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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Business Analytics (AS)

Data on-demand

An associate degree in business analytics prepares you for gathering, analyzing, and presenting data. This degree will prepare you to work with big data technologies and analyze, improve, and streamline business processing analytical software and techniques. You will develop analytical, technical, and quantitative skills to provide solutions that are data-driven.

Next Steps

College of Business and Information Systems

Supporting the bottom line

Graduates will be well positioned to begin careers as data analysts, business analysts, and business intelligence analysts. And they’ll be able to solve analytical problems that are found in the business domain by performing research and reports in support of systems, and business development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Analytics associate degree, students will be able to:

  • Use essential analytics tools to visualize, analyze, clean, and work with data to support decision-making functions and evaluate results
  • Draw accurate conclusions from data analyses of real-world problems with a business-focused mindset.
  • Use supervised and unsupervised learning techniques on data to achieve tasks such as classification, regression, clustering, associate ne dimensionality reduction
  • Develop the ability to effectively extract insight from data and communicate the insights with stakeholders.


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