The Bachelor of Business Administration in business analytics prepares students for high-growth technology-based careers in the rapidly evolving global business environment. Dependent upon use of big data and evidence-based decision making, companies are seeking graduates with analytics knowledge and skills and real-world business insights. Business analytics majors develop marketable skill in use of analytics tool sets for analyzing big data and in critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates hold positions such as business and systems analyst, database developer and administrator, marketing and financial analyst, and analytics project manager.
This 120-hour, fully online degree program couples technical skill development with business competencies to ensure efficient and effective business applications.
All students admitted to the University can be pre-admitted to the College of Business and begin taking classes. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student”section. Students are fully admitted with a 2.25 GPA and completion of College Algebra and Composition 2.
This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. All required courses are available online in the traditional 17-week format.
The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (15 hours)
Freshman Experience (Choose 1)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Communications (Choose 3 hours)
Required Courses (73 hours)
General Business Courses (Choose 21 hours)
Professional Business Courses (Choose 28 hours)
Business Analytics Major Requirements (Choose 18 hours)
Elective Courses (15 hours)
In addition to the courses listed below, students may choose 8-9 hours of unrestricted electives to meet degree requirements.
Business Analytics Electives (Choose 6 hours)
Choose 2 courses of Business Analytics electives. 1 elective must be from the following list:
ECON 4350, ERSC 4421, IFSC 4325, IFSC 4345