Computing and Data Science

Concentrate in Computing and Data Science

Information Technology permeates most modern business organizations, forming the foundation of how the organization conducts their business. 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 transformed 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.

For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.

 Computing and Data Science Program Requirements (12 units)

Students who choose to pursue a Computing & Data Science (CDS) concentration must take four information systems INFO-UB electives, in addition to the required core course, INFO-UB 1 (Information Technology in Business and Society).
Four (4) Computing and Data Science Electives (12 units) Any INFO-UB elective or approved course (see below).

Additional courses approved to count as Computer & Data Science electives: 

Decision Models & Analytics MULT-UB 7
Decision Making Under Uncertainty MULT-UB 16
Foundations of Fintech MULT-UB 80
Decision Analytics for Sports OPMG-UB 54
Regression and Multivariate Data Analysis STAT-UB 17

  1. Students may also import one (and only one) non-Stern computer science elective:

    - CSCI-UA 2 (Introduction to Computer Programming) (Python) can be imported . However, this class cannot be counted together with INFO-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.
  2. CSCI-UA 4 (Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles) does not count towards the Computing & Data Science concentration.
  3. Juniors and seniors may also register for selected MBA courses if these courses do not have an equivalent undergraduate course. The permission of the Undergraduate Advising Office is required.
  4. A Stern elective course may satisfy only one concentration requirement (e.g., Decision Models and Analytics can count toward the Operations concentration requirement OR as an advanced C&SD elective, but it cannot satisfy both requirements)