What will I learn?

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major, many students combine the business analytics major with a second major, specifically marketing, finance or information systems. Some of the required courses in the business analytics major can count toward the requirements of the marketing, finance and information systems major and vice versa.

What is Business Analytics?

Business analytics is the discipline of applying quantitative analytical models to convert data into useful information to help make better business decisions. Business analytics consists of:

  • Descriptive analytics: analyzing what has happened in the past,
  • Predictive analytics: predicting what could happen in the future, and
  • Prescriptive analytics: prescribing optimal actions that will result in the best outcomes.

By understanding what has happened in the past, business organizations can better predict the future and make decisions that will benefit the organization and their customers.

Why Study Business Analytics?

Business organizations of the 21st century maintain large databases with information about their customers, supply chain and competitors. These organizations strive to establish a competitive advantage by using this data to make better decisions.

The insights gained through quantitative analysis allows a company to uncover lucrative business opportunities, obtain necessary information to retain customers or improve research, or inject certainty and predictability into the decision-making process.

Thus, the ability to analyze and interpret information extracted from the data to make sound managerial decision is a skill-set increasingly desired by employers.

Le Moyne’s Business Analytics Major

The business analytics major introduces students to quantitative modeling and analysis. Students learn methods and techniques in the context of diagnosing and solving problems from different disciplines of business. Classes are held in a computer lab to provide hands-on real-world experience in the art of modeling and analytics.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major, many students elect to pursue a dual major in business analytics and either finance, marketing, or information systems.

Which department am I in?

Madden School of Business

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$33,560.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Madden School of Business

1419 Salt Springs Road,


New York,

13214, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the completion of High School. Other English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based).

For international students

Applicants will typically be expected to have achieved at least an 80-percent average in academic subjects and to rank in the upper half of their class. The student must graduate from an accredited high school and normally should complete a minimum of 16 academic units in the following distribution: English – 4; Foreign Language – 3; Mathematics - 3-4; Natural Science - 3-4; Social Studies - 3-4.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants are expected to achieve

  • A score of 550 or higher on the paper version,
  • 213 on the computer version, or
  • 79 or higher on the Internet version
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required
  • A score of 600 on the verbal portion of the SAT or its equivalent exempts applicants from the TOEFL requirement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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