Over a period of just four years, the existing 15 credit Business Analytics Certificate has grown to be the most popular certificate of the college; 15% of spring 2021 graduates earned it. The major proposed here takes the existing required courses of the certificate and adds one more to create an 18 credit major.
The Katz/CBA faculty developed and approved the 18-credit undergraduate Business Analytics major. The proposed 18-credit program would build upon the emphasis on business analytics in the recent curriculum changes recommended by the Undergraduate Programs Committee (UPC) and adopted by the faculty of Katz/CBA.
The foundation for the proposed Business Analytics major is provided by the three the new business analytics courses required of all Pitt Business undergraduate students as a result of the 2021 curriculum revision that was adopted by the Katz/CBA faculty. These courses are part of the business core, a set of courses required of all BSBA students, regardless of major.
The three new, required, foundation courses approved by the faculty are:
Students pursuing the Business Analytics major would take five additional required courses and one elective. The five required courses for the proposed Business Analytics major are: