The Business Analytics curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in analytical professions. Students will complete course work in statistical and analytic theory, best practices, & analysis; data mining and data warehousing; predictive modeling; project and operations management; and analytical tools and techniques. Related skills include business communication, critical thinking, and decision making. The curriculum is hands-on, with an emphasis on application of theoretical and practical concepts. Students will engage with the latest tools and technology utilized in today’s analytics fields.
Wake Technical Community College offers the first Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics in the country. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in entry-level business intelligence and analytics professions. The program is fully accredited and offers courses in on-campus, hybrid, and online formats.
Applying to the Program
The program is open-entry; students new to the college as a curriculum student will apply as a new credit student. Students who have previous educational experience and hold a degree are encouraged to submit past transcripts for evaluation. Current curriculum Wake Tech students may register for program courses during the open registration process. Current students are encouraged to meet with a program faculty member or the Director to complete an Academic Program Change/Addition Request form. Once enrolled, students may register for courses via WebAdvisor (see Course Schedules). Students should review the course prerequisites prior to course registration.
Tuition and Costs
Program tuition and costs are established by the State Board of Community Colleges. Please visit Tuition and Fees for up-to-date costs.
Business Analytics is a fast-growing field. Graduates qualify for employment as data technicians, data scientists, and business analysts in the fields of finance, banking, logistics, marketing, healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, and government organizations.
Some career options and salary ranges* include:
- Management analyst: $43-78K
- Market research analyst: $33-60K
- Budget analyst: $45-69K
- Credit analyst: $36-60K
*Source www.bls.gov (10-50% national salary ranges)
The Business Analytics Student
Students in the program should possess an aptitude and affinity for mathematical, quantitative, and statistical analysis, as well as basic computer usage skills. Basic spreadsheet usage is highly recommended. Students new to online learning are strongly encouraged to enroll in hybrid or seated courses before enrolling in online sections. Students who are entering the program without prior higher educational experience are strongly encouraged to enroll in the traditional, 16-week semester schedule versus the accelerated 8-week offerings.