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Business Analytics

Add Analytics Skills to Your Business Major Concentration

Prepare yourself for the growing opportunities in analytics when you earn a St. Thomas undergraduate business degree with a co-concentration in Business Analytics. Analytics is the process of transforming data into insights. Business Analytics is an analytics subtype that emphasizes the specific business needs and the use of data to support the business. This program introduces methodologies and technologies used to drive decision-making using data with an emphasis on business domain knowledge and introduces students to the specific analytical tools and techniques used in practice by modern businesses.

A co-concentration means that the Business Analytics program requires the formal declaration and completion of the business major and another primary concentration (except the General Business concentration). The Business Analytics Co-Concentration cannot be completed as a standalone concentration.

If you’re interested in expanding your analytics skills within a business function, the co-concentration in Business Analytics will serve you well.

Program Overview

  • Course Requirements
  • Four Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Tutoring
  • Internships
  • Course Requirements

    All undergraduate business students are required to take core courses, concentration courses related to their major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Business Analytics Co-Concentration Courses

    Four Year Plan

    Year 1

    • ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    • BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    • ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics

    Year 2

    • ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    • BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business
    • BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 cr)
    • CISC 200 Introductory Computer Technology and Business Applications
    • FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    • MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations
    • MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    • OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives and co-concentration required courses. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Degrees Awarded

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in (their primary business concentration area) and a co-concentration in Business Analytics.

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    All undergraduate business students are required to take core courses, concentration courses related to their major, and allied courses, which take place outside of the Opus College of Business.

    Business Analytics Co-Concentration Courses

    Four Year Plan

    Four Year Plan

    Year 1

    • ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    • BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    • ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Allied courses in economics, math, and statistics

    Year 2

    • ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    • BETH 300 Ethical Principles in Business
    • BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders I
    • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 cr)
    • CISC 200 Introductory Computer Technology and Business Applications
    • FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    • MGMT 200 Working Skillfully in Organizations
    • MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    • OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Years 3 & 4

    As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives and co-concentration required courses. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.

    Degrees Awarded

    Degrees Awarded

    Students who complete this coursework receive a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in (their primary business concentration area) and a co-concentration in Business Analytics.

    Tutoring

    Tutoring

    Your professor is always available to help you with your coursework. If you need extra help with your core courses in accounting, finance, or operations, free tutors are also available. Whether you’re stuck on an assignment or want help preparing for an exam, our tutors are always glad to work with you. You can schedule a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, or drop in during open hours.

    Internships

    Internships

    St. Thomas maintains a large network of alumni and local business connections, which leads to real-world learning opportunities, internships and—oftentimes—employment after graduation. When you’re ready for an internship, the Career Development Center can help you find a position that supports your professional goals.

    Scholarships

    GHR Fellows Program

    GHR Fellows receive:

    • Full tuition and fees for four years (and may, pending demonstrated financial need, receive grant funds that cover room and board at St. Thomas)
    • A fully funded J-Term study abroad experience
    • Professional coaching and mentorship
    • Networking opportunities with Fortune 500 business executives and community leaders
    GHR Fellows Program

    Scholarships

    Fauth Business Scholarships

    The Opus College of Business awards this competitive scholarship to incoming students who intend to major in Business. Each year, up to four $10,000/year scholarships are awarded.

    Fauth Business Scholarships
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    Career Opportunities

    Typical jobs in business analytics include:

    • Data Translator
    • Business Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Project Manager
    • Process Optimization
    • Marketing Strategist
    • Predictive Analyst
    • Experiment Designer

    Learning Through Service: Business 200

    We believe that businesses need to be socially responsible in the communities where they operate. All undergraduate business majors and minors are required to complete BUSN 200, a zero-credit, tuition-free course that includes 40 hours of community service and a series of reflective seminars. This service learning helps you grow into a highly principled global business professional, and an effective and ethical leader who’s prepared to make positive contributions in both your profession and community.

    St. Thomas Career Services

    The experts in the Career Development Center can help you find internships, develop job hunting skills, and put you in touch with business leads—both alumni and St. Thomas connections in the broader Twin Cities business scene. We can help you:

    • Clarify your strengths and how they relate to majors and career fields
    • Map out a career plan
    • Create your résumé and prepare for interviews
    • Look for internships and jobs