George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Exploring a Career in Business Analytics

Business analysts will work in practice with data scientists with backgrounds in engineering, math, or sciences, and with computer scientists whose expertise in data analytics is centered on data architecture or developing data analysis tools.

The business analytics concentration prepares you for a wide range of career options that intersect the management of data, strategy, people, processes, solutions, and technology:

  • Accounting Data Analyst
  • Business Analytics Specialist
  • Business Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Mining Associate
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Digital Analyst
  • Financial Quantitative Analyst
  • Fraud Examiner/Analyst/Investigator
  • Marketing Data Analyst
  • Marketing Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Statistical Research Assistant
  • Systems Analyst

The business analytics concentration is designed to meet the market demand for graduates who understand and can deploy a wide array of methodologies and techniques for the collection, organization, reporting, and mining of data to extracting useful and actionable information for decision makers.

Skills Developed:

  • Data collection
  • Data visualization
  • Data cleaning
  • Data mining
  • Results presentation
  • Data science project management
  • Oral and written communication
  • Statistical/econometric abilities
  • Analytical abilities
  • Interdisciplinary approach