Business Analytics (Course 15-2)

Management Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 15.053 and 18.600 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 15.075[J] in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
6.01Introduction to EECS via Robotics 112
6.036Introduction to Machine Learning12
15.053Optimization Methods in Business Analytics12
15.075[J]Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis12
15.079Introduction to Applied Probability12
or 18.600 Probability and Random Variables
15.276Communicating with Data (CI-M)12
15.780Stochastic Models in Business Analytics12
Select one of the following:12-15
Management Communication for Undergraduates (CI-M)
Managerial Psychology Laboratory (CI-M)
Laboratory in Investments (CI-M)
Restricted Electives
Select five subjects from the lists below. At least three of the subjects must be from Course 15. 2,348-60
Units in Major144-159
Units in Unrestricted Electives57-60
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


6.00 or the sequence of 6.0001 and 6.0002 may be substituted for 6.01, provided students complete 6.041A and 6.041B, 15.079, or 18.600 prior to registering for 6.036.


Consult Sloan Undergraduate Education Office about substitutions.


Two six-unit subjects count as one elective.

Restricted Electives
Select three to five of the following:, CI-M
15.0251Game Theory for Strategic Advantage 19
15.0341Metrics for Managers9
15.0621Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value6
15.0711The Analytics Edge12
15.0741Predictive Data Analytics and Statistical Modeling9
15.6731Negotiation Analysis6
15.7611Introduction to Operations Management9
15.812Marketing Management9
15.8741System Dynamics for Business Policy12
Select up to two of the following:, CI-M
1.022Introduction to Network Models 16
1.041Transportation Systems Modeling 112
6.034Artificial Intelligence12
6.050[J]Information, Entropy, and Computation9
9.40Introduction to Neural Computation 112
9.66[J]Computational Cognitive Science12
14.12Economic Applications of Game Theory 112
14.32Econometric Data Science 112

 Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.