This fall the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business will add two new offerings to the current Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degree programs by including a major and concentration in Global Business and Business Analytics. Check back this Friday for a post on the benefits of our new Global Business programs.
A Growing Need for Data Analytics Skills
As big data becomes a mainstay in the business world many employers and employees alike are seeing a growing need for workers with business analytics skills. In fact, a 2014 study by the Graduate Management Council (GMAC) of business school alumni found that 65 percent of those currently working seek additional education to update skills in analytical thinking and data reasoning. In a separate study by GMAC, 51 percent of employers surveyed late last year indicated they planned to hire employees in a business analytics job function.
Despite the growing numbers of hires the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that the United States may be facing a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 individuals with deep business analytic skills.
A New Data Analytics Program
In a response to this need, our new Business Analytics program will prepare students for the complexities of decision-making in today’s data-driven business world. The program will cover topics including data management, data mining, visualizations and predictive modeling.
For business analytics graduates, the job opportunities are truly endless. Over half of the industries surveyed by GMAC indicated plans to hire business school graduates to fill data analytics positions.
Job options with a concentration or major in business analytics include:
- Business Systems Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Quantitative Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Pricing and Revenue Optimization Specialist
To learn more about our Business Analytics program, as well as a chance to meet our faculty and advisors, join us for an event near you or on campus.