Business Analytics


New Major! 

From Seattle University's 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.

The Business Analytics (BUAN) major is for those who have an interest in identifying complex business problems in terms of analytical models, developing solutions that achieve stated objectives, and translating the results into recommendations for effective courses of action. Our graduates will be knowledgeable regarding business practices, language, and strategies so as to be able to understand problem situations well and quickly, and communicate their findings effectively to senior management. BUAN is an excellent major to pair with other Business Administration majors.


BUAN majors will work toward learning the following skills:

  • data visualization
  • data base management
  • statistical programming
  • data mining
  • machine learning
  • big data
  • applied problem solving
  • ethical and legal understanding of data analytics

Computing Software

Students will use a number of different computing software programs including, but not restricted to:

  • R
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Hadoop
  • Power BI

Example Job Titles for BUAN Graduates

  • 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