Data Analytics Sequence

Data analytics is a key component of the BC MBA. All full-time and part-time MBA students take three core courses in data analytics as a program requirement. This sequence of courses is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of data analytics from a business perspective.

Why Data Analytics?

In today’s world, effective business leaders must be willing and able to embrace data-driven decision making. This entails understanding an organization’s data capabilities and knowing how to use the latest analytical tools to drive informed decisions. 

The BC MBA’s data analytics sequence enables students to master these skill sets, while also providing them with the fundamental framework to confidently approach data across a range of job functions and industries.

At a Glance: The BC MBA Data Analytics Sequence

Designed for All Students: Our data analytics courses are developed for students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Prior to taking Data Analytics 1, students gain foundational knowledge of statistics by completing Managerial Statistics, a quantitative skills course.

Fundamental to the Curriculum: The data analytics sequence is built into the BC MBA curriculum, providing a vital analytical component of the program and its cross-function, cross-industry design.

Hands-On: Each data analytics course takes a significant hands-on approach to help students gain proficiency with tools most sought after by employers, including R, SQL, Python, and Tableau.

Taught by Expert Faculty: Our faculty have deep expertise in data analytics, and use state-of-the-art analytics models in their academic research. Many consult with top technology companies and are experts in the fields of analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Core Data Analytics Courses

Career Outcomes

Lisa Hersh Conlon

I wouldn’t have gotten the internship offers and ultimately the full-time job I have now without the data analytics credentials I gained at BC. Human resources, like all fields, is becoming increasingly analytics-focused, but there are not a lot of people who are able to work with, interpret, and craft strategies based on data. In my current position, my analytical abilities have allowed me to make sense of data and knowledgeably talk about it with colleagues and company leaders.

Lisa Hersh Conlon (MBA ’21)
Human Resources Generalist, Clean Harbors

 

Pieter VanderWerf

You encounter Big Data no matter what your job is. Our students are finding that they go to interviews for positions with seemingly nontechnical titles like “Market Specialist” or “Financial Manager” and are asked about their exposure to mathematical modeling. We’ve committed to a curriculum that gives all our MBAs a solid practical knowledge of all major aspects of analytics so that they can work effectively with the quantitative specialists at their workplaces, as well as stand out among job candidates.

Dr. Pieter VanderWerf
Associate Professor of the Practice, Business Analytics