Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics & Management

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Reach your career goals with a data analytics degree

The bachelor’s in data analytics and management prepares individuals to extract, aggregate and analyze data from various sources creating forecasts and actionable insights through effective presentation and visualization in order to help business leaders make timely decisions that positively impact their organization. The program covers a wide range of technical skills and platforms including Excel, SAS, Tableau and Microsoft Azure, programming languages such as SQL, R and Python. Along with providing a deep conceptual understanding and technical skills for Data Analytics foundations, the program covers basic business and management techniques that are essential to modern enterprises.

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Data Analytics Degree Overview

Potomac now offers an online Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics and Management and two convenient campuses for students in the DC and Virginia area. The bachelor’s in data analytics and management prepares individuals to extract, aggregate and analyze data from various sources creating forecasts and actionable insights through effective presentation and visualization in order to help business leaders make timely decisions that positively impact their organization. The program covers a wide range of technical skills and platforms including Excel, SAS, Tableau and Microsoft Azure, programming languages such as SQL, R and Python. Along with providing a deep conceptual understanding and technical skills for Data Analytics foundations, the program covers basic business and management techniques that are essential to modern enterprises.

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“Potomac is more than an education. The university provides better career prospects, valuable employability skills, personal development and a world of opportunity. “

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Data Analytics Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Analytics and Management, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • ENGL101 English Composition I
  • ENGL102 English Composition II
  • COMP125 The Digital World
  • MATH110 College Algebra
  • STAT112 Introduction to Statistics
  • GNED112 Student Success Strategies
30 credits
  • ACCT101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT110 Principles of Financial Accounting II
  • BUS110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MGMT230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT235 Introduction to International Business
  • MRKT110 Principles of Marketing
12 credits
  • DACS200 Introduction to Scripting
  • DACS205 Single-Variable Calculus
  • DACS210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • DACS215 Foundation of Data Analytics

Upper Division Requirements (60 credits)

12 credits
  • ENGL395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC201 Principles of Psychology
  • MATH434 Differential Equations & Linear Algebra
30 credits
  • COMP305 Computer Org and Architecture I
  • FIN330 Corporate Finance
  • DACS300 Data Analytics
  • DACS305 Fundamentals of Data Mining
  • DACS310 Database Design
  • DACS315 Introduction to Structured Query Language
  • DACS320 Oracle SQL Fundamentals
  • MGMT426 Operations and Project Management
  • MGMT435 Strategic Management and Planning
  • RES480 Capstone Project

Data Analytics Requirements & Outcomes

  • Learn basic business concepts with particular attention to the economic, financial, and marketing aspects.
  • Focus on group projects and experiential learning through simulated business scenarios
  • Analyze data, test claims, and draw valid conclusions using appropriate statistical methodology.
  • Solve complex logic problems using the tools and techniques found in Computer Science, Business and Communications.
  • Write clear and efficient code in the programming languages relevant to Data Analytics, following appropriate coding standards and industry practices.
  • Use appropriate resources to research, develop and contribute to advances and trends within the field of Data Analytics.
  • Interpret and present visually, orally and in written form, valid conclusions drawn from data analysis in a collaborative way.
  • Retrieve, organize and manipulate data using a variety of analytical tools.
  • Learn visual representation methods and techniques that increase the understanding of complex data and models.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Initiate and lead teamwork, implement a wide range of team-work development, manage multi-cultural communication and possible conflicts.
  • Develop a personal code of values and ethics that includes, among other things, a commitment to personal and social understanding.
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)

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Planning Analysts research and report data regarding cost, feasibility, and profitability on short- and long-range strategic plans.

Small Business Owner

Small Business Owners plan, direct, and manage all functions from operations to marketing to accounting, ensuring business health and profitability.

Sales Manager

Sales Managers direct the business development activities of sales personnel, ensuring revenue targets are met or exceeded.

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Data Analytics Concentrations

Data Analytics and Visualization Concentration Courses

  • DACS440 Data Analytics II
  • DACS445 Cultural and Legal Implications of Digital Technology
  • DACS450 Data Visualization
  • DACS455 Designing Data: Infographics
  • DACS450 Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • DACS455 Visual Analytics

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS201 Principles of Geography and Digital Cartography
  • DACS210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • GIS300 Principles of Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS450 Advanced Geospatial Business Intelligence

Bachelor in Data Analytics Frequently Asked Questions

Data Analytics and Management is one of our undergraduate programs. It prepares students to extract, aggregate, and analyze data from a variety of sources, as well as to create forecasts and actionable insights through effective presentation and visualization in order to assist business leaders in making timely decisions that benefit their company.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in Data Analytics and Management will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

The Data Analytics and Management Degree program include a strong foundation in database management and data wrangling, analysis, and visualization applications.  As such,  will help pave the way for you to land a job in business, analytics, even as a data analyst.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Data Analytics and Management program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Data Analytics and Management. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.