Business Analytics

The Business Analytics concentration offers techniques and skills using computer applications to explore and investigate business data, to gain insight into business performance and to drive business decisions. It prepares students for data analysis and business analytical careers in businesses and organizations.

Course Requirements

Core Courses (19 hours for Women’s College; 15 hours for Evening College):

  • BUS 261. Principles of Accounting I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 262. Principles of Accounting II (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 311. Business Law and Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 371. Business Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 470I. Internship (4 s.h.; Women’s College only)
  • GB    401. Global Business Enterprise (3 s.h.)

Concentration Courses (15 hours)*:

  • CIS 110. Fundamentals of Computer and Information Science (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 111. An Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic. (3 s.h.)
  • CIS 350. Database Management Systems (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 353. Introduction to Business Analytics (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 409. Data Visualization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 410. Advanced Topics in Business Analytics (3 s.h.)

Electives (6 hours):

  • 6 additional hours from Business, Computer and Information Science or Global Business courses numbered 200 or higher and approved by the division head

* Upper-level courses will be offered through the Evening College. Students concentrating in Business Analytics must officially co-enroll for all Evening College courses taken. Co-enrollment restrictions and waiting periods will be automatically waived.

At least 12 hours (or 9 hours for the Evening College) of the core courses and 15 hours of the concentration and elective courses must be taken at Columbia College.

Other requirements in General Education:

Women’s College – Mathematics 107 or Mathematics 160 must be taken to satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement. Business 350 must be taken to satisfy the information technology literacy requirement. Writing 305 must be taken to satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement. Economics 201, 202, and Mathematics 140 must be taken as restricted electives.

Evening College – The above courses (Mathematics 107, 140; Economics 201, 202; Business 350; Writing 305) must be taken as restricted electives.

Course descriptions are here.