Business Analytics

Big Data, Bigger Results, Brighter Futures

Within the rapidly developing frontier of Big Data, this 30-credit-hour program prepares results-driven individuals to influence strategy, processes and decision-making by exploring relationships through  data analysis. Data, both structured and unstructured, must be analyzed and understood in order to gain value and insight. Students will learn the technical skills for deriving meaning from big data, as well as the business knowledge to effectively communicate results to key stakeholders. Careers in this high-demand field include pricing and revenue optimization specialist, strategy consultant, business intelligence consultant, business systems analyst and data analyst, among others.

This program is a STEM-designated degree program which qualifies graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 17 months, for a total of 29 months.

With four additional courses, students can earn an MBA with a business analytics concentration.

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The programs in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business are accredited by AACSB and incorporate practical and experiential learning taught by instructors with decades of real-world relevant business experience.

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