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St. Bonaventure University now offering online master’s program in business analytics

Feb 27, 2020

St. Bonaventure University will begin offering a new online master’s degree in business analytics in fall 2020.

Data professionals are among the most sought-after positions in the country and the curriculum of SBU’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is aligned with the analytic, technological, and professional skill sets needed by employees to navigate big data.

“As businesses become increasingly complex and sophisticated, professionals who can navigate the convergence between big data, business and technology bring great value to those companies. The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares professionals for those challenges,” said Joseph E. Zimmer, Ph.D., provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at St. Bonaventure.

Graduates of the online program will be prepared for a wide range of roles in the Data Science and Analytics (DSA) framework, with specific career paths depending on their industry, experience level, and technical backgrounds, from data scientists and financial analysts to marketing managers.

Students will learn what goes into collecting, maintaining, and analyzing large amounts of information at the enterprise level, while developing a deeper and broader understanding of global business topics through the lens of ethical decision-making. Students can specialize their education further with course options in cybersecurity, marketing, and finance.

“We are excited to launch the specialized Master’s in Business Analytics that emphasizes analysis application and presentation of data. Knowledge and skills obtained from this degree offering will enable students to refine and translate unprocessed data into useable information that can be utilized to make informed business decisions across all functional areas of organizations,” said Matrecia James, Ph.D., dean of the university’s School of Business.

This new degree is expected to empower professionals to change careers or to take advantage of new opportunities and expand their current career path, James said.

The courses will also emphasize embodying ethical leadership in business analytics – at a time in which technology creates new challenges to privacy, security, and sustainability. Classes will be taught by faculty in the university’s AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited School of Business.

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About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. In 2019, St. Bonaventure was named the #1 regional university value in New York and #2 in the North by U.S. News and World Report.