Business Analytics Major

Turn information into action.

By preparing you to make immediate, valuable contributions to any organization you join, our business analytics curriculum boosts your marketability and value to future employers. With an understanding of how to utilize big data to make informed decisions, you will play a key role in helping businesses improve performance and profits.

The already strong demand for business professionals with data analytics skills is only growing stronger. A recent PwC study revealed that the majority of data science and analytics job postings required business expertise beyond technical data analytics alone.

A major in business analytics from the Knauss School of Business at USD — the only university in Southern California to offer this program — will provide you with the foundation you need to understand data analysis and incorporate it into the business decision-making process.

A career in business analytics may be for you if:

  • You're not scared of numbers (you enjoy statistics)
  • You enjoy analyzing data to identify patterns (you love a good chart or graph)
  • You're a great communicator (you enjoy presenting)

Are you majoring in something else and looking to add this future-proof skillset to your resume? A minor in business analytics may be for you.

Business students talking while working on business data on laptops

The facts are clear.

Businesses need individuals who can assess, interpret and convert data into actionable knowledge. We can help you be that someone.

USD students on a bridge on campus

From QA to QD.

Graduates with a business analytics minor enter the workforce ready to convert quantitative analysis into quality decision-making.