Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics

Whether you’re interested in becoming a leader or simply want to be a more effective one, it’s important to understand the difference between two critical fields: business intelligence and business analytics. Knowing the difference between the two will ensure you are leveraging what you need to know to make smart, strategic decisions. 

9 Skills Every Business Analytics Professional Needs

A list of hard and soft skills for business analytics professionals.

Filling a Demand for Technical Expertise

Professor Margo Seltzer’s Programming and Data Science Systems course will equip students to interact effectively with technical experts, which could provide a competitive advantage in their careers. We asked Seltzer about her career in computer science and her goals for the course.

A Growing Demand for Data Expertise

Professor Jan Hammond is helping students fill a growing need that exists in many industries: informing decision making with data-driven insights. As she prepares to teach Data-Driven Operations and Supply Chain Management in the second term of the Business Analytics program, we spoke with her about the competitive advantage of data expertise across industries.  


Understanding the Evolving Data Science Jobs Landscape

It’s no secret that jobs involving data science and analytics are growing quickly, leading to talent shortages. Explore the highest demand data jobs in the U.S. based on the fastest-growing and hardest-to-fill positions.  

The Importance of Innovation with Business Analytics

In his Digital Strategy and Innovation course, Professor Karim Lakhani will explore how companies’ business models, use of analytics and business strategies are evolving. We spoke to Lakhani about his goals for the course and the pressing need for data analytics experts in the business world today.