Nexus University

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

Nexus University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics teaches students to lead their organization’s big data organizational objectives through the application of business data analytics and statistical analysis methods. Students using sophisticated data analysis software will solve complex and multidimensional business problems. The students will acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills, and hands-on experience to become their organization’s big data architect and senior leader.

Program Objectives

Upon completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics, a student should have certain competencies or have met the learning objectives. The learning objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics are as follows:
Students through the application of analytical skills will:
  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of popular data analysis software.
  2. Function as a subject matter expert in data analysis projects.
  3. Create data analysis programs to find solutions to their organizations’ data problems.
  4. Create data analysis reports for their organizations recommending solutions to their organizations’ data problems.
  5. Effectively communicate their data analysis findings to their organizations.
  6. Serve as an advocate of solid data analysis design and ethical practice within their organizations.
  7. Students through the practical application of interdisciplinary and analytical skills will address business issues found throughout the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics Program:
    • Business Communication
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Information Systems
    • Economics
    • Business Ethics
    • Accounting
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Critical Thinking
    • General Education

Admission Requirements and Process

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduation from an institution that holds state approval to confer high school diplomas or are accredited or a candidate for accreditation at the time the student attended by an approved USDOE accrediting body, or GED certificate.
  • Students who earned a baccalaureate in another language must have the transcript translated in English by a certified translator. Translated copy should be submitted along with original copy.
  • Applicants with a foreign earned HS diploma or transferring credits from a foreign institution of higher education must have their credential and or courses validated, translated and certified by a NACES approved agency
  • All non-native English speakers are required to submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (Internal English Language Testing System) results:
    • TOEFL - Must score a minimum of 80 on the IBT (Internet Based test).
    • IELTS – Must score 6.5 or better overall.
    • Nexus University code is 4237

Admission Process

  1. Complete the Nexus University application and submit with application fee.
  2. Submit Official Transcripts from all previous education institutions.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete 60 lower division credit hours, which include 42 general education credit hours, plus 60 upper division credit hours for a total of 120 credit hours to be conferred with this degree.
* Full-time study is completed in 10 sequential semesters including the fall semester. Students take 12 credits each semester. There is no winter semester.

Curriculum Plan

Required courses

Semester
16 Wks
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IMAT 111College Algebra*3
ENG 112English Composition I*3
ART 113Art Appreciation*3
BUS 214Introduction to Business3
IISTA 121Statistics*3
ENG 122English Composition II*3
ACC 223Accounting I3
BIS 124Computer and Internet Literacy*3
IIISTA 231Business Statistics3
ACC 332Accounting II3
BIS 133Introduction to Information Systems*3
PSY 134Psychology*3
IVMAT 341Trigonometry3
DAT 342Introduction to SAS Programming3
FIN 243Finance3
BIO 144Biology*3
VMAT 351Pre-Calculus3
ECO 352Microeconomics3
SPC 153Speech*3
DAT 354Introduction to Python Programming3
VIMAT 361Business Calculus I3
ECO 352Macroeconomics3
HLP 163Total Wellness*3
SCI 164Earth Science*3
SCI 164LEarth Science Lab*1
VIIMAT 471Business Calculus II3
STA 472Introduction to Computational Statistical Software3
PHI 173Introduction to Logic*3
ETH 274Business Ethics3
VIIIDAT 481Advanced Data Analytics3
MGT 282Organizational Behavior for Managers3
SOC 183Sociology*3
DAT 484Introduction to Research Ethics3
IXSTA 491Applied Regression Models3
DAT 492Business Research Methods3
COM 493Business Communication3
PHI 494Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business3
XSTA 401Time Series Analysis and Forecasting3
DAT 402Data Mining for Business3
DAT 403Big Data Analytics and Visualization for Business3
MKT 404Marketing3
TOTAL120

*General Education Courses

Course Descriptions

ACC 223 Accounting I (3 credits)

This course explores the role of accounting in providing financial information about an enterprise to decision-making. Emphasis is placed on understanding financial accounting from a user perspective. Course covers the reporting of financial position including coverage of assets, liabilities, equity accounts, the results of operations and cash flows.
Prerequisite: MAT 111

ACC 332 Accounting II (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to managerial accounting. Topics include various products costing techniques, analysis of cost behavior patterns, budgeting, and the use of accounting information to solve problems. The course is taught from a managerial perspective.
Prerequisite: ACC 223

ART 113 Art Appreciation (3 credits)

Art Appreciation is a course for non-art majors that introduces a chronological history of art including style, form, media, and meaning. This is a writing credit course with international/intercultural content.

