Business Analytics, AA
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Business Analytics, AA

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Shanghai, China

Keiser University’s Associate of Arts in Business Analytics degree represents the first half of the Bachelor of Arts degree. In a similar fashion to the BA, this program provides students with the foundation and introductory courses in Business Analytics, also known as Business Intelligence. Students are offered a series of introductory integrated business and information technology courses. This program is designed to introduce and provide a foundation for assisting students in analyzing introductory level business issues. Graduates will be able to assist in the collection, analysis, and utilization of business data, as well as contribute to the making of business decisions and communicating with commercial entities.  The focus 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 external or third-party entities to further develop the necessary skills needed for a business analyst.

Program Objectives

  • Prepare students’ abilities to understand fundamental business concepts, terms, and theories.
  • Start the process by which students will become proficient at the introductory level in the use of computer languages, databases, and other applications of information technology for business functions.
  • Introduce and enhance students’ understanding of business problems and issues.
  • Introduce students to the analytical skills used in the making of business decisions.
  • Develops students’ ability to solve problems through the use of critical thinking techniques.
  • Develop students’ communication skills as required to meet the needs of business organizations.
  • Prepare students for employment in professional working environments as a business analyst.

The program is offered at the Flagship Campus and Shanghai, China Campus. The Chinese program consists of three (3) years of study at the Keiser University Shanghai Campus, followed by one (1) year of study at the Keiser University Flagship Campus. Some of the transferred courses are not included in this Associates of Arts program listing as they are upper division courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.  For American domestic students, the program consists of the traditional two-year model. For information on how this program fits with the BA program, please see the portion of the catalog that lists the Bachelor of Arts in Business Analytics.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Business Analytics, students must complete ­­­­61.0 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 20 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

Lower Division Courses

Lower Division General Education Courses (37.0 credit hours)
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech Communication 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 credit hours)
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (10.0 credit hours)
Statistics (required) 3.0 credit hours
Discrete Mathematics and Probability (required) 4.0 credit hours
Survey of Calculus (China Program) 3.0 credit hours
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (3.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Business Analytics Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles I 3.0 credit hours
Accounting Principles II 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Financial Management 3.0 credit hours
Problem Solving with Computer Software 3.0 credit hours
Restricted Electives
Essentials of Networking 3.0 credit hours
Web Systems 3.0 credit hours

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