What to Expect
Our Graduates Have Skills
Big Data requires grads who do big things
The age of Big Data is here, and it's here to stay. An IBM study found that 90 percent of the world's data has been created since 2011, and Harbert's Business Analytics graduates are there to tackle it.
Our program, built on a foundation of critical thinking, careful analysis, and clear communication, prepares graduates for a smarter, growing technological landscape. Students learn how to approach business problems by asking the right questions, identifying the data needed to answer the question, analyzing the data, and communicating the analytical results to clients and executives in terms of the business context.
Analysis • Communication • Critical thinking • Data management • Predictive modeling
Freshman & Sophomore Years
In your first two years as a Business Analytics major, you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses promote the development of key skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major. In addition, you’ll be exposed to Contemporary Business Issues, Micro and Macro Economics, Accounting, Business Law and the principles of Business Analytics. Make sure you pay a visit to the Office of Professional and Career Development since it’s never too early to prepare for the job market.
You will focus on your major coursework for your major, including Big Data I and II and Predictive Modeling I. Take a look at the clubs and organizations that the college has to offer as these may open the door to scholarships and internships, and don’t forget the opportunities for international travel and study abroad.
You’ll focus on an area of concentration within the major that best suits your talents and goals, taking core courses in Predictive Modeling II and Communicating Quantitative Results and supplementing them with a range of electives in Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Logistics, Supply Chain and Statistics. And you’ll begin the job interview process.