Why Study Business Analytics & Technology Management?

Programs in Business Analytics and Technology Management fuse systems, data, analytics, visualization, project management, supply chain managment and business intelligence to prepare students for a variety of careers in a broad range of fields. 

Program Advantages 

  • International students benefit from our STEM accredited programs. 
  • The business systems and processes (BSAP) major is the only one of its kind in Maryland. It gives graduates a balanced understanding of business principles and information technology. Through the program, students earn the SAP Recognition Award, which signals to employers that they are adept at the leading enterprise resource planning software used by thousands of companies worldwide.  
  • Students pursuing the business administration major with a concentration in project management have the opportunity to earn the Student Certificate in Project Management (SCiPM). This certificate demonstrates students’ knowledge of project management to employers and lays the foundation for continued professional growth.
  • Students pursuing the business administration major with the business analytics track will be able to organize and analyze data, discover patterns, and derive business intelligence and insights to drive better decision making.
  • Students adding the business analytics minor to their major will be able to gain a blend of technology and analytical skills to enhance their career prospects and obtain a competitive edge in a job market which highly values analytical skills across all job functions and organizations. 

Benefits 

  • Hands-on experience and training with analytics, systems and software such as SAP-ERP, MS-Excel, Lumira, Salesforce, MS-SharePoint Designer, MS Project and many more 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Excel 
  • Professional internships  
  • Multiple opportunities for networking and professional development through guest speaker, business cases, conferences, college events and student organizations 
  • Great interaction with professors, industry, classmates through research projects and experiential learning opportunities in the classroom 
  • Win prizes and network with employers in our business case competitions 

Careers

Businesses are dependent on various systems like ERPs, CRMs and SCMs to operate. Data from these systems are analyzed to make intelligent decisions to further help the organization strategically. Companies need individuals that understand how systems work, the value of data analytics and business visualization.  

Students with a degree in business systems and processes (BSAP) are primed for a variety of careers, industries and job functions. Typical job titles include system analyst, computer information analyst, and SAP consultant.

Project management is also a vitally important function for businesses and organizations. Students with a degree in business administration with a project management and business analysis (PMBA) concentration are prepared for careers such as:

  • project manager/coordinator/specialist
  • business analyst
  • quality assurance analyst
  • operations analyst

Students majoring in business administration with a business analytics track or minoring in business analytics will find analytical jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, management analyst and market research analyst. Students will also be able to enhance their career paths in traditional job functions which require analytical and technical skills.

The Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Supply Chain Management allows business administration majors, business systems and processes majors, and business analytics minors to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in as little as five years. The program merges the in-demand skills of project management and supply chain management, which are good foundations for careers such as: 

  • Professional supply chain analyst 
  • Operation manager 
  • Procurement / purchasing manager 
  • Consultant / contractor  

Get more information about careers in business systems and processes and business administration at the Career Center: 

Flexible options 

The Business Analytics and Technology Management Department offers several undergraduate programs: business systems and processes,  business administration with a concentration in project management, business adminstration with a track in business analytics, and a minor in business analytics.

The department also offers graduate programs in supply chain management and project, program and portfolio management and an accelerated B.S./M.S. in supply chain management

Student Research

Motivated undergraduates who are interested in studying a topic in-depth or want to assist in faculty research may enroll in Independent Study.  Students need to be fully admitted into the BUAD or BSAP major in order to be eligible and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.  Previous projects include collaborative scheduling in project management, elections security, data visualization, etc. 

  • Megan Price is doing her part to protect our elections 
  • Riyaben Patel is using Tableau to further analyze and visualize data to make better decisions in clinical trials.
  • Meredith Price is helping small businesses ensure their website is optimized to increase their ranking on search engine results.
  • Erik Bell is studying how communication style can impact social distancing polices.

Supply Chain Capstone projects

Election Security Research