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Business Analytics Major & Minor

Management Studies

Transform Data. Impact the Business World.

Are you naturally curious and driven to discover solutions to complex problems? Do you enjoy working with numbers and data? Are you interested in a rapidly growing field where you convert data into actionable insights? If so, the Business Analytics major may be a great fit for you.

Data has transformed how we live, work, and think and businesses that compete on analytics have become the most successful businesses of the 21st century. Business analytics represents a new rapidly growing industry that is focused on the extensive use of data, models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions.

The Business Analytics major prepares students to provide valuable analytic support for management and strategic decision making. Students hone their quantitative skills, enhance their understanding of databases and information, and gain access to state-of-the-art software programs.

Graduates from this program integrate their subject matter expertise in data analysis, intellectual curiosity and creativity with business expertise, “soft” teamwork, leadership, storytelling, and project management skills to capture big opportunities from Big Data.

Areas of Study
  • Business Principles
  • Statistics
  • Data Visualization
  • Econometrics
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Analytics
  • Database Management
  • Big Data
  • Database Design

Acquired Skills
  • Apply appropriate quantitative analytics techniques to solve business problems.
  • Generate insights into industry needs and identify trends and business opportunities. Confidently communicate recommendations to organizational stakeholders.

Career Opportunities
Data analytics is affecting nearly every aspect of our lives and there is increasing demand for graduates with analytic skills. Business Analytics graduates find exciting career opportunities across all industries in positions such as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Informatics Specialist

The Major and Minors may be declared through the LSBE Advising & Academic Services Office.