The program is designed to provide students with real-world experiences in data-driven decision-making. Students will learn cutting-edge analytical skills, including popular machine learning techniques such as Deep Learning, and use software tools that are currently popular in the industry. Graduates of the program will be thoroughly prepared to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science program will prepare students with the skills needed to gather, store, analyze and interpret large amounts of data in order to make business decisions. The program is designed to cater to the burgeoning need for analytics and data science professionals in various industries such as finance, marketing, retail, and accounting.
The business analytics and data science bachelor’s program at NJCU reflects the university’s commitment to empower a diverse, underserved population and be an institution of higher education nimble in its response to dynamic 21st Century opportunities and challenges. The program also underscores the resolve of the NJCU School of Business to be a data-driven institution.
The program will be fully geared towards practice. Students learning experiences will be grounded in real-world contexts. Students will learn analytical skills and use software tools that are currently popular in the industry, to find solutions to business data analysis problems that are commonly encountered in practice. Students will also learn the ethical responsibilities of working with large amounts of data, which in many cases could be private. Graduates of the program will be thoroughly prepared to take on the role of a data scientist in the industry.
The program will also prepare students to take the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification.
Incoming students may transfer up to 50% of the School of Business courses required in the major, pending department evaluation for transfer equivalency. Once matriculated at NJCU, transfer students must complete at least 30 credits at NJCU to satisfy the university’s residency requirement. Students must also maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better in courses taken in the School of Business. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each School of Business course (ACCT, BUSI, ECON, FINC, MGMT, MKTG) used in fulfillment of a graduation requirement.
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ConvenienceYou’re at the heart of everything. You’re never more than a few minutes away from classes. Activities. Dining. Athletic and fitness facilities. Common areas. And everything else NJCU has to offer.
More FlexibilityIt’s so much easier to schedule the classes you want without having to worry about transit schedules and commuting hours. Use the newfound time for activities. Extra sturdy. Maybe even a few extra winks of sleep!
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AffordableWhen you add up the cost of off-campus housing (rent, utilities, food, commuting), you might be surprised that an NJCU residence and meal plan might be the way to go. Housing grants are available for qualified students.
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