Introducing a New Business Analytics Concentration for Business Administration Majors

Business Analytics

Business and Big Data: Today's leaders combine business, analytics

With the rise of the Internet, businesses have, not just streams, but oceans of data at their disposal. As many companies have become adept at collecting more and more information, the business challenge has evolved: after you capture an ocean of data, how do you keep from drowning in it?

Saint Mary’s College, in Moraga, teaches analytics from a business school perspective so that graduates are not just able to parse data, but also put it in the context of larger business decisions.

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“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." - Peter Drucker

The Undergraduate Business Program of Saint Mary’s College is committed fully to preparing students for successful careers in a world of commerce that is ever-changing and increasingly complex. Students who major in Business Administration gain technical expertise in a liberal arts learning environment in which intellectual inquiry, ethical sensitivity, and communication skills are nurtured by an accomplished and caring faculty. As a part of the School of Economics and Business Administration, the Undergraduate Business Program carefully adheres to the School’s focus of “Think Globally, Lead Responsibly.”

Saint Mary’s Undergraduate Business Program offers an exciting curriculum, grounded in responsible leadership and global business. The general business program gives students a thorough grounding in all functional areas of business. For those interested in an in-depth study of a particular discipline, the Undergraduate Business Program offers a variety of concentrations: Global Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Finance. In addition, the program offers an interdisciplinary concentration called Digital Media. All of these programs prepare students for entry-level careers, law school or other graduate study.

Exciting opportunities for student engagement and development lie outside of the classroom as well. “Career Gateway” is a four-year professional development program with a wide variety of workshops including interviewing techniques, resume writing, cross-cultural skills, technologies, social media, and other seminars that prepare graduates for success.