Bachelor of Science in Business
Looking for a major that’s all but guaranteed to result in a hefty salary with serious benefits? Consider Business Analytics. With more companies using big data, there is a huge demand for data analytic specialists who know how to manage information, spot patterns and draw conclusions.
Business Analytics is the study of data through analysis and modeling. Analytics solutions help decision makers and managers discover new ways to strategize, plan and optimize business operations, as well as capture new market opportunities.
The curriculum and senior project offer you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems and walk away with a project guaranteed to impress potential employers.
Begin your journey with introductory courses in management and business principles.
- BUSM 10000 – Management Lectures
- BUSM 10100 – Introduction to Business
Explore the science of business analytics and study ways to develop your business career.
- BUSM 20000 – Intro to Career Development
- BIZA 25000 – Introduction To Business Analytics
Learn how to apply statistics and data management solutions to business problems.
- BIZA 32500 – Applied Business Statistics
- BIZA 35000 – Data Management For Business
Finish strong with courses in decision making as well as the mining, preparation and visualization of data. You’ll also complete a senior project.
- BIZA 41000 – Data Mining In Business
- BIZA 42000 – Decision Analytics
- BIZA 43000 – Data Preparation And Visualization
- BIZA 49000 – Senior Project
The Business Analytics program at PNW offers courses taught by industry professionals and globally recognized faculty.
This major provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to respond to the latest challenges in business today. You’ll be equipped with essential analytical tools, including advanced spreadsheet applications and complex data analytics techniques.
As a student in this program, you can apply for the Business Analytics Scholarship.
Beyond the Classroom
Business Analytics students are encouraged to participate in the Information Systems Student Association (ISSA).
Business analysis jobs are available in many industries. No matter where you start, opportunities for advancement are available. In-demand roles include:
- Logistics Analyst
- Business Analyst
- IT Business Analyst
PNW Business Analytics grads are employed at companies like:
- Applied Systems
Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). This accreditation positions PNW with the other top business schools across the world.
I realized it [the program] was definitely where I wanted to go. It didn’t seem like a place where people got lost.
My experience at PNW has been very special, as there has always been somebody there to help me and guide me in the right direction.
Meet the Faculty
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
Serdar Turedi is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Purdue University Northwest. He currently serves as the program coordinator for the Business Analytics major.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics
Russ Mulligan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics in the Department of Quantitative Business Studies, with a focus on improving business operations.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Prof. Mick teaches introductory through advanced courses IS, software, web and database development, and leads the intro course, with books/materials for other instructors in the College of Business.