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BS Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Clarkson University

Business intelligence and data analytics involves tools and practices that drive access, analysis, and interpretation of business data. This analysis leads to improved decision making and performance across the value chain. These tools and skills are essential in today’s data driven economy. The Bachelor of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) degree will help create process-oriented information managers with the ability to develop keen data- driven insights into business problems and solutions. Graduates will be able to work effectively with a range of organizational stakeholders with varying knowledge and skill bases - from data scientists to field salespeople. Graduates will be able to identify and use proper data and analysis tools for effective problem solving and importantly, will be able to communicate information effectively across the organization to promote and support clear, balanced, and transparent decision-making. 

Graduates with a BIDA degree will have a great deal of flexibility upon graduation. They may become data acquisition experts or analysts, database administrators, or pursue a graduate degree in the data science field. They may also pursue a career in the more traditional information systems field such as IT project managers or enterprise system consultants.

Students earning a degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics must complete 120 credits including the following: 33 credits of Clarkson Common Experience requirements (including the Clarkson Seminar, two mathematics courses (calculus and statistics; MA131 is recommended, followed by STAT282 and MA239, Elementary Linear Algebra, as a non-business elective), two science courses (one of which must include a lab), five knowledge area courses, and a technology course); 42 credits of foundation coursework in business; 21 credits of specialized courses to satisfy the major requirements; and 6 credit hours of professional electives. 

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4 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025
  • August 2026
  • January 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time