Business Analytics

Faster computing powers have made it possible for organizations to transform their massive amounts of data into information and apply advanced analytics methods to problems that were impossible to solve even ten years ago. Business analytics uses data, statistical and quantitative analysis, programming, predictive modeling, and optimization to make businesses work better and provide them with competitive advantage.

A concentration in Business Analytics will prepare you with the skills to use data and models that organizations are looking for in order to help them make better decisions in diverse areas like marketing, supply chain, operations and healthcare.


The business analytics concentration is fulfilled by three required course and one elective course. The current schedule for these courses is available in the Schedule of Classes on the BU Brain. Descriptions of courses are listed in the Binghamton University Bulletin and course descriptions for the upcoming semester are available on the BU Brain.

Contact Academic Advising for the most updated list of core courses and electives.

Required coursework

A GPA of 3.5 and a grade of A- in CQS 311 is required to declare this concentration. (Completion of S-Core coursework required for all courses, MIS 325 can replaced with an elective below if approved)


Select one or more of the following: (students also have the option to select MIS 480J: Introduction to Machine Learning and MKTG 480R: Data Mining Techniques in Marketing)