Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics| SIU College of Business and Analytics

Southern Illinois University



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Business Analytics, B.S.

Every industry today is influenced by big data and business analytics and benefits from the application of artificial intelligence. Our Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics prepares students for applying data analytics skills, artificial intelligence and machine learning knowledge to strengthen business strategies. Graduates of our business analytics program are ready to fill high-demand, prominent career opportunities.

The Capstone Option for Transfer Students

The Capstone Option is available to students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or have the equivalent certification and who have a cumulative 2.0/4.0 GPA on all accredited coursework prior to the completion of the AAS or certification, as calculated by SIU. The Capstone Option reduces the University Core Curriculum requirements from 39 to 30 hours, therefore reducing the time to degree completion. Students who apply for the Capstone Option will work with the College of Business and Analytics Advisement Office for approval  and will complete a personal contract for a degree completion plan.

Our Curriculum

Our Analytics curriculum includes courses in database management, project management, information visualization, ethics and more. The courses are designed to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of business practices as well as big data and artificial intelligence.

A major in Business Analytics requires students to earn a minimum grade of C (a grade of C- is not sufficient) in each of the courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the Business Analytics major*, and students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average for those major courses. For Business Analytics majors, Business Analytics courses completed more than seven calendar years prior to the current term must be repeated.


You can explore different areas and acquire the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to achieve your individual occupational goals through our business economics electives. Find out about the various options and electives we offer by visiting the academic advisement webpage.

Advanced Study

Our business analytics graduates are prepared a career in a variety of industries as well as for advanced studies. Graduates can pursue advanced studies working toward an M.B.A. with a business analytics concentration through our online master's program.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Analytics

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements 39
Professional Business Core 47
Requirements for Major in Business Analytics* (Minimum grade of C required for all classes in major area)

BSAN 401, BSAN 402, BSAN 403, BSAN 404, BSAN 405, BSAN 406, BSAN 407, MGMT 360, MGMT 420, and MGMT 421
Electives1 4
Total 120
1 120 semester hours are required for graduation. Any additional hours of college level credit can be used to equal minimum 120 semester hours required for degree.