Business Analytics

overviewWhat role does Business Analytics play in the Business World?
  • Business Analytics can help improve managerial and organizational decision making by transforming data into actions and business insights.

The figure to the right provides a visual representation of the role of Business Analytics.

  • Business Analytics refers to all analytical techniques that are used by an organization to measure performance and increase efficiencies.
  • It is also used to discover and explore business insights and trends.

The figure below provides a visual intersect of 3 primary areas that apply to Business Analytics.

overviewWhy study Business Analytics at Benedictine University?

When you choose to become a Business Analytics major at Benedictine University, you will receive a fundamental grounding in Business with a thorough exposure to Business Analytics related principles and analytical software tools in today’s businesses. Classes will focus on how analytics is applied to managerial decisions by using hands-on projects supplied by business partners.

The figure to the right displays the important benefits students receive upon completion of the Business Analytics program.

What careers are available with Business Analytics Degree?

The Business Analytics program can prepare students with the necessary theoretical and practical background for roles in the following business analytics-related fields.

  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Project Analyst
Program Overview
Program Type

 Bachelor of Business Administration
 (B.B.A) in Business Analytics

Program Length
 1.5-2 years for Transfer

Program Start

 September or January each academic year

Graduation Credit Hour Required

 120 Credit Hours for Freshman

Class Size

 Less than 20, with an average of 15

The program major courses are designed to:
  • Develop the critical thinking skills enabling students to produce ad hoc business analyses reports.
  • Develop skills in using and interpreting present the output of business analytical software programs used in industry to gain insight in solving business problems.
  • Develop the ability to apply and interpret analytical and business modeling methodologies in solving real world business problems.
  • Develop the ability to communicate complex problems in everyday language to all levels of managements.
4+1 M.S. in Business Analytics Program

For more information, please email Dr. Ozog (Department Chair for MIS and MSBA) at

                     Requirements - Major:                                     Career Enhancement:                                      

What are concentrations?  Concentrations are specific groupings of courses designed to develop a career focus as well as additional skill sets within an undergraduate major*. These courses allow students to focus their studies and actively prepare for a career in a specialized field.

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Personal Financial Planning 
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Operations Management

*Refer to the Business Analytics Major Sheet, Freshman and Transfer Checklists for course details by concentration. 


Mr. Richard Cali, M.B.A.

Program Director
Associate Faculty Member

Phone: (630) 829-1932  |  Send Mr. Cali an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall 154

Deborah Cernauskas, Ph.D.

Department chair

Undergradaute Business Department

Phone: (630) 829-6466  |  Send Deborah an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall 159

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Nona Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Business

Phone: (630) 829-6475  |  Send Nona an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall / 166

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Jeffrey Madura, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Undergraduate Business

Phone: (630) 829-6467  |  Send Jeffrey an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall 160

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Donald Henschel, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Undergraduate Business

Phone: (630) 829-6477  |  Send Donald an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall 161

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Vicki Jobst, D.B.A., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Business

Phone: (630) 829-6455  |  Send Vicki an Email  |  Office: Scholl Hall 165

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Sandra L. Gill, Ph.D., C.C.S., Dean
Dawn Smith, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6463
Fax: (630) 829-6226

Scholl Hall, Room 109
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.