Bachelor of Science

Business Analytics

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What is Business Analytics?

Business Analytics blends data science methods and processes with business principles to improve a company’s market share. Business Analytics majors develop strong skills in data collection, storage, and analysis, process improvement, and project management that are applicable to a wide range of industries.

What the Program Offers

Students in Business Analytics develop programming, data management, and quantitative skills in the context of real-world business and industry problems and case studies. The program core provides a solid foundation for students who seek advanced exploration in areas such as logistics and supply chain management, intelligent mobility, and quantitative economics and econometrics. The knowledge attained and skills learned in this program enables graduates to find employment in nearly any industry.

Concentrations

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LSCM is the coordination of all logistical functions in an enterprise including acquisition, handling, the internal allocation of resources, delivery and output. Students develop knowledge of the business and technical aspects of managing large-scale delivery operations. The expert in LSCM optimizes these complex network to ensure efficiency and satisfaction.

Intelligent Mobility

IM uses data and technology to connect people, places, and goods across all transportation modes. Growth in intelligent mobility will transform the way people travel, interact with their environment, and connect goods and services.

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

QEE uses mathematical and statistical methods to develop techniques for measuring a range of systems, including financial, government, social, legal, medical, and so on. Students with a quantitative economics and econometrics learn to assess and measure trends to understand complex phenomena and to improve long-term positioning.

Stats on Science and Technology Management

1.1

million

jobs will be added to the logistics industry.
$11

billion

the size of supply chain market in 2015
90

percent

of all Florida exports come from manufacturing.

Faculty

Chair: Shahram Taj

Professor

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Robert Steele

Professor

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Mostafa Ardakani

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Shoaib Shaikh

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Jim Dewey

Assistant Professor

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Susan LeFrancois

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Reinaldo Sanchez-Arias

Assistant Professor

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Sravani Vadlamani

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Jim Mennie

Instructor

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Program Educational Objectives

The program in Business Analytics is designed to produce industry leaders. Within a few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to

  1. Achieve a position of leadership in an organization or start-up entity.
  2. Earn a reputation as a source of innovative solutions to complex problems.
  3. Earn the trust and respect of others as effective and ethical team members.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  1. Identify problems and develop and communicate solutions to correct the root cause.
  2. Demonstrate how to effectively be part of a team.
  3. Utilize tools, techniques, and skills to create original ideas in the program and selected concentration.
  4. Recognize ethical, legal, and environmental implications in decision making.

Student Data At-a-Glance

Annual Enrollment

YearEnrolled
201747
201635
201529
201417
From fall census reports

Graduation Data

TermGraduates
Spring 20174
Summer 20172
Fall 20174
Spring 201811
Grand Total21

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT IS THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

    As technology shapes the new global economy, the field of science and technology management provides the leadership and oversight of technology and technological change. Professionals possess the skills and specialized knowledge to stay current and provide vision in the rapidly changing world of advanced technology.

  • WHAT DO GRADUATES DO WITH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DEGREE?

    Graduates possess the skills and knowledge for careers in domestic and global technology-intensive businesses and industrial enterprises.

  • WHAT MAKES FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY’S SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DEGREE PROGRAM UNIQUE?

    Florida Poly provides hands-on learning and education in advanced technology while also teaching skills in business management. Students focus on specialized fields while majoring in Science & Technology Management. They may study logistics to gain knowledge of data-driven analysis in managing operations. Or they may focus on supply chain efficiency and developing systems integration technology.

  • WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT DEGREE GRADUATES?

    Since businesses are highly reliant on technology for operations, having a degree in this discipline allows you to apply technology in a variety of industries.