Economics and Decision Sciences

Business Analytics Program Details

  • Campus Availability: Macomb
  • Emphases of Study: Applied Statistics, Business, Information Systems, or Supply Chain Management
  • Students gain technical skills in data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting for data driven decision-making to solve the analytical problems of the contemporary business world
  • Graduates are well suited to pursue careers in almost any field of business, as well as in science, technology, computer science, health care, government, and education
  • Numerous opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and collegiate competition, and it assists them with career planning and placement
  • The Analytics and Economics Student Association (AESA) is an active organization that holds weekly meetings that focus on career preparation and networking

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements


No matter what your career interests, you will be encouraged to earn academic credit through faculty supervised research, internships, and study abroad programs. Internships are a “capstone” experience enhancing your attractiveness to employers. Employers also value an appreciation of the global nature of the world which you can acquire through one of the many study abroad programs offered at Western.

A unique career development program will assist you in identifying and acquiring those skills employment experts identify as necessary for success. The program provides guidance in selecting courses and activities that will strengthen these skills.

  • Bank Technical Analyst
  • Business Account Executive
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Digital Optimization Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Revenue Analyst
  • Analytic Consultant
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Economic or Financial Analyst
  • Forecast Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager


A degree in Business Analytics is very marketable and offers challenging opportunities, career flexibility, and financial rewards. Virtually no other academic major offers the opportunities for growth and flexibility in employment. Salaries for Analysts are majors are growing faster than in almost any major; demand for skilled graduates far exceeds the current supply. Graduates find employment broadly in financial institutions, many types of corporations, consulting firms, economic development organizations and government.

  • Ace Hardware
  • BP (British Petroleum)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Caterpillar Logistics Services
  • GEA Farm Technologies
  • Greenlee Textron
  • John Deere
  • Principal International
  • State Farm Bank
  • State Farm Insurance
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Wells Fargo