Business Analyst IconBusiness Analytics [2048]

Associate in Science Degree (60 Credit Hours)

Business Analyst hero image with iPad with GraphThis program trains students for further education and careers such as Business Analyst, Management Analyst, Budget Analyst, Database Administrator, and Operation Research Analyst. 

The Business Administration Programs available at the SCF provide our students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to participate in business and professional communities successfully in their area of interest. The Program Manager(s) of Business studies at SCF provide personal assistance to candidates and students in selecting a business studies pathway appropriate to their interest and goals. Our business programs offer both traditional classroom instruction and flexible on-line learning environment opportunities for success.

This coursework prepares graduates for immediate employment in small and medium-sized organizations and provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in management occupations.

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Program Learning Outcomes 

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Describe information systems and requirements analysis.  This description should identify the project goal, data storage, movement, security, quality, usage, and functional requirements that should be met. 
  • Demonstrate effective business communication and collaboration skills.
  • Describe how data is organized and examine the business intelligence process used in transforming data to useful information. 
  • Demonstrate skills in analyzing data using spreadsheet software applications.
  • Design and build business applications using database management systems.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support internal decision making.
  • Describe the implications of professional values, ethics, and attitudes in business.
  • Demonstrate fundamental techniques and methods used in the analysis of computerized business activities, including consideration of information requirements, resources, and its impact on business decisions.  

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Program Contact

Program Manager

Justin McDonald


Students planning to pursue any degree or certificate are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor. Advisors can ensure proper course selection and program success.

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Career Pathways and Articulation

As a Sarasota or Manatee county school student, you may have taken career, technical or academy classes at your high school or technical college. Through a career pathways agreement between SCF and the local school districts, students can receive college credit for the work they’ve completed.

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