Business Analytics


Today, business professionals, managers, and entrepreneurs need to be able to leverage the power of data collected by organizations across the world.  

The Business Analytics concentration bridges the gap between business leaders and technical leaders. This concentration combines the best features of management majors and technical programs like data science programs. Students with strong technical skills will learn the business acumen required to succeed in the market, and those with strong managerial skills will get to learn the 'need-to-know' hard skills from data science. 

As a Business Analytics student, you will be trained in a diverse set of methods in analytics and tools to conduct analyses as applied in a variety of managerial disciplines. The Business Analytics concentration will provide you with essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate in the world of data. This concentration offers courses with a strong practical and applied orientation from a variety of managerial disciplines. Starting in Winter 2021, you can take advantage of MGSC 483: Experiential Learning in Analytics and apply your skills in social enterprises and consulting jobs.  


Business Analytics graduates can find work in all sectors of the market including healthcare, finance, operations, government, science, and technology.  The market is demanding analytics skills for a vast range of jobs, including: 

  • Financial Analyst
  • Business or Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer;


The Faculty’s innovative programs and historic reputation for excellence continue to attract the most prominent professors from around the globe. 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application. 

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