This program was designed in collaboration with SAS, the leading provider of analytics software tools and students receive SAS certification attesting to proficiency with SAS Analytics. Big Data is helping hospitals lower costs in the operating rooms by reducing waste, marketers to use text analytics to reach target customers with pinpoint accuracy, and predictive analytics to protect consumers from eFraud. Similar examples exist in every business, and in every industry.Why Choose Business Analytics and Information Management?
Information Technology is critical to success of today’s organizations, which need professionals who understand both business functions and information technology, making such experts with these skills sought after. Western New England's Business Analytics and Information Management major is designed to meet best practices in the field of analytics. Discipline-specific courses include Database Management, Business Analytics Theory and Practice, Multivariate & Big Data Analysis, and Applied Data Mining.
McKinsey Global Institute research shows that need for skilled Business Intelligence workers in the U.S. will exceed the available work force by 60 percent. According to Forbes, for every 10 business professionals, there is one or fewer data scientist with analytics or advanced analytics skills. With this degree, you will be marketable in jobs such as Healthcare Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Sports Analytics, Finance Analytics, and Human Resource Analytics, to name a few. Recent graduates have been hired by Newell Rubbermaid, Unilever, Smith & Wesson, Brooks Brothers, MassMutual, and United Technologies.
The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.
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In this major, you’ll gain a solid foundation in core Business functions combined with understanding of theoretical foundations of Analytics and hands-on experience with analytics software tools. In almost all courses, you’ll have the opportunity to gain direct experience with industry standard Analytics software from vendors such as SAS, SAP, Microsoft, and IBM. To broaden your knowledge of IT and its integration with business functions, the program includes SAP certification, which is included in the core Business courses, and requires no additional coursework. In addition, you can earn a minor in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The coursework for the ERP minor builds on the SAP certificate and all additional requirements can be completed within the elective courses available in the major. The University is accredited by AACSB International, the leading accrediting body for business programs worldwide.
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