A Degree For Today and Tomorrow

 
 
 2016-2017 Program Catalog

Career and Earnings Outlook

The business analyst’s career path can follow many directions, but all bring together the fields of IT and business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management analysts can anticipate 24% job growth through 2018, far above the average across all occupations. Demand from both government entities and the private sector are responsible for this high growth rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated the average annual salary for the following business analyst titles:

Title Average Annual Salary
 Budget Analyst  $71,220
 Computer Systems Analyst  $82,710
 Financial Analyst  $78,620
 Information Security Analyst  $88,890
 Management Analyst  $80,880

Help Your Business Reach Strategic Goals

Have you ever noticed how some organizations are great at setting goals, but fall short on the follow-through?  The skills you gain through the Accelerated Online Program for Adult Learners in Business Analytics equips you to help any company achieve its strategic goals through improved decision-making that’s based on evidence. Armed with the skills and knowledge you’ll gain through your coursework, you’ll be ready to become a true change agent in your organization, able to bring about positive results.

Students who choose this concentration come from a variety of backgrounds including marketing, business, finance, and information technology. The courses are highly experiential and will give you practical hands on opportunities to prescribe and produce different methods, models and data which will allow decision-makers to have a clearer understanding of their options and the potential outcomes.

Concentration Goals

By the time you complete the coursework required for the Business Analytics concentration, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the potential impact of implementing different solutions to solve business problems;
  • Investigate key trends in information technology and apply these new trends in a given context;
  • Utilize math and programming skills for a comprehensive understanding of the present and potential future states of an organization;
  • Apply complex, technical concepts to make sound business decisions using quantitative methods.

Core Courses*

Core Business Analytics courses include:

 Complete 20 credit hours of the following Concentration courses:
 MEBA 375  Statistics for Managers  (3 credits)
 MEBA 382  Research Design and Methodology  (3 credits)
 ANLY 400  Analytics Tools and Techniques  (4 credits)
 MEBA 472  Business Intelligence and Decision Making  (3 credits)
 MEBA 482  Quantitative Methods in Managerial Decision Making  (4 credits)
 MEBA 485  Marketing Analytics  (3 credits)

 

* A few of the courses in this concentration earn four hours credit. When enrolled in these courses, you will spend additional time connecting with your instructor and completing special in-depth assignments that give you a deeper knowledge of the subject than would otherwise be possible.