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Business Analytics

By: Tyler Garrison

Why companies need


business analytics
Determine best solutions
Validating business needs
Evaluating the benefits of the solution they analyze
Marketing trends

Understand their customer group


Analyze and solve business problems and opportunities

Interpersonal Skills
Oral and written communication skills

Creativity
Time management
Project management
Problem-solving
Critical thinking
Capacity to work with different types of people

Common College Majors

Time
Undergraduate Degree
4 years of college study
Minimum of 120 hours

Masters Degree
2 years of college study

Internships
Variety of different opportunities

Cost Per Year


Books,
$800

Other,
$1,066
Tuition,
$8,610

Room &
Board,
$10,200

4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $82,704

The College of Gatton


Students admitted as freshmen to the University of
Kentucky will be admitted as pre-majors to the Gatton
College of Business.

Full admission is typically granted in the sophomore


year after meeting the selective admission criteria.

GPA of 2.8 or greater

Courses
Freshmen and Sophomore: General Core
Requirements

Junior: Analyzing Business Operations, Supply Chain


Management, Data Base Management, Information
Systems in Modern Enterprise

Senior: Analytics, Data Mining

Internships

Capital One- Internship

Develop analytical tools


Analyze marketing

AT&T- Summer Internship


Performing research and analysis
Presenting findings to management

5/3 Bank- Leadership opportunity


Working as a rotational leader throughout the bank

12 weeks during the summer

Working Environment
Employed by a large organization

Divisions of companies could include: data analytics,


human capital analytics,
marketing analytics, etc.
Private or public
Consultant
Individual contributor or part of a larger team

Demand
Rise of technology has expanded employment
opportunities in this field

Business analytics are used within human resources,


marketing and logistics in many companies

The field is expected to grow 22% between 2010-2020


Faster than average for all occupations
Females and minorities

Salary
Annual business analyst salary (entry level) for professional with less
than one year of experience starts at approximately $31,000 up to
$58,800.

According to Indeed.com, the average salary for experienced business


analytics is $94,000.

Job Security
"It's one of the most critical
roles in the info tech space,"
says Allen Hackman, senior
director of information
technology.

"You don't need IT to


implement Salesforce.com,"
he notes. "But how do I apply
it, how do I meet my
business need, how do I get
people to use it? That's the
role the business analyst
fulfills. (Allen Hackman)

Works Cited

http://www.collegequest.com/how-to-become-a-business-analyst.aspx

http://gatton.uky.edu/Undergraduates/Content.asp?PageName=UPreMajor

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