Successful companies rely on analytics to predict, adapt, and optimize every aspect of their business practices to provide their own unique competitive edge. With the new Albers School of Business and Economics Business Analytics (BUAN) major, you’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills to join the big data revolution and become a valuable asset in helping businesses continue to hone that competitive edge.
You’ll benefit from our small class sizes that deliver excellent learning and mentorship environments, and from our connections to the thriving regional business culture that looks to Albers for recruiting the best and the brightest. In fact, our Business Analytics program focuses on the critical skills and abilities that our advisory board of local business leaders tells us are highly sought after in today’s data-driven business landscape. With hands-on experience utilizing real-world data, you’ll learn to identify complex business problems in terms of analytical models, all while acquiring the skills and confidence to effectively translate your findings into recommendations for effective courses of action.
Our students are studying and applying the skills that are necessary for developing data supported solutions for today's business problems--bridging the gap between computer scientists and business disciplinarians. Indications are, there will be a 10:1 ratio of demand for graduates from business analytic programs relative to computer science.
I am double majoring in Business Analytics and Accounting and drawing connections between those two curriculums has been one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at Seattle University. It has put into perspective how interconnected the business world is, and especially with Business Analytics, I can see how the skills of data analysis and strategic thinking that we’re building are going to be transferrable to many different career options.
Upon transferring to the Albers School of Business and Economics, I was welcomed into an institution that fosters student creativity and social responsibility. The undergraduate analytics program provides students opportunities to apply the technical skills they learn into areas of personal interest, with instructors who engage and offer professional insight through every milestone.
Our new Business Analytics major drives skills-based learning for today’s business needs.
BUAN majors will work toward learning the following skills:
• Data Visualization
• Database Management
• Statistical Programming
• Data Mining
• Machine Learning
• Big Data
• Applied Problem Solving
• Ethical and legal understanding of Data Analytics
• Communication of technical information to nontechnical audiences
Students will use a number of different computing software programs including:
• Data Scientist, Deloitte
• Business Data Analyst, CUNA Mutual
• Associate Business Data Analysis, The Hartford Financial Services
• Business Intelligence Consultant, Dimensional Insight
• BI Engineer, Little Caesars
• Research Analyst, McKinsey & Company
• Quantitative Analyst, Cadeo Group
Albers School of Business & Economics offers you outstanding academic learning and business experience built on a foundation of more than seventy years. As an undergraduate student at the nationally ranked Albers School of Business and Economics, you will benefit from small class sizes to grow and connect with faculty and peers. Our faculty are highly qualified and committed to teaching the skills and concepts needed for you to succeed in business.
Situated in a major hub of the tech community, Seattle University is the perfect place to study business analytics. Opportunities abound for internships and careers at such well-known companies as Microsoft, Boeing, Costco, and Amazon, as well as at the multitude of smaller companies and startups located here.