Careers in Business Analytics

Business Analytics is the discipline that integrates functional business fields with analytical concepts and modeling, process improvement and computer based quantitative tools to make critical decisions; thus enhancing complex decision making processes and decision support.

Career Options for Business Analytics Majors

One very significant aspect of obtaining a degree in business analytics is the great number of options the person has in applying their education. Due to the ubiquity and complexity of business decision making, business analytics students may apply their business knowledge and analytical skills in a wide array of business functional areas. The number of potential jobs in each functional area is substantial. Listed below are areas of industry that employ people with training in business analytics:

  • Advertising
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cost Analysis
  • Engineering Economics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance
  • International Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Managerial Accounting Analysis
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Materials Management
  • Process and Systems Design
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Control
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Analyses
  • Six Sigma Analyses
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Integration
  • Preparation for Graduate Studies

Additional Information

Additional information about business analytics occupations and salaries is available from:

The UNT Career Center also maintains information about job opportunities about this and other disciplines.

Direct contact with professionals working in business analytics is possible by contacting the Department Undergraduate Coordinator, other faculty members of the ITDS Department, and by participating in INFORMS events.