All candidates are expected to have computer literacy in the areas of word processing, spreadsheet analyses, databases, PowerPoint, and the use of the Internet. Students who do not have these competencies are expected to acquire this knowledge prior to enrollment in the program. At UH an appropriate course equivalent for spreadsheet analyses is BZAN 3310 or SCM 4330. General knowledge of computer programming techniques, while not required, is highly recommended.
All students entering the Master of Science in Business Analytics program are required to have a four-year undergraduate degree or foreign equivalent from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree may be in any discipline.
- Core courses may NOT be waived.
- Core courses do not require any prerequisites other than graduate standing
- The core course in a functional area is usually the prerequisite for elective courses in that area
- Core courses do not have to be taken in the exact order shown, but all core courses must be completed prior to graduation from the MS program
- Electives can be selected from the following business areas: accountancy and taxation, business analytics, finance, general business, international business, management and leadership, marketing and entrepreneurship, management information systems, and supply chain management. Due to prerequisites, a limited number of the graduate accounting courses are open to MS students
The MS/BZAN program does not accept transfer credit for students who have started an MBA or MS program at another institution.
By completing an exam, students could waive up to 6.0 credit hours of select courses. Otherwise, none of the 36.0 credit hours required for the MS/BZAN degree may be waived.
Students must complete the degree program within the five-year period preceding the student’s graduation.
Changes of Major, Degree, and Classification
Students who wish to change their field of study, degree objective, or classification to one in the Bauer College of Business should contact the Graduate & Professional Programs Office. If admitted, students will be subject to college policies in effect during the semester for which the change is approved. Graduate students in the C. T. Bauer College of Business who wish to change from one degree objective to another within the College should complete an online application form at https://www.applyweb.com/uhouston/index.ftl. Students who receive approval for the change will be subject to policies and degree plans in effect during the semester the change is approved. Bauer graduate students who wish to change to another graduate college at the University of Houston should consult the dean’s office of that college for procedural information.
Eligibility for Enrollment in Graduate Business Courses
All course work to be applied to the graduate business programs must be 6000-level or higher.
Students are classified as graduate students in the Bauer College only after their completed application for admission has been approved by the Bauer College. Students must go through the formal application process in order to obtain this classification.
Inapplicable Graduate Credit
Graduate credit is not granted for extension courses, advanced standing examinations, or courses taken prior to admission to a graduate program. The time limitation section specifies additional restrictions. Also, although grades of D+ and lower are included in the computed grade point average, the university awards no credit toward the degree for courses in which the student receives a grade below C-.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
Admission to a graduate program on this campus of the University of Houston System is a prerequisite for enrollment in any C. T. Bauer College of Business course numbered 6000 or higher. Students must meet the prerequisite and corequisite requirements of the graduate program to which they are admitted. Prerequisites to the programs are listed with each individual graduate program section. Prerequisites to individual courses are indicated under each course title and are strictly enforced.
Termination of Enrollment
Students must maintain a satisfactory rate of progress toward the degree. Satisfactory progress is measured by several means, including timely completion of courses required for the degree and maintenance of a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00). In addition, the University’s Low Grade Policy applies. A graduate student who receives a grade of C+ or lower in 12.0 credit hours attempted at this institution for graduate credit or for application toward the graduate degree, whether or not in repeated courses, is ineligible for any advanced degree at this institution and will not be permitted to re-enroll for graduate study. The Dean, or designate, may terminate enrollment at any time if the student’s rate of progress is not satisfactory. If enrollment is terminated, students will be notified with a written explanation. A hold will be placed on your account with the Office of the University Registrar and you will be unable to continue with graduate classes at this university.