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 6.100A/6.100B, 6.1200[J], 14.30, 18.05, 18.06, and 15.053 or 15.069 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 15.076 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
6.100AIntroduction to Computer Science Programming in Python6
6.1010Fundamentals of Programming6-12
or 6.100B Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
6.3900Introduction to Machine Learning12
or 15.0711 The Analytics Edge
15.053Optimization Methods in Business Analytics12
15.076Analytics for a Better World12
15.276Communicating with Data (CI-M)12
15.312Organizational Processes for Business Analytics (CI-M)12
15.780Analytics of Operations Management12
Select one of the following:12
Applied Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Restricted Electives
Select five subjects from the lists below. At least three of the subjects must be from Course 15. 1, 245-63
Units in Major141-165
Units in Unrestricted Electives48-87
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(24-36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-198

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


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:
15.0201[J]Economics of Energy, Innovation, and Sustainability12
15.0251Game Theory for Strategic Advantage 19
15.0341Econometrics for Managers: Correlation and Causality in a Big Data World9
15.037[J]Energy Economics and Policy12
15.0621Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
15.0711The Analytics Edge 212
15.6731Negotiation Analysis6
15.690Diversity as Discovery6
15.7611Introduction to Operations Management9
15.8141Marketing Innovation9
15.8731System Dynamics: Tools for Solving Complex Problems9
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
1.041[J]Transportation: Foundations and Methods 112
6.1200[J]Mathematics for Computer Science12
6.4100Artificial Intelligence12
9.40Introduction to Neural Computation 112
9.66[J]Computational Cognitive Science12
14.12Economic Applications of Game Theory 112
14.32Econometric Data Science12
18.06Linear Algebra12
18.C06[J]Linear Algebra and Optimization12
18.615Introduction to Stochastic Processes12
IDS.012[J]Statistics, Computation and Applications12

 Subject has prerequisites that are outside of the program.


15.0711 can count as a Required Subject or as a Restricted Elective, but not both.