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Bachelor of Science

Business Analytics

Concentrations
 
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Smart Decisions Win

In a global, digital world, all businesses, products, markets, and economies face common pressures — make smart decision making faster, make it easier to measure success, and make success more routine. The B.S. in Business Analytics brings together the broad application of math and statistics, the intelligent design/computing of data science, and the business savvy of operations research and management to support success.

Program Highlights

As a student in the B.S. in Business Analytics program, you will gain extensive skills in statistical analysis, data visualization and modeling (descriptive, predictive and prescriptive). That strong analytical and technical background is balanced by insights into how these models can be applied across functional business areas. 
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What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

You will gain exposure to broad business areas (finance and strategic management/marketing), with a special emphasis on supply chain and operations. Climate, political, and social change all make the ability to translate data into insights and smarter decision making vital for global supply chain and operations.

 

Concentrations in Business Analytics

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Health Informatics
Health Informatics concerns the storage, retrieval, use and delivery of health-related data and information across networks of patients and providers. Whether in support of emergency room optimization, patient health-care affordability, or study and prevention of global pandemics, the practice of health informatics is essential to achieving solutions, better delivery and greater knowledge for the benefit of humankind.
Interest Areas
Clinical InformaticsTranslational BioinformaticsPharmacy Informatics
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Health Systems Engineering
The Health Systems Engineering (HSE) concentration supplements traditional degree programs in Computer Science, Data Science, and Business Analytics with application examples based on the challenging problems in the healthcare industry. The concentration is grounded in the fundamentals of systems engineering and analytics, and focuses on process improvement, health informatics, health care systems modeling, and healthcare decision making.
Interest Areas
Systems EngineeringHealthcare ArchitectControl Systems Engineer
Intelligent Mobility
Intelligent Mobility
Intelligent Mobility 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.
Interest Areas
Connected and Autonomous TransportNew Mobility ServicesOpen Data Platforms for Transport
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management 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 Logistics/Supply Chain Management optimizes these complex networks to ensure efficiency and satisfaction.
Interest Areas
Strategic SourcingReverse Logistics Logistics Resource Planning
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Quantitative Economics and Econometrics
Quantitative Economics and Econometrics use 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 background learn to assess and measure trends to understand complex phenomena and to improve long-term positioning. 
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Market Research AnalyticsEconomic ForecastingCommodities Analytics

 

Careers in Business Analytics

Business Analytics is much younger as a profession than something like accounting. The variety of people, skill sets, job titles, and work environments within Business Analysts is wide.

At the high end of the spectrum, job titles like chief data officer, business intelligence developer, or business intelligence architect can earn upwards of $200,000. Early career titles include analytics manager, data-driven decision-maker, functional analyst, and data systems developer.

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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the employment of management analysts – including business analysts – is expected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
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Salary Ranges

BLS reports for May 2016 showed that the average annual income for all management analysts, including business analysts, was $91,910. The middle 50% earned between $60,950 and $109,170. Salaries for the lowest 10% were around $46,560, while the highest 10% brought in upwards of $149,720. 

Meet The Faculty

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Business Analytics Research with an Impact

Data science and business analytics researchers are working to improve online community use by developing a smart way of recommending and creating connections between these different communities.

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We live in a world of big data. There are many data sources, but a lot of these data points or observations don’t necessarily have a label or are annotated. There is a need for an automated way to identify the correct label or the correct group to which a particular comment may belong.” ”
Dr. Rei Sanchez-Arias
Assistant Professor of Data Sience and Business Analytics
 

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Get Involved outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun. 
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Math Club

The Math Club at Florida Poly seeks to promote a healthy environment for students to embrace higher-level mathematics and develop an appreciation for mathematics in STEM-related careers. 
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American Society of Mathematical Engineers (ASME)

ASME’s Florida Poly chapter is a professional organization that enables student to collaborate, share knowledge, and develop skills across different engineering disciplines.

Program Requirements

Your future as a trusted professional and confident problem solver begins with some essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:

  • Critical Thinking Skills…so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.
  • Communication Skills…so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written) and make the complex simple.
  • Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems in their larger human context.
  • Mathematical Reasoning…so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting all scientific inquiry.
  • Scientific Reasoning…so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big and small.

Your B.S. in Business Analytics requires 120 credits — typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).

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