Business Analytics is a truly interdisciplinary major with applications in all areas of business. Students embarking on this path will develop solid skills in data mining and methods of discovery, all while exploring the role of ethics and the social value associated with big data collection and usage.
Loras College is a leader in analytics, and this program is part of a larger Business Analytics effort that includes an MBA in Analytics, a Certificate in Analytics and the Center for Business Analytics. These programs generate a culture of data science and offer students a glimpse into the diverse opportunities available beyond graduation.
Students will be expected to participate in internships and at the annual Analytics Symposium beyond their classroom activities.
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TRANSFORM DATA INTO VALUE
Data science and analytics are transforming how organizations interact with customers, suppliers and society. Data is being generated in stunning volume, velocity and variety, and how we choose to use this new form of information says a great deal about our values and ourselves. Students who graduate from Loras College with a Business Analytics degree are capable of having an immediate impact on organizations struggling to utilize their data and can help cultivate enhanced forms of customer relationships.
McKinsey estimates there will be 1.9 million jobs to support big data by 2015, and McKinsey Quarterly estimates that business intelligence needs will exceed available workers by 60 percent by then as well.
Data scientists and analytics professionals are needed in all areas of business, including but not limited to:
Supply Chain Management
Health Care and Medical Research
Financial Modeling and Prediction
Accounting and Audit
Insurance and Actuarial Analytics
Business Process Management and Operations
Government and Environmental Studies