Business analysts use data, statistics and modeling to inform business strategies. Business analytics may include predictive analytics, business intelligence, human performance management, data visualization and many other subjects. Business analytic skills are in high demand across a wide range of industries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, “business intelligence” (another commonly used name for business analytics) shows growth of between 7% and 13% a year between 2008 and 2018. Some careers of interest for business analytics majors include:

  • Business analyst
  • Business intelligence manager
  • Data analytics manager
  • Data engineer
  • Human resources analyst
  • Research & development analyst 
  • Web analyst