Undergraduate Honors Program in Business Analytics

Description

The Data Analytics Honors Program is designed for Poole College of Management students seeking to extend their accounting, business administration, or economics degree into the area of data analysis and analytics. Courses in this honors program are designed to build an expertise in understanding data, data structures and data analysis as used by businesses.  The program has a focus on real world applications through practicum and project-based courses.

Poole College of Management students who have completed BUS 340H and BUS 350H and have a 3.25 GPA or better may apply to participate in the Data Analytics Honors Program. Acceptance into the program is competitive and based on prior academic achievements.  To be certified as a graduate of the Data Analytics Program students must have:

A. completed all honors program courses with a B or better;
B. a 3.25 or better GPA in their major; and
C. a 3.25 or better overall GPA.

Questions about the Data Analytics Honors Program should be directed to data_analytics_honors@ncsu.edu

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and based on prior academic achievement. The program is open only to Poole College of Management students who have completed BUS 340H, either BUS 350H or BUS/ST 350 with a B+ or above, and have a 3.25 or better overall GPA.
If you are an interested undergraduate student and believe you meet the program requirements, please complete the Business Analytics Honors Program Application and follow the instructions for submission. Prospective applicants will be asked to submit an application and a degree audit. In the meantime, students interested in learning more about this new program are asked to send an email message to business_analytics_honors@ncsu.edu.
If you have already taken BUS 340 (non-honors) and/or BUS/ST 350 (non-honors) and performed well in those classes, or if you have taken ACC 340 but not BUS 340/340H, contact us at business_analytics_honors@ncsu.edu to begin a discussion about alternatives.

Program Requirements

  • BUS 351H Predictive Analytics for Business (or BUS 443H prior to SP18)
  • BUS 458H Analytics: From Data to Decisions
  • BUS 459H* Business Analytics Practicum

*Students may substitute other honors-level practicum courses containing data analytics content with program-level approval.

Certification

Completion of the Data Analytics Honors Program will be certified on a student’s transcript after all degree requirements have been met in addition to the following:

  • B or better grade in all required program-level courses
  • 3.25 or better overall major GPA (ACC or BUS or EC/ECG courses)
  • 3.25 or better overall GPA

Program Director

Poole College of Management students with questions or interest in applying to the Business Analytics Honors Program should contact business_analytics_honors@ncsu.edu.