Joe Woodside teaching students

Department of Business Systems and Analytics

With ever-increasing amounts of data, organizations are identifying the importance of Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) 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), 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, and analytics.

Career and experientially-oriented, the programs provide opportunities for internships and many other real-world experiences through the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics.