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.
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.
On Feb. 25 and 26, seven UD students traveled to Austin with Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Michael Probus, BA '12 MBA '15, to advocate for continuing and/or increasing Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) money.+ Read More
Mike Kiegerl's youngest daughter, Christine, would have graduated from UD in the Class of 1994, but just before her graduation, she was struck by an impaired truck driver and died instantly. Kiegerl and his wife, Peggy, established the Christine S. Kiegerl Memorial Scholarship in their girl's memory in 1997.+ Read More
UD students not only read St. Augustine's "Confessions" in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God — they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.+ Read More