Why Study Business Analytics at Juniata?

Data analysis is increasingly being used to make decisions in a variety of organizations and industries. Juniata’s business analytics Program of Emphasis (POE) provides a broad-based education in quantitative analysis that includes courses in statistics, computer programming, information technology, applied quantitative methods, communication, and writing. Although this combination of courses requires a lot of you as a student, it also puts you in a small pool of well-qualified applicants who can secure emerging jobs.

A Distinctive Experience

Preparation for Careers in Many Fields: Students can find jobs in many fields doing business analytics, including crunching stats for health organizations, working as buyers for retail companies, and more. The need for graduates with business analytics skillsets is growing.  

Communicating About Data:  When studying business analytics, you’re not only doing quantitative analysis. You’ll also learn to communicate clearly with colleagues and decision makers. At Juniata, our business analytics POE requires more writing (and writing across several areas of study) than programs at other colleges, making your degree and skillset from our College more valuable in the market. Add to that courses on public speaking and professional presentations and you’ll be well prepared to contribute to leading organizations.

Studying Business Analytics at a Liberal Arts College: Our program is broader in exposing you to data in many fields. Here, you’ll take courses not simply in statistics or data analysis and management, but also across a broad range of disciplines so you’re prepared for multiple types of data analytic jobs.

A Sampling of Courses

Art of Public Speaking
Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
Business Statistics
Computer Science
Financial Management 
Financial Theory & Analysis
Financial Markets and Institutions
Environmetrics
Econometrics
Information Discovery and Arch
Mathematical Modeling
Principles of Macroeconomics
Statistical Consulting
The Management Process

After You Graduate

Although the business analytics program at Juniata is relatively new, our graduates have been designing courses of study designed to help them use and communicate data for years. Some have become buyers for retail stores because of their ability to analyze data in a way to better predict demand at stores. Others work to understand the probabilities of events for health care companies. Every firm or agency will need their own “quant”—or business analytics professional—at some point.

 

Business Analytics

Departments: Accounting, Business and Economics and Mathematics

These are the courses required for this POE. Please meet with an advisor to discuss these courses.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
Information Systems          
CS 110 Computer Science I
3
 
N
 
CS 225U Unix Programming
1
CS 110
N
 
CS 370 Database Mgmt. System
3
CS 110
N
 
IM 241 Info. Discovery and Arch
3
CS 110
S
QS
Business Analytics          
EB 210 Quantitative Business Analysis 3 HS algebra or pre-calculus S QM
EB 341 Product and Operations Management
3
EB 201
S
 
EB 362 Financial Management II 3 junior standing
S
 
EB 463 or
EB 465
Financial Markets and Institutions or
Financial Theory & Analysis 
3
EB 222
EB 362

S  
Applied Stats          
ESS 230 Environmetrics 3 Sophomore standing and permission N QS
ESS 309 Econometircs 2 An introductory Economics course N Q
MA 325 Statistical Consulting 2 MA 220 or BI 105 or PY 214 or EB 211 N QS, CW
Math Stat Core          
MA 130 Calculus I 4  
N
QM
MA 303 Mathematical Modelling 3 MA 130 N QM, CW
EB 211 Business Statistics 3   S QS
Business Core          
CM 200 Art of Public Speaking
3
sophomore standing H  CS
EB 131 Financial Accounting 3   S  
EB 201 The Management Process 3 sophomore standing S  
EB 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 sophomore standing S  
EB 236 Managerial Accounting 4 EB 131 S QM, CW
EB 202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations 4 sophomore standing S CS
EB 480 Senior Seminar in Business 3 senior standing S  
Internship strongly recommended          
Total credits = 62

 

Suggested Schedule for Business Analytics - Normal Start
Year Fall Spring
First Year MA 130 Calculus I
EB 131 Financial Accounting
FISHN  or elective
CS 110 Computer Science I
MA 160 Linear Algebra
FISHN  or elective
Sophomore

EB 236 Managerial Accounting
EB 233 Principles of Microeconomics
EB 210 Quantitative Business Analysis
CS 255 Unix Programming
FISHN

EB 202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
EB 211 Business Statistics
EB 230 Environmetrics
IM 241 Info Discovery and Arch
Junior
CS 370 Database Management Systems
MA 325 Statistical Consulting
CM 200 Art of Public Speaking
EB 341 Production and Operations  Manage.
ESS 330 Geographical Information Systems
EB 342 Management Information Systems
FISHN
Elective
Elective
Senior EB 480 Senior Seminar in Business
Elective/FISHN
Elective/FISHN
Elective
Elective
EB 463 Financial Markets & Insti.   -or-
EB 464  Investments
Elective
Elective
FISHN