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Major Guide: Business Analytics


Major Coursework

As a Business Analytics major, students should adhere to the following criteria in major course selection for study abroad:

  • 3 out of 9 credit hours of Business Analytics elective coursework can be taken abroad
  • Business Analytics elective coursework should focus on statistics or business analytics
  • Coursework must be upper division (300 – 400 level equivalent)

*Students should meet with an IPSA advisor to receive final approval for Business Analytics coursework.

Non-major Coursework

Other types of courses available for study abroad include:

  • General education (ethics, arts & humanities, non-business electives)
  • Pre-business core (MGT 202, ECON 211 & 213, STAT 201 equivalents)
  • Business core (BULW 301, FINC 301, BUAD 332 equivalents)
  • Foreign language (HCB requires completion through intermediate level)
  • Collateral / concentration

Course Options

The following are examples of possible major elective courses available.

*This is not an exhaustive list.

  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Time Series and Forecasting


Students interested in pursuing Business Analytics elective coursework while abroad should consider:

  • Students are only able to take Business Analytics elective coursework after completion of their tracking courses, which is typically after Sophomore year.
  • Business Analytics majors are able to go abroad after their first semester of Freshman year if they are only taking general elective courses or Pre-Business core courses.
  • Students should not consider studying abroad their final semester at UT, if they hope to graduate in May due to the delay in transcript processing.
  • At least 75% of major coursework must be taken at UT.

Selecting Your Collateral / Concentration

Another option of courses to take abroad are through your collateral/concentration. Please refer to your Haslam Student Handbook for all possible combinations.

The International Business (IB) concentration offers the most flexibility in course availability. Please note:

  • All 12 credit hours of IB elective coursework can be taken abroad.
  • Business coursework that is international in scope and upper division (300-400 level) can be counted as an IB elective.
  • IB courses give students the opportunity to pursue country or region-specific coursework that offers unique insight into international business practices.

Recommended Programs

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list.

Dunedin, New Zealand Prague city and river view

University of Nottingham, Ningbo

UT in Sydney

(University of Sydney)

Program Type: UT Exchange

Program Location: Nigbo, China

Program Features: Internship placements available: Volunteer opportunities; Student clubs & organizations

*Unique scholarship opportunities available

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Sydney, Australia

Program Feature: Student clubs & organizations

Quick Look: Study in Ningbo, a 7000-year-old city that grew from a small fishing village to an international city of business, culture and entertainment that is now home to UNNC, a globally ranked university. Quick Look: Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s 1st University and its focus on academic excellence and innovative technology has made it one of the country’s top 8 universities.

Florianopolis, Brazil

UT on the Gold Coast

(Bond University)

Program Type: UT Affiliate

Program Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Quick Look: With year-round sunshine and long stretches of coastline, the Gold Coast is home to top universities like Bond, and an array of fun activities like surfing.