Computational Data Analytics Track

The Computational Data Analytics track of the Master of Science in Analytics degree provides students with a deeper understanding of big data. This track is particularly ideal for anyone who plans to focus on the computational side of analytics. 

The Computational Data Analytics track explores the computing approach to data acquisition, preprocessing, storage, management, analysis, and visualization. 

The Online Master of Science in Analytics degree provides the freedom to customize one’s individual set of electives in order to better align with personal interests, career goals, and practical applications.

Track Requirements

 

Introductory Core Requirements 
(9 hours)

Students with sufficient background in any of these areas may apply to replace one or more of these courses with an elective.

  • CSE 6040 - Introduction to Computing for Data Analytics
  • ISYE 6501 - Introduction to Analytics Modeling
  • MGT 8803/6754 - Business Fundamentals for Analytics

Advanced Core Requirements 
(6 hours)

  • CSE 6242 - Data and Visual Analytics
  • MGT 6203 - Data Analytics in Business

Statistics Electives
(6 hours)

Select two courses from the list.

 

  • CS 7641 or CSE/ISYE 6740 - Machine Learning/Computational Data Analytics
  • ISYE 6402 - Time Series Analysis
  • ISYE 6404 - Nonparametric Data Analysis
  • ISYE 6413 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • ISYE 6414 - Regression Analysis
  • ISYE 6416 - Computational Statistics
  • ISYE 6420 - Bayesian Statistics
  • ISYE 7406 - Data Mining and Statistical Learning

Operations Research Elective
(3 hours)

Select one course from the list.

  • ISYE 6644 - Simulation
  • ISYE 6650 - Probabilistic Models
  • ISYE 6669 - Deterministic Optimization

Track Electives
(6 hours)

Select at least two courses from this list.

  • CS 6400 - Database Systems Concepts and Design
  • CS 7450 - Information Visualization
  • CS 7641 or CSE/ISYE 6740 - Machine Learning/Computational Data Analytics
  • CSE 6140 - Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms
  • CSE 6240 - Web Search and Text Mining
  • CSE 6250 - Big Data Analytics in Healthcare

Additional Electives 
(0-9 hours) 

The number of elective hours required depends on how many Introductory Core courses (if any) are replaced with electives.

Students who take two of these additional electives from the Track Electives list of either the Analytical Tools track or the Business Analytics track will satisfy the requirements for the two tracks.

  • CS 6400 - Database Systems Concepts and Design
  • CS 7450 - Information Visualization
  • CS 7641 or CSE/ISYE 6740 - Machine Learning/Computational Data Analytics
  • CSE 6140 - Computational Science and Engineering Algorithms
  • CSE 6240 - Web Search and Text Mining
  • CSE 6250 - Big Data Analytics in Healthcare
  • ISYE 6402 - Time Series Analysis
  • ISYE 6404 - Nonparametric Data Analysis
  • ISYE 6413 - Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • ISYE 6414 - Statistical Modeling and Regression Analysis
  • ISYE 6416 - Computational Statistics
  • ISYE 6420 - Bayesian Statistics
  • ISYE 6644 - Simulation
  • ISYE 6650 - Probabilistic Models
  • ISYE 6669 - Deterministic Optimization
  • ISYE 7406 - Data Mining and Statistical Learning
  • MGT 6311 - Digital Marketing
  • MGT 8803 - Data Analysis for Continuous Improvement
  • MGT 8803 - Financial Modeling

Applied Analytics Practicum 
(6 hours)

  • CSE 6748 - Applied Analytics Practicum