Business and Industrial Analytics

The Business and Industrial Analytics domain emphasis allows students to explore the principles and methods of making data-driven decisions under uncertainty in the worlds of business and industry. Students will learn how to approach management decisions from economic, probabilistic, and computational perspectives, and how to analyze and manage risk.

From the lists shown below, students will select one course from the lower-division, and two courses from the upper-division. The lower division course is a required element of the Domain Emphasis.


Courses in this domain emphasis are often restricted by major to enroll, and several have extensive prerequisites. It may be difficult to complete this emphasis given these restrictions. Students are advised to make appropriate alternate plans.

Prerequisites are shown within square brackets.

Lower Division (select one)

  • ECON 1. Introduction to Economics (4 units)*

  • ECON 2. Introduction to Economics (4 units)*

  • MATH 53. Multivariable Calculus (4 units)

Upper Division (select two)

  • ENGIN 120. Principles of Engineering Economics (3 units)

  • IND ENG 115. Industrial and Commercial Data Systems (3 units)

  • IND ENG 130. Methods of Manufacturing Improvement (3 units) [Prerequisites: Math 54, Probability]

  • IND ENG 153. Logistics Network Design and Supply Chain Management (3 units)

  • IND ENG 166. Decision Analytics (3 units) [Prerequisite: Probability]

  • UGBA 104. Introduction to Business Analytics (3 units)

  • UGBA 134. Introduction to Financial Engineering (3 units) [Prerequisite: UGBA 103]

  • UGBA 141. Production and Operations Management (3 units) [Prerequisite: UGBA 104]

  • UGBA 147. Advanced Business Analytics (3 units)

  • UGBA 161. Marketing Research: Data and Analytics (3 units) [Prerequisite: UGBA 106]

Unit values and prerequisites are subject to change. Please refer to guide.berkeley.edu for the most up-to-date course information.

*For students completing the lower-division requirement outside of UC Berkeley at a college where microeconomics and macroeconomics are offered as separate courses, only microeconomics is required for the Data Science BA. However, note that full equivalence to Econ 1 may still be required as a prerequisite to other courses you wish to take at UC Berkeley.