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 6.0001/6.0002 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 6.01, 6.02, 14.32, or 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
6.0001Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python 16
6.036Introduction to Machine Learning12
15.053Optimization Methods in Business Analytics12
15.276Communicating with Data (CI-M)12
15.312Organizational Processes for Business Analytics (CI-M)12
15.780Stochastic Models in Business Analytics12
Select one of the following:6-12
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science 1
Introduction to EECS via Robotics
Introduction to EECS via Communication Networks
Select one of the following:12
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
Introduction to Applied Probability
Probability and Random Variables
Select one of the following:12
Econometric Data Science 2
Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis
Fundamentals of Statistics
Restricted Electives
Select five subjects from the lists below. At least three of the subjects must be from Course 15. 3, 448-60
Units in Major144-162
Units in Unrestricted Electives48-66
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-186

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 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming is an acceptable alternative to the combination of 6.0001 and 6.0002.


14.32 can count as a Required Subject or as a Restricted Elective, but not both.


Two six-unit subjects count as one elective.


Consult the Sloan Office of Undergraduate Education regarding additional options.

Restricted Electives
Select three to five of the following:
15.0251Game Theory for Strategic Advantage 19
15.0341Econometrics for Managers: Correlation and Causality in a Big Data World9
15.0621Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
15.0711The Analytics Edge12
15.0741Predictive Data Analytics and Statistical Modeling 19
15.6731Negotiation Analysis6
15.7611Introduction to Operations Management9
15.772[J]D-Lab: Supply Chains12
15.8141Marketing Innovation9
15.874[J]People and the Planet: Environmental Governance and Science9
Select up to two of the following:
1.022Introduction to Network Models 112
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 212
18.06Linear Algebra12

 Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.


14.32 can count as a Required Subject or as a Resricted Elective, but not both.