BIO 144 Biology (3 credits)

This course explores the basics of nerve cells, nerve impulse transmission, the connections between nerve cells and the main neurotransmitters involved in these connections. Also discussed are the different parts of the central nervous system and their respective roles and how they work collectively to get these sensations, and motor command to produce the higher brain functions like memory.

BIS 133 Introduction to Information Systems (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and their use of personal productivity software. Students will demonstrate tasks in common application software to include word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management, and presentation graphics.

BIS 124 Computer and Internet Literacy (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in basic computer and internet use. It covers computer hardware and software fundamentals (including the use of Windows), key productivity applications (including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation systems), and living in an online world (including network fundamentals, e-mails, and the effective use of the Internet as a communication tool and information resource). Students will develop basic computer skills to aid them with college studies and workforce readiness. Hands-on use of a personal computer is required.

BUS 214 Introduction to Business (3 credits)

Introduction to business, including business functions and management. Consideration of the free enterprise system forms of business ownership and the role of business in society.

COM 493 Business Communication (3 credits)

Introduces students to the expectations of writing in the workplace and explores the ways in which technology and media help shape professional communication. Students will hone their writing skills and study audience analysis, persuasion strategies, ethics, and working collaboratively. While students will practice communicating using traditional business genres such as memos, employment correspondence, reports, and proposals, they will also develop skills in document design, effective use of graphics, and oral presentation. Assignments topics are based on the students’ major, career goals, and interests.

DAT 354 Introduction to Python Programming (3 credits)

This course introduces students to Python Programming. The topics that are covered include but are not limited to (1) working with variables, (2) repeating actions with loops, (3) using functions to simplify programs, and (4) storing collections of data. At the completion of this course, students should be able to create basic programs in Python.
Prerequisite: STA 100 or STA 101

DAT 484 Introduction to Research Ethics (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental training in research ethics. The students will learn that it is in the individual's own interest to avoid misconduct, fabrication of data, plagiarism and bias. The students will also learn about issues of authorship, peer review, responsible use of statistics, moral rights as the basis of informed consent, the use of humans in research, mentoring, intellectual property and conflicts of interests.

DAT 342 Introduction to SAS Programming (3 credits)

This course introduces students to SAS Programming. The topics that will be covered in this course include, but are not limited to (1) referencing files and setting options, (2) creating list reports, (3) understanding data step processing, (4) creating and managing variables, (5) reading and combining SAS data sets, (6) do loops, arrays, and (7) reading raw data from files. Upon the successful completion of this course, the students should be able to (1) create SAS programs to read data from external files, (2) manipulate the data into variables to be used in an analysis, (3) generate basic reports showing the results, (4) be able to understand and explain results from univariate analyses using proc univariate.
Prerequisite: STA 121 or STA 231

DAT 492 Business Research Methods (3 credits)

This course provides students with a practical perspective on how research can be applied in real business situations. This course has an increased emphasis on the relationship between the scientific and the pragmatic approaches to research, while the key concepts are explored and applied to real-life research throughout the course.

DAT 481 Advanced Business Analytics (3 credits)

In this course students will learn core statistical methods for business with SAS® and approach real business analytics issues and techniques using a practical approach. This course will take students through an overview of statistics, data and data collection, an introduction to SAS®, and basic statistics (descriptive statistics and basic associational statistics). Moreover, this course will provide students with an overview of statistical modeling, effect size, statistical significance and power testing, basics of linear regression, introduction to comparison of means, basics of chi-square tests for categories, extrapolating statistics to business outcomes, and some topical issues in statistics.
Prerequisites: DAT 342, MAT 471, STA 121 or STA 231.

DAT 402 Data Mining for Business (3 credits)

This course students will learn to approach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way. Moreover, they will learn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data.
Prerequisites: DAT 342, DAT 481. MAT 471, STA 121 or STA 231.

DAT 403 Big Data Analytics and Visualization for Busoness (3 credits)

This course students will learn to approach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way. Moreover, they will learn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data.
Prerequisites: MAT 471, STA 472, STA 121 or STA 231.

ECO 352 Microeconomics (3 credits)

Foundation course devoted to the development and application of basic analytical tools and principles required for an understanding of major economic problems and policy alternatives leading toward solutions. Emphasis is placed on microeconomics analysis. Students will study markets under varying degrees of competition; which include market deficiencies, pollution, distribution of income, and international economics relations.
Prerequisite: MAT 111.

ECO 362 Macroeconomics (3 credits)

This course emphasis is placed on macroeconomic analysis. Areas covered include national income and employment analysis, money and banking, economic growth, and comparison different economic systems, both within developing and developed world economies.
Prerequisite: ECO 352.

ENG 112 English Composition I (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the writing, reading, and thinking skills necessary for success at the college level.

