The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics teaches you how to apply data analytics and mining techniques to help you meet your organization’s business objectives. You’ll be given problem-solving exercises working with fictional data sets and analysis for hands-on learning. The curriculum will prepare you to collect and analyze data in order to help you to tackle difficulties in business processes and create better tools for decision-making. Regardless of your industry, acquiring training in business intelligence is good preparation for positions as a business analyst, analytic system designer, or data scientist.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Integrate the various statistical analytics outputs and applications.
  • Implement the models and add-ins used by Excel to process statistical data.
  • Deconstruct student experiences with real time analytics applications and work problems.
  • Produce a functional or chronological analytic project, along with an appropriate display and interpretation of results, findings, and recommendations for decision makers.
  • Integrate key issues and topics in a reflective essay from the overall program experience.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required39
General Concentration9
Final Program Requirements6
Elective Requirements36
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours) 1
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Art Appreciation
Film and Literature
Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
World Literature through the Renaissance
World Literature since the Renaissance
English Literature: Beowulf to18th Century
English Literature: 18th Century to Present
American Literature before The Civil War
American Literature from The Civil War to Present
Arabic I
Arabic II
French I
French II
German I
German II
Introduction to Japanese
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy of Science
Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese
Introduction to World Religions
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours) 1
Select 1 course from the following:3
Microeconomics for Business
Macroeconomics for Business
Select 1 course from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Human Sexuality
Social Media and Society
Intercultural Communication
Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective
Introduction to Geography
Practical Food Safety and Awareness
International Relations I
Contemporary World Culture Through Literature
Cultural Diversity in Contemporary American Literature
American Government I
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
American Popular Culture
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (8 semester hours)
COMM110Information & Digital Literacy2
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Public Speaking
Effectiveness in Writing
Composition and Literature
Scientific Writing
Technical Writing
Business Writing
Human Relations Communication
Information Literacy and Global Citizenship
Introduction to Information Technology Writing
Human Relations
History (3 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:3
American History to 1877
American History since 1877
World Civilization before 1650
World Civilization since 1650
Western Civilization before The Thirty Years War
Western Civilization since The Thirty Years War
African-American History before 1877
African-American History since 1877
History of the American Indian
History of Science
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences with Lab (4 semester hours)
Select 1 course from the following:4
Habitable Worlds Are We Alone with Lab
Introduction to Biology with Lab
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
Introduction to Physics with Lab
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab
Introduction to Meteorology with Lab
Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
Total Semester Hours30
1

All literature courses require successful completion of ENGL101 - Proficiency in Writing or ENGL110 - Making Writing Relevant.

Major Required (39 semester hours)

ACCT105Accounting for Non Accounting Majors3
BUSN100Basics of Business3
MGMT101Principles of Supervision3
MKTG201Fundamentals of Marketing3
ITCC200Application Software Integration3
BUSN311Law and Ethics in the Business Environment3
BUSN312Operations Research (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra, MATH111 - College Trigonometry, or MATH225 - Calculus)3
BUSN410Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Decisions3
FINC300Foundations of Financial Management3
MATH302Statistics (Prerequisite: MATH110 - College Algebra or MATH111 - College Trigonometry or MATH225 - Calculus)3
BUSN250Analytics I3
BUSN350Analytics II3
BUSN450Advanced Analytics3
Total Semester Hours39

General Concentration (9 semester hours)

A general concentration allows you to take courses across a number of areas of study within your program based on your own interests.

Select 3 courses from the following:9
Applied Analytics I
Applied Analytics II (prerequisite: ANLY460 - Applied Analytics I)
Applied Analytics III (prerequisite: ANLY461 - Applied Analytics II)
Total Semester Hours9

Final Program Requirements (6 semester hours)

ANLY499Analytics Senior Seminar (to be taken as the last course before graduation) 16
Total Semester Hours6
1

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and completion of all major courses prior to enrollment.

Elective Requirements (36 semester hours)

Select any courses that have not been used to fulfill major requirements. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.