Learn about the Computing & Data Science (CDS) Concentration 

Information Technology permeates most modern business organizations, forming the foundation of how the organization conducts its affairs. Industries are continuously transformed by rapidly changing technology: finance, insurance, retail, media, healthcare, education, travel, advertising, and automotive are just a few examples of industries that have been and continue to be reimagined by computing and the wide availability of data. The computing and data science concentration provides the fundamentals of working in these industries using computing and data science, and in parallel provides an understanding of the implications of these technologies for business managers. Due to the rapidly changing nature of technology, new courses are often introduced.

Computing & Data Science Concentration Requirements

To declare a concentration in Computing & Data Science, you must fill out the concentration declaration form on Stern Life


Required Functional Business Core Course:

  • Information Technology in Business and Society (TECH-UB 1)


You are required to complete 12 credits of upper-level marketing courses that consist of:

  • Any four (4) approved Computing & Data Science Electives


Approved Computing & Data Science Elective Options

  • Any “TECH-UB” elective
  • Decision Models & Analytics (MULT-UB 7)
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty (MULT-UB 16)
  • Tech Industry Drivers (MULT-UB 57)
  • Foundations of Fintech (MULT-UB 80)
  • Decision Analytics for Sports (OPMG-UB 54)
  • Regression & Multivariate Data Analysis (STAT-UB 17)
  • Forecast Time Series (STAT-UB 18)

Additional Notes and Resources

A Stern elective course may satisfy only one concentration requirement. For example, Decision Models & Analytics can count as a CDS concentration elective OR as an operations concentration elective, but it cannot satisfy both requirements. You may import one non-Stern computer science elective to count for the CDS concentration:
  • If you took CSCI-UA 2/3 (Introduction to Computer Programming), prior to spring 2021, you can import this class to count for the CDS concentration. However, this class cannot be counted together with TECH-UB 23 towards the requirements for the concentration, as they have substantial overlap. 
  • CSCI-UA 102 (Data Structures) can be imported as it does not overlap in content with other Stern courses.
  • Other Computer Science courses with permission of the faculty adviser.
  • CSCI-UA 4 (Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles) does not count towards the Computing & Data Science concentration.
  • Explore the Business Analytics track to supplement your concentration with additional coursework in tech, statistics, and math.

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