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Business Analytics Track

Business Analytics is a newly established track at IC to prepare our students for a rapidly growing market. The availability of big data and analytical tools is transforming jobs, businesses, and industries. Businesses are nowadays so challenged to manage big data and develop analytical solutions. This concentration aims to teach students existing analytics technology and techniques to prepare them for the marketplace. With an analytics concentration, students will be able to tackle business problems and provide valuable insights for decision makers. 

This track includes foundational courses in programming and statistics, as well as advanced courses in data management and predictive modeling to help students understand the strategic role of analytics and data in organizations.

The Business Analytics Track in the management concentration is also a great addition to your business concentration for student who wish to pursue a double concentration. In every business field, from finance to accounting and marketing to management, everyone needs data analytics skills and knowledge to utilize the big data available to companies. Having expertise in both a business field of your interest and analytics make students highly competitive in the market. 

Required Courses in the Business Analytics Track include:

CODE TITLE CREDITS
MATH 24600 Intermediate Statistics  3
COMP 17100   Principles of Computing Science I    4
MGMT 36500 Intermediate Analytics 3
MGMT 30500 Data-Driven Management Decisions  3
MGMT 48100 Advanced Decision Making with Analytics  3
  Business Elective I: Select 1 of the following:  
ECON 33300   Econometrics I  
MKTG 41100 Marketing Analytics  3
   

Total Credits: 22

1. Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business with the prefix of ACCT, FINA, GBUS, INTB, MKTG, MGMT, or SMGT may serve as business electives; STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations may also serve as business electives.

Strategic Leadership Track

According to a 2018 survey conducted by HART Research Associates, “The skill and knowledge areas of greatest importance to both business executives and hiring managers when hiring include oral communication, critical thinking, ethical judgment, working effectively in teams, working independently, self-motivation, written communication, and real-world application of skills and knowledge (each ranked by large majorities as very important, with a rating of eight, nine, or 10 on a zero-to-10 scale).”
The Strategic Leadership track is designed to provide students with all of the skills identified by HART. In particular, we place a heavy emphasis on real-world application; for example, in the capstone course, Leading Organizational Change, our students engage in a semester-long team consulting project for a local organization. Graduates of the Strategic Leadership Track go on to careers as consultants, entrepreneurs, general managers, HR managers, operations managers and sales managers. Many of our graduates also join corporate fast-track management programs and ascend to executive leadership positions.

Required Courses in the Strategic Leadership Track include:

     
MGMT 31200 Leadership and Collaboration 3
MGMT 34000 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 30500 Data-Driven Management Decisions  3
MGMT 49600 Leading Organizational Change  3
MGMT 46000 Negotiations 3 3
  Business Elective 1  3
  BUS Elective with International Focus 2 3
   

TOTAL CREDITS: 21

1. Any level-2 or above course offered in the School of Business with the prefix of ACCT, FINA, GBUS, INTB, MKTG, MGMT, or SMGT may serve as business electives; STCM 24100 Advertising and STCM 23200 Public Relations may also serve as business electives.
2. Some of the approved elective courses have specific prerequisites; refer to the course descriptions.