Program Overview

Today's executives can no longer afford to rely on instinct when making critical decisions. Increasingly, professional organizations are relying on Data Analytics (DA), Business Analytics (BA), and Business Intelligence (BI) to glean immeasurable value from organizational data, social networks, and "Big Data."

The B.S. in Data Analytics focuses on the collection, analysis, application, and management of data to make better decisions. The goal: actionable insight that will provide real competitive advantage in a data-driven world. 

Program Educational Objectives

Five years after graduation the graduates should be:
1.  Contributing to the work force in their specialty such as but not limited to data analytics, business analytics, data mining, and data warehousing.
2.  Advancing their careers via continuous learning and professional development through the attainment of professional certification, professional study and research or graduate education.
3. Assuming a poisition of leadership within their organization.
4. Contributing to economic development and society through the development, maintenance, and management of data-centric analytics systems used in business, government, or other organizations.

Program Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the graduate should have:
1. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based information system, process, component, or program to meet desired business or organizational specifications,
2. An ability to apply knowledge of information systems, programming and mathematics appropriate to the discipline,
3. An ability to demonstrate sufficient background knowledge in Operating Systems, Networking, Data Communication, Database Technology, Information Systems Planning, and Project Management,
4. An ability to analyze an information systems problem, define performance specifications to solve the problem and identify feasible solutions while recognizing the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society,
5. An ability to function effectively on teams and to be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences,
6. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for information systems practices by recognizing the need for, and the ability to engage in, continuing professional development
7. An ability to understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
8.    Create and manage information systems that allow for effective decision making, increased employee productivity and optimal service of an organization's information needs.
9.    Effectively leverage information to gain the best return on investment from an organization's information systems.
10.   Gain a strategic competitive advantage by using information to make better business decisions.
11.   Graduates of the program can expect to support data warehousing, data mining and geographic information systems to aid in marketing research and segmentation.

Specialized Courses

Intro to Data Analytics   Database Management Systems 
Data Warehousing     Decision Support Systems
Data Mining    Knowledge Management
Geographic Information Systems   Cyberlaw

Business Areas of Interest

Accounting   Management
Finance   Marketing
Legal Environment   General Busines

Sample Positions

Data Analyst   BI Project Managemer
Business Analyst   BI Architect
Data Scientist   Data Mining Architect
BI Consultant / Specialist   BI Applications Specialist
BI Manager / Director     Data Warehouse Administrator 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

2016 -- 20 Students Enrolled, 3 Graduates

2017 -- 20 Students Enrolled, 2 Graduates

Above is Spring Term Enrollment