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Business Administration Major

Business Data Analytics Emphasis

School of Business and Economics


Join the Growing Feild of Big Data

The business data analytics emphasis is one of the first of its kind in the nation to explore the science of big data. Big data is all about the transformation of data from traditionally unconnected sources into powerful and predictive information that allows businesses to make better decisions and drive optimal results. In these courses, you will investigate the principles of data representation, management, statistical modeling, and analysis, and then apply these concepts to uncover patterns, relationships, and trends.

Big data is a career field with boundless opportunities – having created an estimated 4.4 million jobs in 2015. There will be plenty of career opportunities for analysts in the fields of business, nonprofit, science, engineering management, healthcare, finance, and government. Yet researchers predict that only one-third of these jobs will be filled because of the lack of qualified candidates.

With a degree in Business Administration: Business Data Analytics, some of the jobs and skill sets you will be prepared for include:

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  • Fraud detection
  • Applied statistics
  • Manufacturing design
  • Supply chain management
  • Traffic management
  • Mortgage loans
  • Trust management
  • Private banking
  • Customer service
  • Actuary science
  • Hotel management
  • Packaging analytics

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IACBE Accreditation

As you research Business Schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. The Concordia School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with IACBE to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Where Our Alumni Are Working

The value of an education is demonstrated by the success our graduates enjoy upon completion of their degree. Concordia University Irvine grads are respected in the many industries in which they find skillful work. Here are just a few of the places our alumni have recently been employed.

  • Adidas
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Marriott
  • Misty May Treanor Sports Complex
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Walt Disney Co.
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