Jan 16, 2021
The Major in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics prepares graduates for jobs in quantitative fields in business and for graduate education in Data Science and Business Analytics, Mathematical Finance, and Economics. The focus of the concentration is on providing a sound grounding and understanding in quantitative analysis to prepare exceptional undergraduate students for master’s degrees. Twelve credit hours during the Senior year is designated for graduate coursework for Early Entry into the Professional Science Master’s in Data Science and Business Analytics, Master of Science in Mathematical Finance, or Master of Science in Economics programs.
Additional Admission Requirements
Admission to the Business Analytics concentration is competitive. To be accepted into the Major in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics, students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 in all University courses and completed the following Progression and math and programming core courses. Students should seek admission to the Major in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics as freshmen to ensure appropriate advising and support.
The following Progression courses must be completed with a minimum 3.2 GPA:
Math and Programming Core Courses
The following courses must be completed with a minimum 3.2 GPA:
This major requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must complete the General Education Requirements of the University and the Progression, Core, and Major Requirements of the Belk College of Business.
Business Core Courses (12 credit hours)
Major and Concentration Courses (36 credit hours)
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
Students Pursuing Graduate Studies
Students wishing to pursue graduate studies at UNC Charlotte should select four courses from one of the following graduate programs:
- Professional Science Master’s in Data Science and Business Analytics
- Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
- Master of Science in Economics
See the Graduate Catalog for program and course information.
Students majoring in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics have two options for accelerated entry into the Professional Science Master’s in Data Science and Business Analytics , Master of Science in Economics , or Master of Science in Mathematical Finance graduate programs:
- Accelerated Track Program (for high school seniors and UNC Charlotte undergraduate freshmen)
- Early Entry Program (for undergraduate students beyond their first year and completion of 75 or more credit hours)
Students Not Pursuing Graduate Studies
Students who do not meet the Accelerated or Early Entry graduate program requirements are able to apply to graduate programs upon graduation following the Graduate School’s admission requirements.
Students who choose not to pursue an Accelerated or Early Entry graduate degree must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours to satisfy the major requirement of 120 credit hours. Several course options to round out the Major in Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics include:
Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours
Students are expected to earn 30 credit hours by the end of their Freshman year and 60 credit hours by the end of their Sophomore year. Latitude for the hours earned minimum requirement may be given for students who study abroad, hold an internship, etc. Students are also expected to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher for the duration of the undergraduate degree program. If students are anticipating continuing on into a UNC Charlotte graduate degree program, they are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher, as this is the required GPA for graduate studies. Students failing to meet the minimum GPA and/or hours earned requirements may be subject to dismissal from the major.
Students may attempt major courses two times. When a student repeats a course, both the old and the new grades are included in the major and overall GPA. Courses repeated under the Grade Replacement Policy are excluded from the major and overall GPA computation. However, this repeated course does count as an attempt. Students must also meet the Belk College of Business residency requirements as described on the main College of Business page.
For details about the Business Honors Program, visit the program page .
For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu. Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.