Joe Woodside teaching students

Department of Business Systems and Analytics

With ever-increasing amounts of data, organizations are identifying the importance of Business Systems and Analytics (BSAN) for decision-making.  Gartner recognized BIA as one of the fastest-growing trends in information and communication technology (ICT). To realize the full potential of these technologies, organizations require well-trained and educated management and analytic subject matter experts to transform data and results into actionable information for decisions. A McKinsey Global Institute report identified that the U.S. will need 1.5 million data-savvy managers and analysts and will soon face a shortfall of 140,000-190,000 analytics workers.

The Business Systems and Analytics (BSAN) programs at Stetson are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated programs to meet the needs of 21st-century employers and compete in an increasingly advanced business and technology-focused environment.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that most STEM workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are employed by the Business sector, and STEM occupations are projected to grow over two times faster than the total for all occupations through 2031.  STEM workers also report higher median earnings and lower unemployment rates than non-STEM workers.  Top STEM careers with above-average growth include Information Analysts, Data Scientists, Statisticians, Operations and Market Analysts, and Database Architects.

The Business Systems and Analytics (BSAN), Applied Statistics, and Data Analytics programs both combine a strong business component with an in-depth study of state-of-the-art technology and experiential learning to prepare students for professional careers in business intelligence, information systems, statistics, database management, business analysis, machine learning, and analytics. Career and experientially-oriented, the programs provide opportunities for internships and many other real-world experiences.