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BS in Business Analytics

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Introduction

From software development to investment banking and health care, businesses and institutions of all kinds rely on a multitude of data to measure performance, predict change and guide corporate strategy. Quinnipiac’s BS in Business Analytics teaches students how to mine, interpret and present complex data in a clear and impactful way, making them indispensable to any organization.

Overview

Harness the new language of business

Modern companies rely on data-savvy professionals to drive their marketing initiatives, optimize operations and capitalize on new market trends. The BS in Business Analytics teaches you the skills needed to extract and manage data, as well as design and implement analytics-based solutions. Upon graduating, you’ll be positioned for a lucrative career as an analyst in fields such as marketing research, finance, advertising, management and supply chain operations, to name just a few.

Our multidisciplinary curriculum combines core business knowledge with a strong foundation in skills such as data mining and analysis, database management and predictive modeling. Courses utilize the same powerful tools and software used by professional data analysts, including SQL programming language, SAS (the leader in commercial analytics software) and Tableau (interactive data visualization software). After completing the program, you will be awarded a Certificate in Business Analytics using SAS.

A hallmark of the program is its experiential component. During the capstone course, you’ll utilize the business analytics tools and techniques you’ve accumulated to prepare a solution for a major business or social project. An internship, required for all business analytics students, provides you with the opportunity to use these skills and insights in a professional setting under the supervision of practicing experts. 

Curriculum & Requirements

BS in Business Analytics Curriculum

As with all programs within the School of Business, students must meet the requirements of the University Curriculum, the School of Business Core Curriculum, and the specific requirements of the major for a total of 122 credits:

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Business Analytics Core
CIS 255Data Visualization3
CIS 350Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)3
CIS 351Database Programming and Design3
BAN 210Data Preparation and File Structure3
BAN 400Data Mining3
BAN 420Machine Learning3
BAN 484Business Analytics Internship3
BAN 450Business Analytics Capstone3
BAN Electives
Select 6 credits of BAN courses6
Open Electives
Select 15 15
Total Credits122