Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Business Analytics at SIUE

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Master’s Specialization

Business professionals who can make data-driven decisions are in high demand: The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for management analysts – including business analysts – to grow by 11% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

School of Business faculty consulted with SIUE alumni from corporate partners in the region and across the country during the development of the business analytics specialization. Enhancing your graduate degree with data analytics skills will help you stand out even more as you enter the competitive job market. A master’s specialization in business analytics is available for all SIUE School of Business graduate programs, including:

  • MBA
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing Research
  • Computer Management and Information Systems


What is Business Analytics?

Business analytics is the collection, analysis and utilization of extremely large data sets. A new industry has evolved to analyze these large data sets and use that information to make strategic decisions.  

Data analytics is extremely useful in these business areas:

  • Cyber security
  • Financial analysis
  • Market analysis

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