By 2025, International Data Corporation (IDC) projects that three-quarters of the world’s population will have at least one data interaction every 18 seconds. This means that in today’s business world, making sense of vast quantities of information is central to discovery, innovation, and decision making. Businesses will increasingly need to make informed decisions by identifying, communicating, and visualizing trends, patterns, and insights from data. Our business data analytics program prepares students for these lucrative careers by combining foundational business knowledge with mathematics, statistics, and data analytics.
Professionals that have a competitive advantage in working with and leveraging data are in a position to excel in their careers faster than others. This is why Saint Vincent College offers a major in business data analytics, as well as a minor in data analytics.
Students who choose to major in business data analytics graduate with core business knowledge, as well as specific skills in data analytics, data science and statistics that prepare them to take on challenging and financially rewarding roles.
Companies of all kinds need data literate professionals in all areas of their business. A minor in data analytics pairs well any business major, as well as many other non-business majors, to add these in-demand skills to their field knowledge.
Business Core (45 credits)BA 100 Financial Accounting I - 3 credits
Data Analytics major requirements (36 credits):CS 1xx Introduction to Python - 1 credit
Data Analytics Minor (19 credits)
Two Statistics Courses
MA 311 Probability and Statistics I - 3 credits
MA 312 Probability and Statistics II - 3 credits or BA 350 Statistics I - 3 credits
BA 351 Statistics II - 3 credits or PY 203 Statistics I - 3 credits
PY 204 Statistics II - 3 credits
Three data science courses
DS 100 Introduction to Data Science - 3 credits
CS Python 1 - 3 credits
DS 300 Methods of Data Science - 3 credits
Two elective coursesCS 110 C++ Programming I - 3 credits
There are many career options in business data analytics including:Excela Health
Our students have secured jobs and internships in several areas of business data analytics and related fields. Some include:Operations Research
The Business Data Analytics program is currently in candidacy for accreditation. The ACBSP is one of the two premier accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide. With a requirement for faculty professional development (e.g., publications and research) and courses primarily taught by faculty holding doctorates, the ACBSP is the leading business accreditation program devoted to teaching excellence and service to students.
All programs in the McKenna School have regional accreditation through the Middle States Association.
The McKenna School is also a member of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration.
Senior Analyst, Customer Behavior Analysis @ MGM Resorts International
Hometown: Henderson, Nevada
“I applied to a few schools, but after I applied to Saint Vincent College I got a call from Dr. Gary Quinlivan, Dean of the McKenna Business School. We talked about the Economics program and the possibilities of my career and graduate school. I had not seen that type of kindness and excitement for my personal career in any other college in my search. I found a real passion in analytics/statistics and I learned so much about the world through all of the trips and student experiences. The people I met shaped me.”
VP of Analytics @ Technology Services Industry Association
Hometown: Kalispell, Montana
"The rise of ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ products is a significant trend with no end in sight. At the core of this attached software, and its value add in this context, is data. With every product moving toward data-driven software and services, and every management decision being data-informed, companies need data savvy employees in every department.”
Senior, Business Data Analytics Major and Captain of SVC Baseball Team @ Saint Vincent College
Hometown: Export, Pennsylvania
"I chose Saint Vincent College over many other options for its nationally recognized McKenna School of Business which includes an overly qualified faculty and extensive coursework. I also had the opportunity to earn a spot on the baseball team continuing my athletic career. I like the practicality of the coursework within the Business Data Analytics program as the classes I am taking can be easily translated into a future career and post-graduation success."
Justin Petrovich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Business Analytics
Thomas Cline, Ph.D.
Professor of Business Administration
Sarah Dumnich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics