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 from among 6.0001/6.0002, 6.042[J], 14.30, 18.06, 18.600, and 15.053 or 15.0791 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 14.32, 15.075[J], or 15.417 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 Python6
6.0002Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science6
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 options:24
Option 1
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
Econometric Data Science 1
Option 2
Introduction to Applied Probability
or 18.600
Probability and Random Variables
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. 2, 345-63
Units in Major141-159
Units in Unrestricted Electives48-99
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-48)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-183

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


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 two 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 one of the following:
15.417Laboratory in Investments15
15.501Corporate Financial Accounting12
15.9001Competitive Strategy9
Select up to two of the following:
1.022Introduction to Network Models 112
1.041Transportation Systems Modeling 112
6.034Artificial Intelligence12
6.042[J]Mathematics for Computer Science12
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
18.615Introduction to Stochastic Processes12
IDS.012[J]Statistics, Computation and Applications12

 Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.


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