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Business Analytics

About The Program

Business Analytics is the combination of statistics and critical thinking to help solve business problems. We want to help you firmly grasp these concepts and apply them to real life. You will learn how to combine business and managerial skills with computational skills to make a meaningful impact in the business world. You will study three primary areas — statistics, information technology, and core business disciplines. If you have a desire to do more for the foundation of your career, Tennessee Tech’s College of Business is for you.

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Degree Information

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Business Analytics. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.

 

Career Opportunities in Business Analytics

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other analytics professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in business analytics and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career. Learn more about career opportunities in Business Analytics »

 

Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.

 

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Computer Forensics ›

Computer Forensics and Investigations (DS4125) introduces students to the exciting world of digital forensics. Computer Forensics is relevant to all areas of business, criminal justice, human resource management, and computer science. Through the course, students develop skills working in a state-of-the-art forensic lab solving cases using forensic methodologies. These cases often include steganography, cryptography, password cracking, recovery of hidden or deleted data, and analysis of digital artifacts. The class is designed for technical and non-technical students who have a basic understanding of computer software (DS2810 or equivalent). If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Dr. Doc Wells.  

 

Bloomberg Market Certification (BMC) ›

BMC is a globally recognized course available for free to TTU students. Successful completion of the BMC signals to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service and optimized your individual job performance. The BMC course consists of 4 modules: Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. YOU CAN COMPLETE THE BMC AT NO COST at the Tennessee Tech Bloomberg Room 155 in Foundation Hall. Please contact Dr. Alma Nunez for further information.

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Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) ›

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a university club that (insert purpose of the club and what the club activities consist of). AITP is perfect for students who are interested in a career in business computing and information systems. Business Management, Option BIT (Business and Information Technology) students comprise the majority of the membership, but all business students are encouraged to join.

 

Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

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Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is Addison Dorris, who recently interned with Dollar General. Below is the testimonial she provided about her internship experience.

“During my internship, I developed my skillsets in project management, collaboration, human resources, and professional writing and design. Throughout the summer, I was able to take the lessons I learned in the classroom and apply them real-world situations. After this experience, I better understand how HR operates at a major corporation. This internship experience helped me realize that a career in Human Resources is the direction I want to take for my future!”

 

Learn More About Engagement Opportunities

Student Organizations

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved. Learn more about our Student Organizations »

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi from 2021-2022
Beta Alpha Psi is the Honor Society for Financial Information Professionals. Membership requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, an initial national life-time membership fee, and very modest annual chapter dues. The Zeta Phi Chapter at Tennessee Tech has been named a National Superior Chapter for many years, and is very active in the profession and the local community. Annual activities include Meet-the-Firms Night, 5K Glow Run, and the Spring Bean Counters' Scramble.

SAFE

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The Society for the Advancement of Finance and Economics (SAFE) is a professional network dedicated to research in various fields of finance. On campus SAFE activities include guest lectures, fund-raisers, and social events. The society helps coordinate the internship program and provides tutoring services to students in finance and economics related courses.

StudentCPT

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Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.

Business Analytics Faculty & Staff

 
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Curtis Armstrong
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Edwin Baidoo
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Tracy Black
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Grant Clary
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Whitney Cunningham
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Jim Jenkins
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Ryan Matthews
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Debbie Pennebaker
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Jeremy Schoen
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Larry Smith
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Thomas Timmerman
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Allison Toth
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Kyle Turner
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Doc Wells
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Susan Wells
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Jaime Williams
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Mick Williams
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Seth Williams
 

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Accreditation

The College of Business is accredited by the ​AACSB.

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