Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics


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Degree Overview

New technologies are challenging organizations and their people to adapt their processes and make better use of more data than has ever been available before. To meet this challenge, Business analysts take a systemic view of an organization to guide its strategy and best serve its stakeholders.

With a major in Business Analytics from Calvin University, you will drive the digital transformation for organizations serving a wide range of markets.

You’ll combine business acumen, people and project management, and organizational change skills with a knowledge of information ecosystems, predictive analytics, and computer science.

You'll graduate ready to ask the right questions, and how to employ the right tools to bring value out of analytics and digital data—all with an ethical perspective that puts technology in the service of humanity.

Program Distinctives

Study abroad - Explore the ways that business operates around the globe by studying abroad for an interim or a full semester. Calvin business students have studied in places like Hungary, India, China, and Germany.
Gain real-world experience - Sure, you’ll have opportunities to intern with global leaders. But, long before you step through the doors of a multimillion dollar company, you will work on projects for them in class.
Learn from industry leaders - Your professors are leaders in their fields. They’ve worked for global companies and are ethical decision-makers. They’ll help you develop your skills and your network.
A city of opportunity - As a business analytics major, you’ll have consulting experience or an internship. From startups to large corporations, the Grand Rapids area is full of businesses of all sizes—which means plenty of opportunities to get an internship that builds on your goals.

Degree Information

  • Overview

    The BS in Business Analytics prepares graduates to structure business problems in ways that can be solved by data-science, information-technology, or machine learning applications; and to plan, organize, and lead organizational change projects that deliver such solutions. These “business analysts” work with data scientists and computer scientists, and therefore require knowledge and skills in organizational information ecosystems, algorithmic logic, database queries, predictive analytics, and the translation of business rules into software code. However, they also bring complementary business acumen, people management, and organizational change skills, including process design, collaborative project management, and negotiation, as well as an understanding of the business imperatives driving technological adoption.

    Business analysts often begin their careers coordinating development projects, whether for the in-house information technology departments of large organizations, for software application development companies, or for systems integration and market intelligence consultancies. Further, analysts act as the communication bridge between the business and technology communities with strong presentation and leadership skills.

    Students attracted to business, who also have abilities in systems thinking and data-driven inquiry, would be good candidates for this program. Students who are attracted to technology and have abilities in collaborative business problem-solving would also be good candidates for this program.

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