIN 270a* Options & Derivatives (4 credits)
FIN 271a* Options & Derivatives II (4 credits)
FIN 280a* Financial Risk Management (4 credits)
FIN 285a* Computer Simulation & Risk Analysis (4 credits)
FIN 288a* Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)
  ALSO: Any course from Group 1 not taken to satisfy that requirement.