Online Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics

Big data has the power to transform businesses for the better. Companies can generate valuable insight and reporting when data is combined with effective, thorough and accurate analysis. A Bachelor of Science in business data analytics can be your path to developing a well-rounded set of competencies that support analysis and change management efforts, including leadership of large scale analytics programs.

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Next start date: 10/13/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is data analytics for business?

Data analytics for business is the process of extracting useful information and context from data. This core concept is quite simple, although the tools and processes used to gather insights from raw data are often very advanced. Automated digital tools handle, manage and transform data into understandable information. Professionals interpret the meaning of patterns in the data, group together related findings and engage in other high-level tasks that make the results of analysis actionable.

A company might use data analytics to:

  • Generate reporting about inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify key trends.
  • Influence the development of new products and services.
  • Track relevant metrics related to operations and performance.

What is a business data analytics degree?

 

A business data analytics degree focuses on the knowledge, skills and experience needed to create and manage big data initiatives and their associated processes. Data warehousing, dimensional modeling, big data analytics methods and more are key topics.

This program can prepare you to work in information services (IS) and data analytics environments. As a W. P. Carey student, you can benefit from input provided by our executive advisory board, as well as cutting-edge research taking place in the Actionable Analytics Lab and Digital Society Initiative.

During your studies, you can develop organizational and technical competencies, including:

  • Asking relevant business questions.
  • Asset analysis.
  • Cleansing.
  • Descriptive analytics.
  • Gathering.
  • Integration.
  • Modeling.
  • Predictive analytics.
  • Prescriptive analytics.

What jobs require a degree in business data analytics?

 

Many companies hiring for data analyst roles may prefer or only accept applications from candidates with a relevant degree. By earning a business data analytics degree, you can capably serve as a data architect or change agent, or operate a suite of analytics tools. Opportunities may exist in government roles and large-scale business organizations.

Will my business analytics degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured business analytics degree courses

The business analytics degree places a high level of emphasis on the competencies required to effectively and efficiently transform raw data into actionable information. Along the way, you’ll build more general business skills, such as critical thinking and effective verbal and written communication. Featured courses include:


CIS 235: Introduction to Information Systems


CIS 315: Introduction to Business Data Analytics


CIS 355: Business Data Warehouses and Dimensional Modeling


CIS 375: Business Data Mining


CIS 415: Big Data Analytics in Business


CIS 450: Enterprise Analytics


What can I do with a business data analytics degree?

The curriculum of a business data analytics degree has direct connections to roles involving data warehousing and mining, along with dimensional modeling and similar tasks. Analyst and administrator roles can be within your reach after graduation. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Business Intelligence Analyst


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Computer Network Administrator


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Computer Network Analyst


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Computer Programmer


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Computer Scientist


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Data Management Specialist


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Database Administrator (DBA)


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Information Security Analyst


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Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)


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Educators with deep backgrounds in data analytics and business

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Educators with deep backgrounds in data analytics and business

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Business data analytics degree admission requirements

Freshman direct admission requirements

Transfer direct admission requirements

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Preparing the next generation of business and analytics leaders

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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