Your Future In Business Analytics

Businesses employ people with training in business analytics for business intelligence; business analytics; data mining; marketing research; and cost, investment or financial analysis, among other fields.

Career possibilities include:

  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence competency center professional
  • Business intelligence developer/modeler
  • Data mining professional
  • Data scientist
  • Distribution planner
  • Market research analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Production planner
  • Production scheduler
  • Quality control analyst

What we offer

In the Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences, we will provide you with the background needed to make confident, successful decisions in today's competitive marketplace. You will gain an understanding of accounting, manufacturing, finance, management, supply chain management, marketing and information technology through a comprehensive curriculum.

Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and renowned researchers. They are recognized as thought leaders in the field of business analytics and their scholarly works have been published in respected journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, The American Statistician and Communications in Statistics. To ensure your academic success, our department offers regularly scheduled tutoring sessions during the fall and spring semesters.

Networking opportunities are available through the student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Association for Information Systems student chapter and the Professional Leadership Program. The PLP works with corporate partners in the region to give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

Several scholarships are available to help you pursue your degree.

UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation's largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This means the college meets or exceeds high academic standards for excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

Your Business Analytics professional field courses will focus on:

  • Business intelligence
  • Data mining
  • Data warehousing
  • Decision modeling
  • Operations management
  • Process improvement
  • Six-sigma analysis

You will become familiar with a variety of business analytical tools and software packages. You'll also learn about applications of business analytics in specific fields, such as logistics, marketing or business computer information systems by taking supporting courses in the corresponding areas.