Business Analytics Degree

Business Analytics Degree

Learn to lead in a data-driven world with the Business Analytics Degree

The Business Analytics Degree provides students with cutting edge tools, up-to-date knowledge, and critical thinking skills to address real-world problems and confront humanity’s urgent challenges. Data analysts are in high demand across many industries and fields as data has become a large component of every organization.

The ability to utilize data has fundamentally transformed how organizations operate and improve performance. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business analytics careers will grow 23% by 2031. Responding to this situation, the Business Analytics program prepares students for careers in a world increasingly dependent on data. Today's modern fields require the application of interdisciplinary scientific and statistical methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from data with the goal of improving the speed and quality of decision-making.

Empowering you to facilitate actionable decisions to move organizations forward, our program leverages the Bay Area's culture of innovation to give you hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn from industry leaders. Our aim is to provide students the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to be successful in today's marketplace and in pursuing lifelong learning and personal enrichment.


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Learn to Lead in a Data-Driven World

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Saint Mary’s students pursuing a degree in Business Analytics have unequaled opportunities to work hand-in-hand with knowledgeable faculty and experienced business leaders in a city known for some of the world’s biggest brands. With hands-on practice and expert insight, you’ll be making waves in no time.


Major Requirements

Students who wish to double major in Business Analytics and another SEBA major or Computer Science major must fulfill the separate requirements of each major, and the equivalent of at least 18 Carnegie units must be unique to each major. 


Take one course in statistics:

Take one lab that covers Excel fundamentals:

Business Core Courses


Take two courses in Accounting:


Take two courses in Economics: 


Take six core courses in Business. Note that MKT 227 is not required for the Business Analytics major.

Business Analytics

Take one course in programming (BSAN 205 preferred):

Take the following business analytics required courses:


Take the following capstone course


Take one of the following courses, which must be at least 3 units

Saint Mary's Testimonials

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“Saint Mary’s did a great job providing the initial push and resources for many to get their career search going. I felt this was done well among the faculty in SEBA. There were instances within resume help and asking professors for advice that got the ball rolling. Personally, that was all I needed…. I took the foundational help Saint Mary’s provided and put the rest in my hands.”


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