In today's data-driven economy, business intelligence and data analytics (BIDA) gives you the tools and skills that span every industry and business.

The BIDA degree involves tools and practices that drive access, analysis and interpretation of data, leading to improved decision-making and performance across the value chain.

BIDA helps transform you into a process-oriented information manager with the ability to develop keen data-driven insights into business problems and solutions. As a graduate, you will be able to effectively solve problems using proper data and analysis tools. Additionally, you gain the skills to communicate information effectively across the organization, promoting and supporting clear, balanced and transparent decision-making.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, you will have the skills, tools and knowledge to pursue multiple career interests. Some of those careers are listed below:

  • SAP analyst
  • IT analyst
  • software consultant
  • IT instructor/trainer
  • information management program manager
  • database manager
  • accessibility specialist
  • business analyst
  • help desk analyst
  • computer technician
  • UNIX system administrator
  • e-commerce engineer
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Curriculum

Major

In the Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program, you take 42 credit hours of foundation coursework in business and 21 credits of specialized courses to satisfy major requirements. You also take an additional 6 credit hours of professional electives of your interest and choosing.

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Major Curriculum

Minors

Looking to take your education a step further? Check out our list of minors to complement your business intelligence and data analytics degree.

Clarkson Minors

Experiential Learning

Research Opportunities

At Clarkson, you will be able to pursue research topics that interest you. Individual professors in the business program offer a variety of opportunities for participating in different research projects, and they will work closely with you to determine which areas work best for you.

Internship and Co-op Opportunities

As a business student, you will participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to your professional goals. Recent internship employers include

  • Computer Task Group
  • IBM
  • EPIC
  • TE Connectivity
  • General Electric
  • AIX groups
  • NYSERDA
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • PointSource, LLC
  • The Computer Store Center
  • CSC
  • Webroot Inc.

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