Bachelor of Science in
The field of analytics is rapidly growing and now is the time to embrace the data revolution with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (BSBA) degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The BSBA offers students a unique opportunity to bring data-driven decision making to all facets of an organization to solve complex business problems. Students will learn hands-on analytical skills from data collection and analysis to complex analytics to building dashboards and infographics.
Program faculty have both academic and practitioner backgrounds in cross-platform analytics and have consulted for airlines, solved complex transportation problems, and beyond.
BSBA courses are application-oriented, build on each other, and will prepare graduates for work in a host of different settings.
About Business Analytics at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Whether you are an entry- or mid-level manager looking to improve organizational outcomes, have dreams of becoming an analyst or improving your analytical skills, or simply want to enhance your own data literacy, the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (BSBA) program at Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus is the perfect place to start.
This program consists of four major areas of study:
- Sourcing Data
- Database and Data Manipulation
- Statistics and Computation
- Output and Visualization
Unlike other programs that may have a data science or computer science focus, this program has a substantial business focus with the goal of driving optimal business outcomes and strategy using hands-on activities, the latest in analytics and visualization software, and relevant thought-provoking case studies.
This is not just number crunching but solving real-world business problems.
In addition to the four major areas of study, the concepts of data ethics and effective communication are woven throughout the program.
The BSBA program is well connected to industry and industry needs and has been reviewed by numerous well-known industry partners. Representatives from PWC, CohnReznick, The Boeing Company, SAS, Dark Cubed, and more have provided feedback on the content, flow, and job preparedness of this program.* The final Capstone course will allow students to solve a real-world industry problem and the Capstone can even be used as a skills showcase for future employment or promotion.
Businesses today compete on data and managers must have an enhanced data literacy; more so now than ever before. The BSBA program meets this industry need and prepares students to embrace evidence-based management, data-driven decision making, as well as solve complex business problems using business analytics.
*Feedback has been provided by members of the College of Business Dean’s Council, ERAU Worldwide Industry Advisory Board as well as alumni working in well-known aerospace, IT, and business corporations.
Organizations are generating volumes of data. This data could be used to solve problems, generate insight, mitigate risk, identify superior products, etc. if it were properly analyzed. The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (BSBA) is grounded in the concepts of Evidence-Based Management and seeks to provide data-driven answers to today's organizational questions. Students will learn how to source, manipulate, and analyze data as well as generate insightful results all within an ethical framework. These results will include infographics, visualizations, and executive reports suitable for a business audience. In addition, students will learn the hands-on skills needed to use popular analytics software platforms and manage large volumes of data and report out those results in impactful ways using aviation and aerospace examples and case studies. The goal of this degree is to enable to the student to look through a business lens, generate new insights with data, and influence key business decisions.
Business Analytics students who wish to continue on to a master's degree may enroll in the BSBA to MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 program as outlined in this program. [Currently not available]
|Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.|
|Communication Theory and Skills|
|ENGL 123||English Composition||3|
|ENGL 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|HUMN 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|Humanities elective (lower or upper level)||3|
|Physical and Life Science lower-level elective|
|MATH 111||Pre-calculus for Aviation||3|
|STAT 320||Decision Mathematics||3|
|CSCI 123||Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis||3|
|Common Business Core|
|STAT 211||Statistics with Aviation Applications||3|
|or STAT 222||Business Statistics|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 221||Introduction to Management Information Systems||3|
|MGMT 312||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MGMT 314||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT 332||Corporate Finance I||3|
|MGMT 390||Business Law||3|
|MGMT 436||Strategic Management||3|
|RSCH 202||Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|Business Analytics Core|
|BUAN 301||Evidence-Based Management: The Need for Data||3|
|MGMT 428||Business Analytics and Data Intelligence||3|
|BUAN 302||Communication and Ethics in Data Analysis||3|
|MGMT 385||Programming Concepts||3|
|MGMT 392||Database Management||3|
|BUAN 304||Advanced Statistics and Analytics Concepts||3|
|BUAN 405||Applied Analytics I -- Descriptive Analytics||3|
|BUAN 406||Applied Analytics II -- Predictive Analytics||3|
|BUAN 407||Business Intelligence in Industry Capstone||3|
|Transfer Credit -or- COB Minor -or- COB non-duplicated undergraduate level courses||9|
|Open Electives (Lower or Upper Level)||15|
|Total Degree Requirements||120|
[4+1 Option currently not available. Contact your Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor for more information.]
BSBA to MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 Program, A Unique Opportunity
The BSBA - MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 program is for exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through the master's degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS), or Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) degree programs in five academic years.
Students who are accepted in the 4 + 1 program, spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study and then, during their senior year, will take up to three graduate-level courses that will meet the undergraduate requirements and graduate program core requirements (when a B grade or better is achieved). Upon completion of the BSBA requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year. In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the graduate courses taken in lieu of the undergraduate courses, the student will be removed from the program, have credit awarded to the BSBA degree only, and may continue to complete the BSBA degree.
Students initiate program acceptance through their Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor; to help ensure program criteria are met. Student Advisor will complete the request for processing into the 4+1 program.
Minnesota student residents refer to State of Minnesota Course Requirement statement for Humanities requirements.
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