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Business Systems and Analytics, BSBA

Program Description

As the field of business moves deeper into the age of Big Data, analytics plays an increasingly important role in how companies make decision and improve productivity. Effectively aggregating, organizing, and understanding data can be the determining factor in the success or failure of an organization. Companies are seeking skilled employees who are comfortable with working with data and making informed and effective decisions in technology-rich environments.

Studying Business Systems and Analytics at La Salle University will prepare you for beginning your career in business analytics and data sciences. The demand for employers equipped with information systems and business analytics knowledge and skills is steadily on the rise making this an incredibly attractive sector for employment. In addition, Philadelphia is an active hiring market putting graduates of La Salle University in a prime location.

Why Take This Major?

  • In courses that mix data analytics skills with information systems (e.g., data mining, business intelligence, predictive modeling), students will learn to use data and technology effectively at the workplace.
  • Our faculty members are teachers, scholars, and mentors, armed with the experience and dedication to help students achieve their goals.
  • Our program capitalizes on the city of Philadelphia’s lively business scene (i.e., financial analytics, healthcare analytics, sports, etc.). Students venture into the business world to work side-by-side with professionals who are harvesting data, analyzing its importance, and using it to make informed decisions.
  • Business leaders are frequent guests in our classrooms, which allows them to share their real-world experience and insight with students.
  • Our graduates leave La Salle with the technical, analytical, and managerial skills to collect, manage, and analyze data.
  • An education in Business Systems and Analytics offers a wide range of industries to find a career in with strong emphasis in the Finance and Insurance, Professional Services, and IT sectors. Our students have numerous career options including:
    • Chief Information Officer
    • Chief Data Officer
    • Director of IT
    • Financial Analyst
    • Operations Analyst
    • Business Intelligence Architect
    • Data Mining Analyst
    • Biostatistician
    • Data Engineer
    • Financial Quantitative Analyst
    • Sports Analyst
    • Healthcare Analyst
    • Marketing Analyst 
  • ​​​STEM Designation
    • The BSBA program in Business Systems and Analytics (BSA) meets the requirements of what the Department of Homeland Security considers to be a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field of study. International students who graduate from these programs may be eligible to apply for a 24-month OPT extension.