Data is often the main focus of business analytics, but data alone doesn’t yield clear-cut recommendations or make difficult decisions. That’s up to the people who interpret and use the data, which is why Kelley focuses on preparing the business-minded problem-solvers that companies are seeking for this fast-growing field.
- Highly respected and ranked MBA and undergraduate programs
- Renowned faculty in a variety of fields and every aspect of the analytical process
- Internships, seminars, case competitions, and other opportunities to gain experience and network with potential employers
Major or Minor in Business Analytics
One of the first such programs in the nation, Kelley’s MBA major/minor in business analytics will not only train you in analytical skills such as spreadsheet modeling and data mining, but it will also help you develop a deep understanding of business. The result: you’ll know when and how to apply analytical techniques to solve business problems.
You’ll graduate strategically prepared to bridge the gap between senior decision-makers and technical analysts, helping the former draw conclusions from the information produced by the latter.
An ideal second major or minor, business analytics may be a good fit if you have skills or interests in mathematics, statistics, modeling, or information systems, or in fields such as finance, marketing research, and operations/supply chain management.
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Executive Degree Programs offers a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics that provides working professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for employing business analytics in organizations. This certificate, which consists of four courses that are taught sequentially, is geared towards entry to middle level management and technology professionals. The program is delivered in a blended format with face-to-face instruction, video conferencing, and web-based learning. The typical duration of the certificate program is 15 months.
Analytics is one of the hottest fields in business. Consulting firms and consumer product companies are especially eager to hire people with these skills.
McKinsey & Company forecasts the need for an additional 1.5 million managers and analysts who understand business analytics by 2018. And as Deloitte Consulting’s Mark Zozulia said at a recent Kelley event, “We want to see a lot more people graduating with majors and minors in [business analytics]. We can’t get enough of them.”
With a Kelley education, you’ll be ready.
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