About Business Analytics
We’re in the age of “Big Data,” and it’s certainly a fitting description. According to a study by IBM, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created since 2011.
Business and governments need sharp, savvy professionals who can help them manage a potentially overwhelming volume of data and a dizzying rate of creation and provide clarity. Graduates of this program will be able to analyze data and use the findings to guide organizational decision-making.
A business analytics degree offers a clear avenue to a fulfilling and financially-rewarding career. According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, the U.S. will face a potential shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 professionals with sharp analytical skills by 2018. The study also highlights a need for another 1.5 million executives, managers and analysts who understand how to harness “Big Data” and utilize it in making decisions.
Why Choose Business Analytics at Harbert?
Tools of the Trade
Students gain experience in a wide range of software environments, including SAS, Tableau, Python, SAP, R, and Watson.
Be in High Demand
Since its foundation in 2013, the Business Analytics program has achieved a 100% placement rate for its graduates.
Diverse Work Opportunities
Harbert's Business Analytics graduates can take their skills to any location or industry. Many have found jobs with Fortune 100 companies in the banking, healthcare, and retail sectors.
In addition to traditional and mini-internships (between semesters), students participate in corporate visits and job shadowing opportunities.