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Business Analytics, BA

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Shanghai, China

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Analytics prepares students for a career in Business Analytics, also known as Business Intelligence. Students are offered an integrated business and information technology education that is the key driver to ask the right questions to uncover the strategic information needs within organizations, answer these questions by extracting and assessing meaningful data, and clearly communicate the information from the data so that sound decisions can be made. The emphasis of this program is on developing students’ business, technological, analytical, and communication skills. During the application components of this program, students work independently, in groups, and with community organizations to further develop the necessary skills needed for a business analyst.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Prepare students’ abilities to understand business concepts, terms, and theories.
  • Prepare students in becoming proficient in the use of computer languages, databases, and other applications of information technology.
  • Develop students’ understanding of business problems.
  • Develop students’ analytical skills used in business decisions.
  • Develop students’ ability to solve problems through the use of critical thinking techniques.
  • Develop students’ communication skills necessary to meet the needs of business organizations.
  • Prepare students for a professional work environment as a business analyst.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Analytics, students must earn 130 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Courses

Lower Division Business Analytics Major Courses (27.0 credit hours)
Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Essentials of Networking 3.0 credit hours
Web Systems 3.0 credit hours
Problem Solving Using Computer Software 3.0 credit hours
Integrated Studies Capstone Course For Lower Division 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
AMH1010 - American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
AMH1020 - American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
POS1041 - Political Science 3.0 credit hours
PSY1012 - * Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
SYG1000 - * Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communication (3.0 credit hours)
SPC1017 - Speech Communication 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
CGS1000 - Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 credit hours)
ECO1023 - Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
ECO2013 - Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
ENC1101 - * English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
ENC2013 - * English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
AML1000 - * American Literature 3.0 credit hours
ENL1000 - * English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (10.0 credit hours)
STA2023 - Statistics 3.0 credit hours
MAD2104 - Discrete Mathematics and Probability 4.0 credit hours
MAC2233 - Survey of Calculus 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
BSC1010 - General Biology or... 3.0 credit hours
BSC2010 - General Biology 3.0 credit hours
BSC1011 - Advanced Biology or... 3.0 credit hours
BSC2011 - Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
CHM2045 - Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
CHM2046 - Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
PHY2053 - Physics I 3.0 credit hours
PHY2054 - Physics II 3.0 credit hours
BSC1030 - Environmental Biology 3.0 credit hours

* Must be completed with a "C" or higher for Gordon Rule credit.

Upper Division Courses

Upper Division Business Analytics Major Courses (54.0 credit hours)
Managerial Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Legal/Ethical Environment of Business 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Managerial Finance 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Project Management 3.0 credit hours
Marketing Strategy 3.0 credit hours
Business Case Studies Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Quantitative Approach to Business 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Business Programming 3.0 credit hours
Systems Analysis Methodologies 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Business Intelligence 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Business Intelligence 3.0 credit hours
Database Management Systems 3.0 credit hours
Data Mining and Warehousing 3.0 credit hours
Cloud and Internet Computing 3.0 credit hours
Integrated Studies Capstone Course or... 3.0 credit hours
Integrated Studies Capstone Course 3.0 credit hours
Internship in Business Analytics: Information Systems and Operations Management or... 3.0 credit hours
Special Topic and Projects in Operations Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education (9.0 credit hours)
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Management Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Group Communication and Team Interaction 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division major courses are undertaken.

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