Business Analytics

Acquire the skills and knowledge required to become a successful manager in today’s competitive environment. Our courses emphasize analysis and policy formulation and prepare students to pursue careers in a vast array of fields, from finance and healthcare to technology, government, and the nonprofit world.

The department includes two disciplines:

Business Analytics

Uses business data to guide the decision-making and competitive capabilities in enterprises, examining what has happened, predicting what will happen, and exploring what should happen.

Operations Management

A multi-dimensional, highly integrative business area that uses both quantitative analytical skills and cognitive problem solving to examine how organizations execute their missions and goals.

Contact

Fulton Hall 350
617-552-0460

Samuel Graves
Chairperson

Tiffany Faria
Administrative Assistant

At a Glance



Learn the importance of environmental, ethical, and social issues in management decision making.


Prominent members of the business community are often integrated into the classroom experience.


Faculty utilize innovative approaches in addition to a traditional blend of case studies, lectures, and texts.

Undergraduate Programs

Business Analytics Concentration

Business Analytics draws upon a portfolio of methods and tools including statistics, forecasting, experimental design, data mining, and modeling to turn data into information and insights.

Curriculum

5 courses

1

Required Course

 

 

Course # Course Name
BZAN3385
Applied Statistical Modeling

2

Courses from this list

 

Course # Course Name
ISYS3350
Data Management for Analytics and Applications
BZAN6604
Management Science
BZAN3307/ISYS3360 Machine Learning*

*Only one Machine Learning class can count toward the Business Analytics concentration

2

Courses from this list (or a class not taken as a required course from the above list)

 

Course # Course Name
ISYS2160 IOS/Swift Programming
ISYS2170 Physical Computing
BZAN3310 Sports Analytics
BZAN6605 Risk Analysis and Simulation
BZAN6614 Quality Management
ISYS6625 Geographic Information Systems
ISYS6641 Cybersecurity
ISYS6645 Data Visualization
ISYS6655 Introduction to Blockchain and its Business Applications 
ACCT6640 Dive, Dissect and Decide with Big Business Data
MFIN2270 Data Analytics in Finance
MKTG2153 Customer Research and Marketing Decisions

Information Systems Concentration 

This concentration is ending with the Class of 2025.
Our Information Systems Concentration provides undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, develop, and deploy technology-based business solutions—both within organizations and society at large.

Curriculum

4 courses

2

Required Courses

 

 

Course # Course Name
ISYS3350
Data Management for Analytics and Applications
ISYS4258 Systems Analysis and Design

2

Courses from this list

Course # Course Name
ACCT6640
Dive, Dissect and Decide with Big Business Data
ISYS2160 Intro to Programming using Swift for iOS App Development
ISYS2170 Physical Computing - Interactive Art, Robotics, and Tech for Good
ISYS2255/BZAN2255 
Managing Projects
ISYS2267 Technology and Culture
ISYS3178 Design Thinking and Strategy
ISYS3315 Management of Digital Innovation
ISYS3360 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (fall)
ISYS6618/ACCT6618 Accounting Information Systems
ISYS6621/MKTG6621 Social Media and Digital Business
ISYS6625 Geographic Information Systems
ISYS6635 New Media Industries (spring)
ISYS6641 Cybersecurity Strategy and Management 
ISYS6645 Data Visualization
ISYS6655 Business Applications of Blockchain (fall)
MFIN2270 Data Analytics in Finance
BZAN3307 Machine Learning

Operations Management

With a focus on analysis and decision-making, the Operations Management Concentration is explicitly designed to deliver the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage people, processes, and systems in today's competitive environment. 

Curriculum

4 courses

2

Required Courses

 

 

Course # Course Name
BZAN3375
Operations Strategy and Consulting (fall)
BZAN2255 Managing Projects (spring)

2

Courses from this list

Course # Course Name
BZAN3304/BZAN6614 Quality Management (fall)
BZAN3310 Sports Analytics (fall)
BZAN3332 Supply Chain Management (spring)
BZAN3384 Predictive Analytics (fall/spring)
BZAN6604 Management Science (fall/spring)
BZAN6605 Risk Analysis & Simulation (spring)
BZAN6606 Forecasting Techniques (fall/spring/online)
BZAN6608 Pricing & Revenue Optimization (fall)

 

Full-Time Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated teachers and researchers who utilize innovative approaches in addition to the traditional blend of case studies, lectures, and texts.

Our Students


Careers

The demand for managers with these skills is strong and continues to increase as firms recognize that they compete not only with new products, good marketing, and skillful finance, but by leveraging a high degree of competence in managing their data, operations, and business intelligence.

Sample List of Employers

Bank of America

Barclays

BNY Mellon

Boston Consulting Group

Cambridge Associates

Citi

Converse

Dell Technologies

Deloitte

E&J Gallo Winery

Ernst and Young

Goldman Sachs

IBM

JPMorgan Chase

KPMG

Liberty Mutual

Mastercard

New York Jets

Study Abroad

students abroad
Immerse yourself in a different culture, discover aspects of your discipline and yourself, gain new perspective, and cultivate important contacts. 

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