B.S. in Business Analytics

Worldwide Embry-Riddle BS in Business Analytics

Organizations are generating volumes of data. This data could be used to solve problems, generate insight, mitigate risk, identify superior products, etc. if it were properly analyzed. The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics (BSBA) is grounded in the concepts of Evidence-Based Management and seeks to provide data-driven answers to today's organizational questions. Students will learn how to source, manipulate, and analyze data as well as generate insightful results all within an ethical framework. These results will include infographics, visualizations, and executive reports suitable for a business audience. In addition, students will learn the hands-on skills needed to use popular analytics software platforms and manage large volumes of data and report out those results in impactful ways using aviation and aerospace examples and case studies. The goal of this degree is to enable to the student to look through a business lens, generate new insights with data, and influence key business decisions.

Business Analytics students who wish to continue on to a master's degree may enroll in the BSBA to MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 program as outlined in this program.


General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, and Social Sciences may be chosen from the list below, assuming prerequisite requirements are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
ENGL 222Business Communication3
SPCH 219Speech3
HUMN 330Values and Ethics3
Humanities elective (lower or upper level)3
Social Sciences
ECON 210Microeconomics3
ECON 211Macroeconomics3
Physical and Life Science
PHYS 123Science of Flight3
Physics/Biology/Meteorology/Chemistry/Environmental Science/Astronomy3
MATH 111Pre-calculus for Aviation3
STAT 211Statistics with Aviation Applications3
or STAT 222 Business Statistics
Computer Science
CSCI 123Introduction to Computing for Data Analysis3
Total Credits36


Common Business Core
MGMT 201Principles of Management3
MGMT 221Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MGMT 311Marketing3
MGMT 210Financial Accounting3
MGMT 312Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 317Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 325Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management3
MGMT 332Corporate Finance I3
MGMT 335International Business3
MGMT 390Business Law3
MGMT 420Management of Production and Operations3
MGMT 436Strategic Management3
Total Credits36
Business Analytics Core
MGMT 352Business Quantitative Methods3
BUAN 301Evidence-Based Management: The Need for Data3
MGMT 428Business Analytics and Data Intelligence3
BUAN 302Communication and Ethics in Data Analysis3
MGMT 385Programming Concepts3
MGMT 392Database Management3
BUAN 304Advanced Statistics and Analytics Concepts3
BUAN 405Applied Analytics I -- Descriptive Analytics3
BUAN 406Applied Analytics II -- Predictive Analytics3
BUAN 407Business Intelligence in Industry Capstone3
Total Credits30


Transfer Credit -or- COB Minor -or- COB non-duplicated undergraduate level courses15
Open Electives (Lower or Upper Level)3
Total Degree Requirements120

BSBA to MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 Program, A Unique Opportunity

The BSBA - MSM, MSMIS, MSISA 4+1 program is for exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through the master's degree. This fast-paced program allows qualifying students the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS), or Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) degree programs in five academic years.

Students who are accepted in the 4 + 1 program, spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study and then, during their senior year, will take up to three graduate-level courses that will meet the undergraduate requirements and graduate program core requirements (when a B grade or better is achieved). Upon completion of the BSBA requirements, students will  be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year.  In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the graduate courses taken in lieu of the undergraduate courses, the student will be removed from the program, have credit awarded to the BSBA degree only, and may continue to complete the BSBA degree.

Students initiate program acceptance through their Academic Advisor or Campus Advisor; to help ensure program criteria are met.  Student Advisor will complete the request for processing into the 4+1 program.

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