ENG 122 English Composition II (3 credits)

This course is a writing intensive course designed to improve critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. Students develop strategies for turning their experience, observations, and analyses into evidence suitable for writing in a variety of academic disciplines.
Prerequisite: ENG 112.

ETH 274 Business Ethics (3 credits)

The course of business ethics presents several concepts and studies that allow the student to discern which practices are best for the performance of an entire group and organization in a business setting.

FIN 243 Finance (3 credits)

Serves as a foundation course in business finance. Provides a conceptual framework for the financial decision-making process and introduces tools and techniques of finance including financial mathematics, capital budgeting, sources of funds and financial analysis. Topics include acquisition and use of short-term and long-term capital; financial markets, institutions and instruments; financial control; time value of money; cash, operation and long-range budgeting; and cost of capital.
Prerequisite: ACC 223.

HLP 163 Total Wellness (3 credits)

Total Wellness emphasizes the importance of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to personal wellness. It is a course designed to expose students to a broad range of issues and information relating to the various aspects of personal wellness including physical, social emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental wellness. This course integrates personal wellness and fitness in a classroom environment. Evolving current topics such as nutrition, disease prevention, stress reduction, exercise prescription, and environmental responsibility are integrated to enable the student to understand the lifelong effects of healthy lifestyle choices.

MAT 111 College Algebra (3 credits)

This course contains topics such as solving and graphing linear, absolute value and quadratic inequalities; properties of exponents and logarithms; solving radical, absolute value, exponential and logarithmic equations; properties and graphs of quadratic, absolute value, square root, cubic, and cube root functions; and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Applications appear throughout the course.

MAT 341 Trigonometry (3 credits)

This course along with MAT 102 are specifically designed to prepare student for in depth study of calculus. Therefore, this course serves as a foundational course for calculus. The topics that will be discussed include the functional approach to trigonometry, trigonometric equations, trigonometric identities, solving triangles, vectors, polar coordinates and equations, and parametric equations. The instructor may require a graphing calculator.
Prerequisite: MAT 111 with a C or better.

MAT 351 Pre-Calculus (3 credits)

This course along with MAT 101 are specifically designed to prepare student for in depth study of calculus. Therefore, this course serves as a foundational course for calculus. The topics that will be discussed include sequences, series, mathematical induction, matrices, determinants, and systems of equations. Moreover, the following topics will be covered: polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations; and polynomial and rational inequalities. Functions and graphs are going to be emphasized. The instructor may require a graphing calculator.
Prerequisite: MAT 111 with a C or better.

MAT 361 Business Calculus I (3 credits)

A course treating standard one-variable calculus and its applications for business students, as well as selected other business applications, and an introduction to multivariable calculus. Calculus topics include the derivative, methods of finding derivatives, applications of derivatives, the integral, methods of integration, applications of integration, and the calculus of the exponential and logarithmic functions. Multivariable calculus topics include partial derivatives and finding local extrema.
Prerequisite: MAT 341 and MAT 351 with a C or better.

MAT 471 Business Calculus II (3 credits)

A course treating multivariable calculus and its applications for business students, as well as selected other business applications. Topics include functions of several variables and their derivatives, partial differentiation, optimization problems and LaGrange multipliers, special methods of integration, differential equations, probability and calculus, Taylor polynomials and infinite series
Prerequisite: MAT 361 with a C or better

MGT 282 Organizational Behavior for Managers (3 credits)

This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.

MKT 404 Marketing (3 credits)

Understanding and satisfying consumer needs through product planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Students identify and analyze marketing problems. Discovery and application of marketing skills are developed by marketing planning assignments, computer simulation, and case analysis.

PHI 173 Introduction to Logic (3 credits)

The principles and evaluation of critical thinking including identification and analysis of fallacious, as well as valid reasoning. Traditional and symbolic logic will be considered and foundations will be laid for further study in each area. This is a writing credit course.

PHI 494 Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Business (3 credits)

This course addresses foundational skills in the analysis, synthesis, prescription, and application of critical thinking and decision making in business environments. Emphasis is placed on thinking critically, creatively, and ethically, and decision-making outcomes.

PSY 134 Psychology (3 credits)

This course employs a scientific approach to the basic principles of human behavior, focusing on learning, motivation, perception, feeling emotion, intelligence, personality formation, and social interaction.

SCI 164 Earth Science (3 credits)

An integration of the three classic disciplines of the earth sciences, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Course will focus on the basic principles governing these disciplines, and the effect of each on man.
Co-requisite: SCI 164L.

SCI 164L Earth Science Lab (1 credit)

This course will have experiments and exercises that will be investigating the hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere of earth. The earth will also be mapped and investigated as an object in space. At least 3 of the following five units will be covered:(1) Introduction to Laboratory Study, (2) The Solid Earth, (3) Earth's Waters, (4)Earth's atmospheres and (5) Mapping.
Co-requisite: SCI 164.

