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Business Analytics

Collecting and analyzing data to figure out how an organization can leverage the information to work smarter and more efficiently.

Every time you shop online, fill out a form, download an app, or share a post, you’re providing data. Imagine the billions of bits of information out there, waiting to be analyzed so businesses can benefit from this unbelievable amount of crucial data.

That’s where a business analyst comes in, a job the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will increase 22 percent by 2020. For good reason: Harvesting data and mining it for nuggets of usable information is a pillar of business in the 21st century. Learn how the use of data, information technology, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and computer-based models can help managers gain improved insight into business operations and make better, fact-based decisions.

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Your Future in Business Analytics

A Bureau of Labor Statistics report reveals 22% job growth in the business analytics field — outpacing the average of all occupations. Competition can be significant because many career backgrounds can lend to this area, so a specific degree in business analytics helps your expertise stand out. Business analysts may work as solo practitioners or as part of large organizations that employ numerous consultants.
Contact Us
Graham School of Business
Nicole Sadowski, PhD,
Chair, Accounting, Finance and Business Analytics Department
Willman Business Center, Room 205
Phone: 717.815.1952