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BS in Business Administration - Data Science

Students of Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Data Science program can learn methods for gathering and analyzing business data for decision-making purposes. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Data Science

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students should possess strong analytical and communication skills, as concentration courses in this program focus mainly on the analysis of data and the communication of analyses to stakeholders and other interested parties. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What methods are used to prepare and analyze data? How do data analysts utilize data visualization tools? Which data science tools are used to query data in order to solve problems? These are examples of the subjects that can be explored in the online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Data Science program at Walden University. Students could learn methods for communicating data analysis information, how data analysis is used to predict trends, and common data domains. In required business courses, students can review managerial processes in various areas, including marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, IT, and operations. They can also study details about organizational leadership, managerial decision-making, and business statistics. The capstone course allows students to apply methods and techniques studied in the program to outline a change or improvement within a real-world organization.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

181 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Data Science:

Once enrolled in this business administration program, students are required to earn 45 credits in the general education curriculum, 61 credits in business courses, 15 credits in the data science concentration, and 55 credits in electives. The remaining five credits are taken in a capstone course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (45 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in each of the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Sciences
  • College Math

Business Courses (61 credits)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Law
  • Operations Management
  • Data Science Essentials
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems in Enterprise
  • Personal and Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics

Concentration Courses: Data Science (15 credits)

  • Storytelling with Data: Visualization and Communication
  • Data Mining and Analysis
  • Advanced Data Science Tools and Techniques

Elective Courses (55 credits)

  • Students select a total of 11 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, or any Walden University bachelor's degree courses.

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Capstone: Strategic Business Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have graduated from the BS in Business Administration - Data Science program, students could go on to earn a master's degree in this field of study. A master's degree might be necessary to obtain teaching positions or to assume more advanced managerial responsibilities in some companies. In a master's degree program, students might learn more details about programming applications, big data analysis, and statistics.

Available master's degree programs include:

  • Master of Science in Data Science
  • Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Career Paths:

After earning this BS degree in business administration, graduates could be prepared to apply what they have learned about data analysis, data communications, and data science tools to private corporations, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations. In some roles, graduates might help corporations interpret and utilize data to drive business planning or development decisions.

Some career opportunities that might be open to graduates include:

  • Data analyst
  • Operations analyst
  • Business analyst

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