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Big Data and Business Analytics, BS/BA

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States | Madrid, Spain
This Big Data and Business Analytics major from Suffolk University combines courses in statistics, information technology, and business, to help you build strong business decision-making skills. You’ll learn how to use business data to improve efficiency, solve problems, identify new opportunities, and prepare for the future.
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Overview

You can apply to the Big Data and Business Analytics major from Suffolk University with the help of INTO, free of charge. If you satisfy the university admission requirements and the minimum English language scores you can choose the option of direct undergraduate admission. They will help you apply to multiple universities at once, take care of the student I-20 Form for US entry, and will not charge you any fees for the university application. 

What to expect from studying this Big Data and Business Analytics program

Learn how to manage and process information by making use of information technology. Depending on your specialization you will develop computer hardware or software and be involved in computer programming, app or video game development, human-computer interaction, IT security, cloud technologies and much more.

Use knowledge from Mathematics and Informatics, and learn coding languages that will help you design IT solutions and computer software. You will make sure that your programmes integrate well with available operating systems, make use of digital networks, aiding in creating successful digital products.

If you plan to work in an IT company it’s likely you will work as part of a coordinated team. You will need to be able to evaluate your time vs effort and communicate your results and challenges to your team. You will also be challenged to find fast creative solutions to unexpected problems, and integrate on your work until reaching a minimum viable product (MVP) and implementing a long-term functional software that does what it promises and is easy to understand and use. 

The program builds on core business competencies and functional specialization to impart to its student's decision analysis skills and a strategic perspective of business problems.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to analyze large volumes of data and make tangible recommendations that help organizations make smart decisions and solve challenges. Learn to track, measure, and report on data sets and business statistics for both micro and macro applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Applied Predictive Analytics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Automatic for the People: Turn Data Into Insight/W R~python
  • Data Privacy and Compliance
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Management
  • Global Cyber Security Principles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • High school diploma; 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale; optional SAT or ACT can be used in lieu of English proficiency.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    38420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Living costs

  • Madrid, Spain

    745 - 1260 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Boston, United States

    1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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