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.
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
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.
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:
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