Department of Information Technology & Decision SciencesBusiness Analytics
The Business Analytics major is a unique major that integrates a functional area of business with computer expertise. It is a major that develops skills in the use of the computer as a decision-making tool and provides expertise in a business field in which these skills can be applied. The modern business employer is looking for graduates who have more than just a degree in a particular functional area. They are looking for students who have multiple skills which allow them to serve their company in many ways. Business Analytics provides the training needed to develop those skills.
Business Analytics Academic Programs:
What will I study?
Students majoring in Business Analytics study several different components of business administration. The combination of core courses and specialization courses produces well-rounded graduates who can make quick, highly informed decisions. They are prepared to succeed in today's highly competitive business environment. They will be unique and valuable employees.
In addition to the traditional jobs available to graduates majoring in these areas, Business Analytics graduates may fill Decision Support positions. In these positions, they provide information to higher management in a decision support role. Graduates from this program are especially attractive to employers because of their multiple skills.
Alternative Classroom Experience
This major is very adaptable to the new Old Dominion University Career Advantage Program (CAP). The CAP program guarantees a practicum experience to all Old Dominion University students. Through this program you can gain valuable experience in applying your knowledge and, at the same time, receive credit for it.