Big data is an integral part of how organizations will solve the business challenges of tomorrow. It is already impacting how they react to customers, respond to trends, and plan social, political and philanthropic initiatives. With increased computation power and the desire to make strategic, analytically informed decisions, the need for management professionals skilled in interpreting and translating data is at an all time high. Learn the distinct competencies needed to effectively collect data, interpret it in a meaningful way, and understand the ethical implications. This is an astounding opportunity to join a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry that has societal, economical, and cultural implications.
Analytics are part of every organization including the arts, humanities, business, health, human services, and the sciences. The interpretation of Big Data can transform the way organizations and communities do business, clarify mysteries about consumer behaviors or maximize the likely success of a new social enterprise, all through the interpretation of large quantities of data.
However, this Data Analytics focus is about more than understanding the techniques for mining and interpreting information. Antioch University Midwest’s program also focuses on educating the ethical and creative thinker who interprets and makes decisions that have broad organizational and societal impact.
The Data Analytics focus at Antioch University Midwest uses an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students not only to dissect large quantities of information, but to ask the right questions in context with the challenges that face our world today. Big Data provides information about behavior and trends, which ultimately enables users to make data-driven decisions regarding organizations and communities, but at Antioch University Midwest, students also explore the “ethical ambiguities” created by the ways we gather and use Big Data.
To earn a Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University Midwest, students will have a combination of transfer credits and required Antioch University Midwest credits totaling 120 credits.
Antioch Core Courses:
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology, and Society
Required Management Professional Core Courses:
- Financial Statements & Analysis
- Legal Issues Impacting Managers
- Applied Economics
- Strategic Marketing
- Ethical Issues in Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Senior Project
Data Analytics Focus Courses:
- Business Systems Analysis
- Database Management and Data Warehousing
- Foundations of Analytics
- Advanced Analytics
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
In this rapidly growing field, graduates are poised to pursue careers such as:
- business analysts
- data analysts
- market research analysts
- project leads
- solutions architects
- business leads
- informatics analysts.
- Identify and assess ethical issues surrounding data-driven decisions
- Possess critical thinking and analytical skills to solve complex problems or to recognize additional knowledge discovery opportunities
- Understand how to identify the sources of data and their potential for analysis
- Investigate the purpose, context, and relevance of data analytic tools or decisions
- Apply data-based analysis and interpret results within the context of issues
As part of AUM’s ongoing commitment to make college tuition as affordable as possible, we have partnered with Clark State Community College, Sinclair Community College, and Southern State Community College to offer 3+1 agreements which allow students who have finished certain associate’s degrees to seamlessly continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree from AUM.