Bachelor of Science

Business Analytics



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. 

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. Global environment, 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

Advanced Topics Concentration
Advanced Topics
Students can design their own four-course concentration within the major based on their personal academic and professional pursuits. This unique combination of courses works in concert with other co- and extra-curricular activities, including research experiences, internships, and a wide variety of opportunities in our student organizations. Advanced Topics offers the student the flexibility in curriculum choices to grow with their changing interests as they look forward to graduation, graduate school, and their professional endeavors.
Interest Areas
Advanced Concepts in Built-In Self-TestNeural NetworksWafer-Scale
Intelligent Mobility
Intelligent Mobility and Autonomous Systems
Intelligent Mobility and Autonomous Systems 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 Global Supply Chain Mapping
Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics focuses on quantitative analysis and rigorous modeling of economic phenomena. This includes analysis of individual and firm decisions when data is messy, incomplete, or otherwise imperfect, analysis of strategic situations, and analysis of market outcomes and trends. Training in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics hones critical reasoning skills and prepares students for analytical careers or for graduate or professional study. 

Interest Areas
Market Research AnalyticsEconomic ForecastingCommodities Analytics



Careers in Business Analytics

Business Analytics is much younger as a profession than 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.

Dark skinned female writing math problems.

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.
Dark skinned male wriitng math problems on a white board.

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

Professor - 9
Adjunct Professor
Assistant Professor - 9

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.

Learn More
Placeholder image
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 Science 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.  
Light skinned female in NASA t-shirt.
Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
Two men pointing at a screen.
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. 
Light skinned male smiling wearing glasses.
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. 
Intergral equation.

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. 
Group of student gathered infront of a white board.

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).

Click here for your complete plan of study for the BS in Business Analytics.

Click here for your complete program description for the BS in Business Analytics.

Click here for your complete degree planner for the BS in Business Analytics. 

Ready to be a Phoenix? Learn about our admissions requirements. 


Business Analytics in the News

Want to be a Phoenix? Get in touch with Admissions.