The Department offers majors in business data analytics. Decision making as a process is stressed. Students are taught to search for and identify important facts and properly analyze them in developing sound alternative courses of action. Modern analytical techniques, as well as the importance of the behavioral sciences, are introduced.


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.


Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3
BUAD 1111 Introduction to Business 1 COMM 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 3
BUAD 2003 Business Information Systems 3 BLAW 2033 Legal Environment of Business 3
MATH 2243 Calculus for Business and Economics 3 MATH 2223 Quantitative Business Analysis 3
Elective BDA 2003 Business Problem Solving 3
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15


Fall Spring
ACCT 2003 Accounting Principles I 3 ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles II 3
ECON 2003 Principles of Economics I 3 ECON 2013 Principles of Economics II 3
BUAD 2053 Business Statistics 3 Science with Lab1 4
BUAD 3023 Business Communications 3 U.S. History/Government1 3
BDA 2013 Business Spreadsheet Modeling 3 BDA 3053 Business Data Analysis 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16


Fall Spring
MKT 3043 Principles of Marketing 3 Science with Lab1 4
ECON 3093 Econometrics 3 ACCT 3063 Managerial Accounting or
ACCT 4023 Cost Accounting
MGMT 3003 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 MGMT 3103 Operations Management 3
BDA 3003 Data Analytics Apps Development 3 BDA Elective2 6
BDA 3033 Data Modeling and Management 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16


Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1 6 MKT 4153 Research Methods 3
ECON 3003 Money and Banking 3 MGMT 4083 Business Policy 3
MGMT 4013 Management Information Systems 3 MGMT 4203 Project Management 3
FIN 3063 Business Finance 3 BDA 4003 Business Intelligence 3
BDA Elective2 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in “General Education Requirements”.
2BDA Electives: MGMT 3113 Business Process Improvement, BDA 4031-3 Internship, BDA 4073 Special Topics.

Unconditional Admission Requirements

Arkansas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, race, age, national origin, religion, or disability in any of its practices, policies, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admission, employment, financial aid, or educational services. Arkansas Tech University complies with all applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended,Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. The Affirmative Action Office, Administration Building, Suite 212, has been designated to coordinate compliance efforts.

Important Dates
Priority Spring Application Deadline: January 1
Priority Fall Application Deadline: August 1

Entering Freshman / New Student:

New students to Arkansas Tech University must submit an application for admission, college entrance exam scores, a record documenting completion of secondary requirements, and proof of immunization documenting 2 MMR. If you have concurrent college credit, an official transcript from that institution is required. For Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, original score reports or a certified copy from your high school will need to be submitted prior to credit being awarded. A minimum criterion for exam scores and grade point average is listed below:

  1. Composite ACT score of 19 or above, composite SAT score of 990 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1330 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 246. Note: The ACT Writing exam is not required for admission purposes.

Completion of graduation requirements from a public secondary school, private secondary school, or a homeschool program documenting a minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average, and completion of the university’s secondary school core curriculum, OR minimum GED score of 600.
Students who have scored accordingly on an Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University by receiving a qualifying score on the examinations. These credits can satisfy general education requirements. AP, CLEP, and IB scores should be documented on your application for admission. Submit official score reports or readable copies embossed by your high school to the Office of Admissions. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate (IB) should submit their IB transcript for evaluation. Students who successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme can earn credit toward graduation at Arkansas Tech University.

Freshmen who do not meet unconditional admission requirements will be conditionally admitted with a minimum composite ACT score of 15, composite SAT score of 830 or above on the RSAT scale of 1600 or a composite SAT score of 1060 on the former SAT exam with a scale of 2400, or a composite Next Generation ACCUPLACER score of 229, and by completing college core with a 2.0/4.0 grade point average or minimum GED score of 600.

Returning Student:

Students who have not attended Arkansas Tech in the past year or have attended another college or university since last attending Tech must submit a new application for admission. Minimum grade point average requirements are listed below:

  • Has not attended another college since attending Tech
    • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher

Has attended another college since attending Tech

  • Cumulative Tech GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official college transcript(s) documents

    Cost & Fees

    *Tuition and Fees are subject to change as necessary Tuition Rates
    Hours Resident (In-State) Non-Resident(Out-of-State) Fees
    1 226.00 452.00
    2 452.00 904.00
    3 678.00 1,356.00
    4 904.00 1,808.00
    5 1,130.00 2,260.00
    6 1,356.00 2,712.00
    7 1,582.00 3,164.00
    8 1,808.00 3,616.00
    9 2,034.00 4,068.00
    10 2,260.00 4,520.00
    11 2,486.00 4,972.00
    12 2,712.00 5,424.00
    13 2,938.00 5,876.00
    14 3,164.00 6,328.00
    15 3,390.00 6,780.00
    16 3,616.00 7,232.00
    17 3,842.00 7,684.00
    18 4,068.00 8,136.00
    19 4,294.00 8,588.00
    20 4,520.00 9,040.00
    21 4,746.00 9,492.00
    22 4,972.00 9,944.00
Program taught in:
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Last updated November 7, 2018
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