Business Analytics is a highly practical, immediately applicable major, which combines business knowledge (i.e. economics, management and marketing) with the use of the latest technologies, processes and applications such as Microsoft Business Intelligence suite. The program exposes students to the skills needed to improve business decision making through data analysis. There is a strong emphasis on strengthening the student’s oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving. Students have the opportunity to complete internships to gain hands-on, real-world business experience.
Where You Could Go
NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online. NC State has a unique 3+1 agreement with Franklin University allowing Business Administration and Accounting graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree at the Kehoe Center. Additional transfer opportunities are also available.
The need for business graduates with strong technology and analytical skills are common to many area employers that serve all segments of the economy, including manufacturing, service, transportation, retail, government and non-profit organizations.
Representatives from accounting firms, manufacturing companies, banking institutions, health care providers and the non-profit sector were consulted during the development of this program.
Graduates take the Major Field Test covering accounting, management, marketing and economics. The test is administered by Education Testing Services (ETS), the same company that oversees SAT testing. NC State graduates have scored in the top 15% of community college students taking this exam nationwide.