Business Data Analytics — Bachelor's Degree Program (BS)
Big Data has arrived. It is now accepted not just by the experts in the field, but also by those working in every industry sector and government that this not a fad, but a trend that is bound to continue. Harnessing this data will require specialized skills such as data scientists, data architects, data modelers, data visualizers, and data infrastructure operators.
A major in data analytics delivers the knowledge, skills and experience you need to create and manage Big Data infrastructure and large-scale business data analytics in organizations. You’ll sharpen organizational and technical competencies to implement data gathering, cleansing, integration and modeling tasks and data asset analysis for business applications. Topics covered include data warehousing, dimensional modeling, big data analytics methods, visualization tools and techniques, data mining, and predictive analytics.
The demand for professionals with business analytics skills is strong and growing. Nearly 90 percent of employers indicate that their needs for business intelligence/data analytics will increase in the future. Typical positions include data analysts, data architects, data visualization developers, data change agents and data operators.
The W. P. Carey degree in business data analytics has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 52.1301). The STEM designation allows eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 29 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.