2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Business Analytics

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate.)

Overview

To effectively meet increased expectations and help their organizations compete in this complex, uncertain world, BA Professionals will need to:

  • Learn new technology and how to apply emerging technologies in decision making business models.
  • Learn product management and process management including developing skills that support improvement in operational processes and customer experience challenges.
  • Learn and adopt agile approaches business solutions to deliver value in shorter time increments that can be tested with customers.

Students who would be interested in this certificate include those who are detail-oriented and enjoy working with data. This group includes:

  • Current LDS Business Accounting students (combined with an Accounting Certificate)
  • Transfer students - this certificate is designed as a stackable component to an Associate of Science Degree
  • Non-traditional students seeking specific skills to allow them to progress in their current jobs.

Business Analytics is fast becoming the center of business.  It was best described in a discussion with an industry expert when he said “Data is the new currency”.  The ability to analyze a business and extract relevant information from the incredible quantity of data being gathered is becoming a necessary skill.  It touches every phase of business.

Career Opportunities

Business Analytics is a significant growth opportunity in every industry.  Career opportunities include: Budget Analyst, Management Analyst, Financial Analyst, Operations Research, Accountants, Project Support Analyst, and many others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Ask well-developed analytical questions related to the Business Cycle.
  • Apply appropriate business analysis and data analytics techniques to resolve identified needs.
  • Extract, Transform and Load relevant data (ETL).
  • Present results of analysis to stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate abilities in team and project management.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 140Tableau for Business Analytics

1 credits

BA 170Fund of Business Analysis

2 credits

BA 250Data Analytics

2 credits

BA 270Advanced Business Analysis

3 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 140Tableau for Business Analytics

1 credits

BA 170Fund of Business Analysis

2 credits

BAP 115Excel and Intro. to Technology

1 credits

IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BA 250Data Analytics

2 credits

BA 270Advanced Business Analysis

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher