Business Analytics Program

In today’s environment of big data, business analytics—evidence-based decision making—is being increasingly used to differentiate organization effectiveness across industries. YOU can differentiate your career readiness by obtaining a business analytics degree or certificate.

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Business Analytics has a major role in today’s world

If you want a career that will always be in demand, Business Analytics is an excellent major. UALR can get you started.

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BBA in Business Analytics

Pursue a high-demand, lucrative career by earning a BBA in business analytics.  This interdisciplinary business degree develops the technical and analytical skills which you can apply to decision making in today’s increasingly competitive business environment.

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Undergraduate Certificate

Differentiate your business degree with the Undergraduate Certificate in Business Analytics.  Since analytical techniques are being integrated into all business disciplines, this certificate will allow you to focus on skill development and decision making in your area of specialization.  These added competencies can become a focus in your job search.

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Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate is designed to develop business intelligence skills to complement your decision making acumen.  You will become familiar with IT infrastructures and systems that provide data and decision support.  This certificate is designed increase the career readiness of IT and MBA graduates.

Students completing the business analytics graduate certificate program with a 3.0 or better GPA will be admitted to the MS in business information systems program without the GMAT or GRE. An application to the MS program is required.

Admission Requirements:

Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a GPA of at least 2.8 (4.0 scale), a 3.0 in the last 60 hours, or a 3.2 in the last 30 hours. The GMAT exam is not required. Current EIT and COB graduate students will receive automatic admission.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Program Requirements

For information about the Business Analytics program, contact Robert B. Mitchell, Chairperson of the Department of Business Information Systems  at 501.916.6768 or