B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics
Hands-on Training for Effective Business Decisions
The online B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree delivers the essential business skills and data-driven expertise you need to advance your career.
The online B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree was designed with your career success in mind. Through a curriculum founded on business essentials, the data analytics bachelor’s degree will prepare you to analyze business issues and make effective decisions using data. Expert faculty members will guide you through each course as you gain hands-on experience working with today’s business analytical tools and prepare for the next step in your career.
Earning your B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree online with Utica allows you to pursue your education and advance your career through a flexible platform that fits your personal schedule.
- Learn to mine “big data"
- Esteemed faculty with real-world expertise
- Transfer up to 90 credits
- 6 start dates per year
Cost per Credit
Gain the key skills required for advanced data analytics careers with the online B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree from Utica University. The program delivers the professional expertise necessary to impact today’s business world, plus the academic credential to pursue high data analytics salary opportunities.
Business Data Analytics Careers: Diverse Opportunities with Competitive Salaries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s a growing need for data analytics experts. The field is currently growing at a rate of 11 percent. More than 93,000 new positions for management analysts alone are expected to be created by 2029.1 Utica’s online B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree provides the expertise necessary to succeed in this role and more.
Median annual salary for Management Analysts1
Median annual salary for Operations Research Analysts2
Increase in demand for Operations Research Analysts expected through 20312
Examples of Career Opportunities
Management analysts support businesses by determining the best management decisions. They analyze data to develop methods for increasing profits and the company’s overall success.1
Operations Research Analyst
Operations research analysts identify major operational problems impacting a business. These professionals conduct and analyze research to develop impactful solutions and improve the company’s efficiency.2
Additional Data Analytics careers for graduates of this program:
- Business analyst
- Financial analyst
- Market research analyst
Continue Your Undergraduate Education
This online degree is also a completer program, which means that students may transfer credits into an undergraduate program at Utica University. Students may also complete all 120 credits at Utica University as a full, undergraduate degree. Candidates for the baccalaureate degree must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of study at Utica University. A maximum of 90-98 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions, and 60-64 from two-year institutions, depending on one’s academic major. Transfer students who matriculate with 60 or more credits need to declare a major upon entering Utica University.
Faculty: Support from Analytics Experts
Our faculty members share years of diverse business experience and are committed to providing personalized attention to every student completing the B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics degree online. In addition, faculty members schedule regular office hours to be contacted by individual students via online chat or by telephone.
Glen Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Accounting
Glen Hansen, Ph.D., MBA, is program director for the online MS in Forensic Accounting program at Utica University. He has taught finance, accounting, and statistics at Brigham Young University, the University of Rochester, Penn State University, Baruch College, and Hunter College.
Dr. Hansen has worked in the financial industry designing accounting-based investment strategies for Ziff Brothers Investments, Battenkill Asset Management, and Morgan Stanley. He is currently a member of Utica University’s Retention and Completion Task Force and of the Business Department Business Leadership team.
Hansen has published finance and accounting articles in several international journals and a book chapter in the Handbook of Security Analyst Forecasting and Asset Allocation. His current research focuses on how managers use their discretion to influence accounting earnings and other financial statement accounts. Hansen has applied this research primarily in the banking industry.
Honors and Distinctions
- Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.S. in Applied Economics, University of Rochester
- MBA, Brigham Young University
- B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University
- Hansen, G. (2015). Predicting loan loss provisions by including loan type characteristics, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(2), p. 53-67.
- Hansen, G. (2015). Managerial discretion over loan loss reserves during the global financial crisis, The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, Volume 9(1), p. 51-61..
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA
Professor of Practice, Accounting
Donna M. Dolansky, MBA, is the chair of Utica’s Business Department Faculty Teaching committee and has been working in the accounting industry since 2000.
Dolansky spent seven years working at the public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP in Boston, with a two-year rotation at their London office. She then moved to upstate New York and worked at NBT Bank in various accounting and finance roles, overseeing financial reporting and budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and financial analysis and planning.
Away from campus, Dolansky spends most of her leisure time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, cross-country skiing, and swimming. She is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and baking with her family.
Honors and Distinctions
- MBA, Utica University (formerly Utica College)
- B.S. in Accounting, Boston College
- Licensed CPA in Massachusetts and New York
- Member of the New York State Society of CPAs
- Member of the American Institute of CPAs
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions regarding the online B.B.A. in Business Data Analytics program, and learn more about earning your degree online.
To learn more, speak with an enrollment counselor by calling 315-792-3006.
You can complete the program in as few as two years. To review the curriculum details, visit our courses page.
Scholarships and other financial aid options for online students vary by program. Non-traditional students can pursue numerous third-party scholarships. You can also consider these financing options:
- Complete the FAFSA® to determine your financial aid eligibility. Utica University’s FAFSA® code is 002883.
- Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.
- If you’re a military veteran, a member of the reserves, or currently serving in the U.S. military, you and any dependents are eligible for several financial assistance options. Utica University also offers a 10-percent tuition discount for you and your dependents.
To explore these options, call 315-792-3006 or request more information.
The B.B.A. in Data Analytics is offered through the ACBSP-accredited business school. Utica University (formerly Utica College) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This accreditation affirms that you will experience an exceptional and rigorously evaluated online education as you pursue your degree.
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You will complete 120 credits to earn the B.B.A.in Data Analytics degree. Your coursework will consist of:
- 34–55 core credits
- 36 business requirement credits
- 24 business data analytics major credits
- 12 business elective credits
- Up to 14 college elective credits
If you have past college experience, you can transfer up to 60 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution into the online B.B.A. in Data Analytics program. Visit the courses page to explore curriculum details for this program.
This program prepares you to make data-driven decisions as a successful business professional. Possible career paths include management analyst, operations research analyst, business analyst, and market research analyst.
120 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED
The online B.B.A. in Data Analytics courses combine essential business topics with innovative data analysis tools. The program’s curriculum consists of 120 total credits, including 34-55 core credits, 36 business core credits, 24 from major business data analytics courses, 12 business elective credits, and up to 14 credits from college electives. As you complete your degree, you’ll develop expert skills in risk analysis, data modeling, data application, and more.
Apply: Admission Requirements
To apply for the online B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree program, you’ll need the following:
- Completed application
- $40 Application Fee
- Minimum 2.5 for any College transfer credit / Minimum 3.0 for high school transcripts
- Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official final high school transcripts (with graduation date) are required for all undergraduate students unless you have earned an associate degree or higher.
If you are entering with an associate degree or transferring a minimum of 57 credits from a four-year college, your general educational requirements are considered complete.
- SAT (I or II) or ACT scores are not required.
- Personal Statement: A brief essay that outlines your qualifications, skills, work experience, and reasons for pursuing this profession.
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or professional colleague.
- Résumé: A detailed work history that highlights any experience that may be relevant to this program.
Students can transfer up to 60 credits from a 2-year institution and up to 90 credits from a 4-year institution to the online B.B.A. degree program. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica University and in which you’ve received a grade of “C” or better. The last 30 credit hours in the bachelor’s program must be earned at Utica University. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you’ve attended, as well as a transcript showing degree awarded.
Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar’s Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES®.
If English is not your first language, submit your test scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS.
Utica requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based. Utica requires a IELTS score of 6.0.
International students may also provide a Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 100.Get Started
Tuition and Financial Aid
This 120-credit bachelor of business data analytics degree program costs $420 per credit hour. Utica University is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable. Learn more about tuition and financial aid for online programs.Learn more
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