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Bachelor in Business Administration - Analytics

The Analytics major is currently under review by a Gatton College faculty committee. The last day for current UK students to add an Analytics major will be May 4, 2012. Students currently pursuing the Analytics major will still be allowed to progress toward the completion of their degree. If you have questions about this information, please contact your Gatton College academic advisor.

This degree program focuses on Business Analytics, which involves integrating technology and quantitative methods to process and analyze data to create insights into organizational decision-making. Business analysts help organizations reach timely and optimal decisions leading to actions that yield strong performance and sustained competitiveness in the context of today's turbulent, fast-paced, global business environment. This program offers small classes and insight into application areas such as information systems, operations, and supply chain management.

Suggested courses to explore this career path are AN 300 and AN 322.

Analytics - Degree Requirements

To earn the bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree in Analytics, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on),  the College premajor and major requirements, and College core requirements.

This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for an AN major and 18 credit hours within the major.

Minimum Total Hours: 120

There are several different sets of requirements to earn a BBA with a major in AN. These include:

University Studies Requirements

UK Core Requirements

Pre-major Requirements

College Core Requirements

Analytics (AN) Major Requirements:

All AN Majors will take all 7 of the following courses beginning 2011-2012. To enroll in any of our courses, except for AN 450G, an AN Major must have completed all College Pre-major requirements and have been admitted to Upper Division. Requirements for AN 450G appear below:

COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR THE FALL TERM OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR:

AN 300 - Analyzing Business Operations. Pre-requisites - Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division in Business and Economics. Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and some Summers.

AN 303 - Supply Chain Management. Pre-requisites - Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division in Business and Economics. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students may be enrolled with the consent of the instructor. Typically offered only in Fall.

COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR THE SPRING TERM OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR:


AN 322 - Information Systems in the Modern Enterprise. Pre-requisites - Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division in Business and Economics. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students who are not Business Minors may be enrolled at the consent of the instructor. Typically offered in Fall and Spring.

AN 324 - Data Base Management. Pre-requisites - Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division in Business and Economics. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students may be enrolled with the consent of the instructor. Typically offered only in Spring.

AN INTERNSHIP, CO-OP, OR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, PREFERABLY USING YOUR ANALYTICS TRAINING AND SKILLS, IS VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE SUMMER PRECEDING YOUR SENIOR YEAR.

COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR THE FALL TERM OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR:

AN 306 - Analytics: Models & Methods. Pre-requisites -- Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division in Business and Economics. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students may be enrolled with the consent of the instructor. Typically offered only in Fall.

AN 420G -  Data Mining. Pre-requisites -- Completion of all college pre-major requirements and admission to Upper Division or Graduate Student status in Business and Economics. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students and graduate students may be enrolled with the consent of the instructor. Typically offered only in Fall.

COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR THE SPRING TERM OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR:

AN 450G - Analytics: Technologies. Pre-requisites -- Senior standing in the College of Business and Economics; B&E undergraduate students must have completed 9 of the 18 credits required for an AN major. Non-Gatton Upper Division undergraduate students may be enrolled with the consent of the instructor. Typically offered only in Spring.
 

Analytics Degree Four Year Plan for Students under UK Core requirements, students enrolled starting Fall 2011

Course Flow Chart

Examples of Careers in Analytics:

  • Management Analyst
  • Data/Information Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Business Applications Consultant
  • Database Administration Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Analyst/Evaluator

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