Why Choose Business Data Analytics?
Our Business Data Analytics (BDA) program was created in response to the critical need in today's workplace for employees who are capable of drawing meaningful insight from vast quantities of data. It is the only undergraduate program of its type in the state. You will learn from statisticians and information systems experts who will teach you through practical, hands-on projects.
You will find the statistics faculty willing and readily available to help you outside of the classroom.
You will learn by working with faculty on real-world projects at our research consulting center.
Our classrooms and research consulting center provide opportunities for collaborative state-of-the-art learning.
Get a Great Job
Employers like to hire Ferris graduates because of their practical skills, receptive attitudes and abilities to do the job from day one. The BDA job market is exploding in a range of fields including business, education, manufacturing, healthcare, criminal justice, government, science and others. Some BDA career options: business data analyst, market research analyst, data analyst/data architect, business and systems analyst, analytic software sales representative, business systems consultant, research analyst or data analyst consultant.
Applicants are expected to meet 3 of the 4 criteria listed below in order to be placed directly into a College of Business bachelor/associate degree program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office. High school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
English ACT of 16 or higher or SAT of 370 or higher
Math ACT of 19 or higher or SAT of 460 or higher
Reading ACT of 19 or higher
Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admissions into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer student admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.
The Business Data Analytics program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree in business. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.)