Analytics and Technology

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Program Description 

As access to data continues to grow, companies are relying even more on data science and data analytics to make informed business decisions. Because of this, the field of data and analytics is one of the fastest growing and highest-paid sectors in the 21st century. Data science jobs are in great demand and a degree in analytics and technology from Rockhurst University equips students with the business intelligence skills to fill these challenging roles.

Students in the analytics and technology major may choose from two tracks. The Business Analytics track gives a broad approach to statistic and data science, incorporating project management, analytics for business decision making and market research. The Data Science and Analytics track takes a deeper focus on the core science of data and statistics. One giving more attention to statistics, the other focusing more on business analytics.

Learning Outcomes 

  • To be able to answer business questions using a great amount of company data.  
  • To communicate technical results and recommendations to a non-technical audience. 
  • To use a number of modern computational tools to work with data analytics. 
  • To use advanced models to solve business problems. 
  • To use different kinds of data such as social media to enhance insights and recommendations.

Prospective Students 

Current Students 

Experiences 

  • Each student completes at least one data internship during the course of their program.
  • Myriad opportunities to network with potential employers and employees currently in data science jobs
  • Through the extensive connectedness of Helzberg School of Management faculty, students have access to a broad array of internships each summer to build their data science skillset.
  • In various classes, students have opportunities to work with local, regional and national companies.

Outcomes 

The Analytics and Technology program has a very high placement rate for jobs and internships. Graduates may choose to pursue a graduate degree in the business intelligence or data science field or find entry-level positions such as: 

  • Business Intelligence Analyst 
  • Data Visualization Specialist 
  • Insights and Analytics Consultant 
  • Junior Data Scientist