Business Analytics

If you’re someone who likes to run the numbers and see how they can be used to solve real-world problems, then business analytics might be the field for you! This program is designed to teach you how to extract meaningful information from data and transform it into actions that will improve an organization’s decision-making process.

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UTSA’s Business Analytics Program

A degree in Business Analytics at UTSA will provide the framework and analytical tools you’ll need to manage and decipher data, build models, and leverage the results to recognize problems and opportunities. You’ll be able to apply analytical models and acquire the essential quantitative and computer skills necessary to help solve problems in technical business environments.

What You’ll Learn

As a business analytics major, you’ll take specialized coursework in analytics, statistical programming, data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning in addition to core business classes like accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply analytical models and acquire essential quantitative and computer skills. You’ll utilize the latest software tools like R, Python, SAS, SQL and SPSS to learn how to create data visualizations, solve problems and help businesses make successful decisions.

Careers in Business Analytics

Top job titles for Business Analytics graduates include:

• Data Mining Analyst
• Business Intelligence Analyst
• Operations Analyst
• Economist

Business Analytics and its related career pathways are currently in higher demand than average in San Antonio with over 1,100 job opportunities for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. More than 144,000 business analytics-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Industries for Business Analytics Graduates

Business Analytics is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of business analytics-related positions over 2018-19 included:

• Insurance Carriers
• Depository Credit Intermediation
• General Hospitals
• Management and Consulting Services
• Employment Services

Salaries for Business Analytics Graduates

The salary range for open business analytics-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

lowest 10% $46,936
median $74,578
top 10% $108,447

Source: Burning Glass

Skills and Interests for Business Analytics Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a business analytics graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Business Analytics may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy solving puzzles and problems
• You like working with numbers
• You are a good planner
• You are detail oriented

Scholarships Offered:

  • Bartlett Cocke Executive-In-Residence Endowed Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at undergraduate or graduate level
    • Undergraduates must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours
    • Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must be enrolled as undergraduate in at least 12 or more semester credit hours or 9 or more semester credit hours as a graduate
  • The Rosemary Kowalski Endowed Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the graduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • ArchPoint Annual Honors Scholarship
    • Recipients must be enrolled full-time and actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the College of Business at the University of its successor.
    • Recipients must be enrolled in the University Honors College
    • Applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.25 on a scale of 4.0
  • The Hixon Family Endowed Scholarship
    • High school students applying must be in the upper 20% of their high school class and have a SAT score of 1140 or an ACT score of 25 or above
    • Transfer students must have a GPA of 3.2
    • Must be actively pursuing a degree in the College of Business
    • Minimum CUM GPA of 3.0
  • BJ’S RESTAURANTS, INC, ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average
  • College of Business Advisory Council Endowed Scholarship
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Diamond Shamrock Legacy Endowed Scholarship for the College of Business
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Judy and James Adams Endowed Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business or Engineering at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Students
    • Graduate student pursuing a degree in the College of Business
    • Must enroll full-time in fall and spring semesters
  • Lieutenant Colonel Philip J. Piccione Endowed Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average
  • Ruth and Dan Bates Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Shelly Palmer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    • Declared undergraduate marketing major in the College of Business
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Stay Ready Professional Annual Scholarship
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
    • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT score of 27
  • T.C. Frost Endowed Scholarship for Citizenship
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • The Dr. and Mrs. Robert V. West, Jr. Endowed Leadership Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the graduate or undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • The Emily Zachry Ansley Endowed Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average
  • The Frost Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate or graduate level
    • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • The Gayle Hissner Perron Annual Business Scholarship
    • Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • The Governor’s Club Scholarship Endowment
    • Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

Student Life

As a business analytics major, you’ll take specialized coursework in analytics, statistical programming, data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning in addition to core business classes like accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply analytical models and acquire essential quantitative and computer skills. You’ll utilize the latest software tools like R, Python, SAS, SQL and SPSS to learn how to create data visualizations, solve problems and help businesses make successful decisions. Students studying Business Analytics may consider becoming involved in:

  • Global Business Brigades at UTSA
  • The Professional Businesswomen Society
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
  • Business Student Council