Gupta College of Business to Launch New Analytics-Focused M.S. Programs
UD Extends Unique Position as Only Texas Catholic University to Offer Cyber, Data
Date published: May 10, 2019
The University of Dallas is proud to announce the launch of two new graduate programs
in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business: The Master of Science in Cyber Intelligence and the Master of Science in Financial Analytics, which are both accepting applications for the 2019 fall semester. Both new programs combine the industry's most sought-after skills to help students
meet the growing analytical demands of top businesses in a data-driven world.
The University of Dallas is the only Catholic institution in Texas to offer graduate-level
business programs in the emerging fields of cyber security, cyber intelligence, business
analytics and financial analytics, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business (AACSB).
"The creation of these programs was driven in response to the changing needs of businesses
today," said Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. "We want our students
to be ahead of the trends and have the technical skills and experience to make an
impact as leaders in their workplaces."
Building on the success of the university's nationally ranked cybersecurity program,
the 42-credit-hour M.S. in Cyber Intelligence specializes in the application of skills
in the key fields of business analytics and cybersecurity. The STEM-designated program
combines industry cybersecurity principles - such as cryptography, penetration testing
and forensics - with up-to-date statistical and programming techniques ever more relevant
across evolving business sectors. The University of Dallas cyber program is designated
a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National
Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The 42-credit-hour M.S. in Financial Analytics specializes in the application of data
science and forecasting in the highly competitive finance industry. The STEM-designated
program combines fundamental business analytics skills, such as data visualization
and database management, as well as predictive modeling and programming, to make financially
The launch of these new Master of Science programs signals a continued focus on providing
a premier business education, one that matches the needs of an evolving business community,
delivered by knowledgeable, expert faculty in the University of Dallas Gupta College
"A cornerstone of our programs is the experience of our faculty at the University
of Dallas," said Landry. "As experts in their fields, our faculty are able to teach
the application of current skills to our students in ways that allow them to make
big impacts from day one."
Learn more about the analytics programs offered at UD.