Analytical skills grounded in business

Data analytics is the fuel of the future. In the digital age, data is knowledge, and knowledge is power. At Susquehanna University, you will learn the science of manipulating complex data sets and how to leverage them for business needs. As a business data science major, you will sharpen your analytical and creative skills in a liberal arts and sciences environment that encourages bold thinking and a global perspective.

In the Sigmund Weis School of Business, you will be taught the essential skill of data literacy, which involves the ability to read, understand, create and communicate data as information. This skillset will empower you to apply data-focused problem-solving skills to prosper across all business functions. The business data science major extends the basic skills to include programming and advanced data analytics techniques.

Become a part of Susquehanna’s outstanding data set today.

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Sigmund Weis School of Business

Studying business at Susquehanna qualifies students to become leaders at home and abroad. In other words, active and engaged citizens of the world. Opportunities include guaranteed international internships, luxury brand marketing and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainability management, accounting, professional accounting, sales and earning a CPA in four years instead of five, to name a few.

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“Students develop important critical thinking and analytical skills to prosper in not only both initial jobs but also in a set of diverse data-focused careers.”

James Pomykalski, department head of finance & analytics

Potential Careers

  • Wealth manager
  • Chartered financial analyst
  • Equity trader
  • Data analyst
  • Surety underwriter

Recent Employers

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Blackrock
  • Hirtle Callaghan
  • Sompo International
  • SEI

Graduate Placements

  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University 
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Penn State University

Economics Essential with Professor Rousu

Join professor Matthew Rousu as he unravels the complexities of economics theories in a series of videos that explain everything from game theory to recession to economics in pop culture with examples from HBO’s Succession and Game of Thrones, Broadway’s Hamilton, poker tournaments and K-Pop.

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Studying for a Degree in Business Data Science

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in business data science at Susquehanna.

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See the full list of related programs on the Sigmund Weis School of Business page.

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