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.
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.
New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college of university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria; (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Exceptions: Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Marketing program until the admisison criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office.
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.
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.