The statistics specialization is designed to train students in the design and application of quantitative models to decision making in business, finance, pharmaceutical and other industries, and government. An MS program and an MBA program are offered through the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems. Both provide students with the concepts and skills that form the fundamental base of knowledge essential to statistics professionals in today's sophisticated business environment. The MS program is designed to provide a concentrated, in-depth study of the field for those who wish to be technical specialists in statistics. The program consists of 30 credits of mostly statistics, and some related courses. This distinguishes it from the Statistics MBA program, which requires general business courses and a larger number of credits for graduation. The MS is offered as a full-time and as a part-time program.
Preliminary Courses (9 credits)
Students with appropriate background will be able to reduce the number of credits in preliminary requirements. Grades in 8000-level courses are not calculated in the grade point average. Non-credit-bearing English language modules offered by the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies are required for non-native English speakers, and may be waived based on a waiver exam.
|Calculus for Applications I||3 credits|
|Mathematical Tools for Business||3 credits|
|Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions||3 credits|
NOTE: MTH 8001 is no longer offered and is replaced by MTH 2610 Calculus I (4 hours, 4 credits). STA 9707 is no longer offered and is replaced by MTH 3010 Calculus II (4 hours, 4 credits). These are undergraduate courses to which graduate tuition applies.
Courses in Specialization (30 credits)
|Applied Regression Analysis||3 credits|
|Applied Probability||3 credits|
|Foundations of Statistical Inference||3 credits|
|Software Tools for Data Analysis |
Choose four courses from: (12 credits)
|Time Series: Forecasting and Statistical Modeling||3 credits|
|Multivariate Statistical Methods||3 credits|
|Analysis of Categorical and Ordinal Data||3 credits|
|Statistical Methods in Sampling and Auditing||3 credits|
|Advanced Linear Models||3 credits|
|Financial Statistics||3 credits|
|Experimental Design for Business||3 credits|
|Special Topics in Statistical Analysis||3 credits|
|Stochastic Processes for Business Applications |
|Advanced Statistical Computing |
Choose two 9000-level courses from the graduate offerings of the Zicklin School of Business, subject to the written approval of the Statistics graduate advisor.