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Business Administration BS - Data Analytics Concentration

(HEGIS: 05.06 BUSINESS MGT & ADMINISTR, CIP: 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General)

Why study Business Administration BS - Data Analytics Concentration at UB?

Our programs provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value. We emphasize broad exposure to quantitative reasoning, social sciences, soft skills, and a general management education required to compete in today's global market.

The Data Analytics concentration will arm students with a high demand skill set – the ability to analyze, manipulate, and draw inferences from large data sets. This rising discipline requires practitioners with know-how that cuts across core business disciplines and well-developed critical thinking and communication skills, which are deeply informed by context. The Data Analytics concentration must be coupled with a primary concentration within the major. Students receive both the theoretical and practical knowledge essential to applying advanced business data analytics methods and models to a diverse set of business topics and challenges across functional concentrations in our program (Finance, HR, MIS, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain). The Data Analytics concentration paired with a primary concentration will provide students with a frame of reference by which to analyze the data.

Learning Outcomes

The University at Buffalo School of Management Undergraduate Programs are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, guided by a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. The over-arching goal of our program is to develop a well-rounded business professional who is capable of:

  • Leading through innovation and embracing positive change.
  • Applying quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills to solve problems and develop opportunities.
  • Communicating effectively, including both clarity of message and professionalism.
  • Fostering collaboration to achieve organizational goals.
  • Thriving in a global business environment.

The hallmark of a School of Management graduate should be a highly skilled, emotionally mature and culturally sensitive professional with a strong sense of integrity and ethics. Our program prepares students to enter directly into their chosen career path or to apply to graduate school upon completion of our bachelor’s degree.

The Learning Environment

Courses in the program are delivered by highly qualified faculty using instructional approaches that ensure the learning outcomes of each course. Students take a series of prerequisite courses early in their academic careers that serve as a foundation for the upper-level core curriculum. There are upper-level core requirements that cut across multiple management disciplines providing a comprehensive understanding and application of contemporary management practices. Many courses are project-based integrating case studies. The capstone course offers academic training with real-world exposure through experiential learning.

Several of the courses are delivered via Digital Access or in lecture halls, while the other half average 45 students. Recitations that accompany core courses are taught by teaching assistants in class sizes of approximately 30 or less. The class size for additional required concentration courses typically average 45 students. A concentration is not required, but all students must complete a minimum of three 300 or 400-level management courses beyond the core courses.

About Our Facilities

The Jacobs Management Center and the adjacent Alfiero Center offer a complete home for management students, faculty and staff. Together, they are among only a few buildings at UB that commingle classrooms and offices, creating an interactive community of professionals, students and scholars. The School has a computer lab with exclusive access for School of Management students.

There are nine student breakout rooms each outfitted with a large monitor for displaying laptop content. There are numerous tables and work spaces throughout the three floors of the atrium for group work, studying, networking, and socializing with peers. Take a virtual tour.

The Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes classrooms, a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area — all dedicated exclusively to our undergraduates, with technology throughout to enhance student experiences. The new center offers a bright, colorful space dedicated exclusively, to help undergrads feel at home in the School of Management.

About Our Faculty

The faculty of the program consists of ladder faculty and clinical faculty. Both types of faculty have the highest academic degree required for their appointment. Ladder faculty members hold doctoral degrees and maintain an active research record by publishing in the top and leading academic journals in their area of expertise. Clinical faculty members hold one or several professional certificates (e.g., CPA) in addition to academic degrees required for their appointment. Academically qualified clinical faculty also publish in their area of expertise. Our faculty frequently attend conferences, workshops, and other professional meetings to update their knowledge and develop professional networks. Our faculty is actively engaged in mentoring students (e.g., serving as faculty advisor of student clubs and coaching student teams in case competition) and ensuring a high-quality learning environment.

This expertise enables them to illustrate the theoretical side of business concepts and bring them to life with practical industry examples. Our faculty's commitment to teaching, along with their contacts, availability and friendliness, makes them a powerful and highly approachable resource for our students.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the our School of Management faculty and staff directory for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The Career Resource Center (CRC) in the School of Management serves as the primary resource for students and alumni, helping them to effectively leverage CRC tools and services in career exploration and job search. The CRC is also a key link between the school and employers, offering programs that bring these groups together, such as job fairs, networking events, the Career Passport Program, internships, campus recruiting, professional speakers for student clubs, industry presenters in the required career planning/strategies classes, as well as career development workshops and seminars.

The mission of the CRC is to create an environment that enables and motivates students to be successful in reaching their career goals. Please contact the CRC in 308 Alfiero Center for further information.

To learn more about where alumni of our program have been employed, visit our Career Resource Center Student page.

Academic Advising

The School of Management’s Undergraduate Academic Programs office provides guidance and support to students majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. The department has six full-time, master’s educated, professional academic advisors who work with a designated student caseload. Student caseload is distributed based on the first letter of the student’s last name. This model enables our advising staff to work with a student from backpack to briefcase throughout the academic career helping to create a sense of community and connection right from a student’s first day on campus. Our advising staff assists with course planning, helping students understand academic policies and procedures, and serves as a resource for students navigating their way through the university environment. The office also has a designated admissions coordinator who works closely with transfer students and UB students planning to change their majors to accounting or business administration.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Scholarships and Financial Support

The School of Management offers a variety of opportunities for supplemental financial support including merit scholarships, study abroad scholarships, travel to professional association conferences or national competitions through our annual WOW fund program, and opportunities through various undergraduate competitions such as our annual Undergraduate Poster Competition.

Be sure to also see the Undergraduate Admissions website for additional scholarship opportunities.

At the graduate level, students ought to pursue a number of funding opportunities including discussing with the graduate programs office about how to apply for graduate assistantships.

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Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:31