SOC 183 Sociology (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic terminology, theories, research and topics studied by sociologists. More specifically, students will be introduced to the relationship between the individual and society; how social structures, such as organizations, family, the mass media, etc., shape views, perceptions, and behaviors; and to society's issues and problems. This is a writing credit course with International/Intercultural content. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing.

SPC 153 Speech (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental training and practical experience for speaking in public, business, and professional situations. Topics include: audience analysis, speech anxiety, critical listening, and preparation and delivery of speeches in various cultural contexts. Students will also learn to effectively incorporate audio and visual aids/ technologies for effective speeches.

STA 121 Statistics (3 credits)

A first course in statistical methods including such topics as collecting, grouping, and presenting data; measures of central tendency, position, and variation; theoretical distributions; probability; test of hypotheses; estimation of parameters; and regression and correlation. Use of statistical computer software will be required.
Prerequisite: MAT 111.

STA 231 Business Statistics (3 credits)

This course introduces the techniques used for the visualization of numerical data and descriptive statistics in business. After completion of this course, students will be able to explain how to obtain a suitable sample of business data and evaluate its validity and reliability for statistical inferences, produce tables and charts to organize and display qualitative and quantitative business data, interpret numerical business data using measures of central tendency and dispersion, apply fundamental concepts probability theory for inferential decision making for business, and perform a linear regression for trend analysis.
Prerequisites: MAT 111, STA 121.

STA 472 Introduction to Computational Statistical Software (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide students with fundamental training in R programming. At the end of this course, students should be able to perform statistical analysis using R.
Prerequisite: STA 121 or STA 231.

STA 491 Applied Regression Models (3 credits)

In this course, students will use the application of regression models using statistical software to solve real world problems. Among the various topics that will be covered include simple linear regression model, multiple regression model, and logistics regression model.
Prerequisites: STA 121 or STA 231, MAT 471.

STA 401 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the foundations of univariate time series forecasting in a very methodical and structured framework, helping the students understand what time series is all about and how to decompose their structure using various rigorous approaches. This course compares exponential smoothing approaches to various other univariate parameterized approaches, making each of them understandable.
Prerequisites: DAT 342, DAT 481, MAT 471, STA 121 or STA 231, STA 491.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Having a financial plan is very important for the success of the student. Though Nexus University does not participate in the Federal tuition plan there are several avenues that students can use to pay for school. The school encourages students to explore their options. For ease of payment the University allows students to pay for 1 class at a time.
The tuition is calculated on a semester credit basis. Each course is three semester credits. The costs for Academic Year 2018–2019 are listed below.

Tuition for 2018-2019

Tuition Per CreditTotal Program Tuition
$200.00$24,000.00
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may change without notice.

Fees and other costs

Application Fee$25.00
Technology Fee$100.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Returned Check Fee$40.00
Late Add$25.00
Transcript$15.00 (Each copy)*
*First transcript is provided free of charge.

Application Fee

The Application Fee is paid at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Technology Fees

This fee is payable per semester/session at the time the tuition is paid. This fee is generally non-refundable. The resource fee provides unlimited access to electronic resources including but not limited to LMS (CANVAS), online library, Plagiarism Checker and MyNexus.

Transcript Fee

Transcript Fee is only for official transcripts. A student may print an unofficial copy from MyNexus at no charge. The transcript can be requested electronically or in hard copy. The fee should be paid at the time the request is made. If on responding to the request for transcript the University realizes that the student is not eligible to receive an official transcript, the student will be informed but the fee not refunded. Please note that a second diploma cannot be provided.

Graduation Fee

Graduation fee is payable at the time a student completes his/her program and submits an application for degree conferment. A degree audit is then completed, and the student confirmed of eligibility for graduation or otherwise. Once completed the student will be mailed their original diploma and one official transcript. The fee does not cover any of the cost for participating in commencement services/activities.

Return Check Fee

The University charges a $40.00 fee for all checks that are returned by any financial institution. Students are encouraged to ensure that checks are correctly filled out and that that they can be honored. A student may also lose the privilege of paying by checks if they tender a dishonorable check to the University. The University is not accountable for any additional fee that some financial institutions may charge.

Late Add/Drop Fee

Any request for dropping and adding a class after the deadline is considered late add/drop. The fee of $20.00 is charged when this happens. This fee is non-refundable once the process is undertaken.

NOTICE

Students who do not honor the terms of their financial agreement by paying fees and tuition in accordance may be reported to credit bureaus. Issues such as missed payment, late payments, and/or other defaults may be sent reflected in a credit report. A student may also be withdrawn from the University, barred from using its resources and or have official transcripts withheld.
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may be changed without notice.