Career Opportunities for Majors in Business Analytics and Information Technology


Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) is Rutgers Business School’s quantitative and computing major. It covers information technology, data analysis and decision support, which are becoming more strongly intertwined and are essential components of the modern enterprise. Most modern organizations use computer systems to manage data and operations, analyze data, and support operational decision-making. The BAIT major trains students in the technology and quantitative skills needed for the converging fields of information technology and business analytics. Skills taught include relational database design and management, object-oriented computer programming, web server technology, forecasting, large-scale statistical analysis, data mining, decision analysis, optimization modeling, and risk modeling.

Most business information systems currently being developed include not only aspects of data management and online transactions, but also sophisticated data analysis and often aspects of decision support – that is, helping organizations to make better decisions, or in some cases automating operational-level decision making. BAIT prepares students to work on all levels of developing such systems.

Graduates will be particularly well-positioned to work on “big data” projects – analyzing data on unprecedented scales. In addition, the RBS core curriculum also provides students with a fundamental understanding of all the business functional areas with such systems and their development teams will interact, and the basic skills needed to function efficiently in teams and assume leadership and management roles. Students should have an aptitude for computing and quantitatively-oriented material.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Administrative Analyst Cost Analyst Pension Analyst
Advanced Analytics Associate Data Processing Manager Principal Consultant
Analytical Strategist Database Analyst Private Statistical/Psychometric Consultant
Applications Analyst Database Architect Program Research Specialist
Applied Statistician Decision Analyst Project Manager
Bank Research Analyst Financial Analyst Quality Control Analyst
Business Analyst Help Desk Analyst Risk Analyst
Business Systems Analyts Human Resource Statistician Risk Management Specialists
Clinical Statistics Manager Information Security Analyst Risk Specialist
Computer Analyst Information Systems Analyst (ISA) Senior Statistician
Computer and Information Research Scientists Information Technology Analyst (ITA) Statistical Analyst
Computer and Information System Managers Investment Banking Analyst Statistician
Computer Security Specialist IT Specialist Statistician (Demographer)
Computer Systems Analyst Management Analysts System Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst Management Consultant Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Analysts Market Research Analyst Systems Consultant
Computer Systems Consultant Operations Research Analyst Technical Analyst
Computer Systems Design and Related Services Operations Research Manager Trend Investigator
Consultant Optimization Analyst

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Applied Statistician Data Processing Manager Market Research Analyst
Bank Research Analyst Database Analyst Operations Research Analyst
Business Analyst Economic Research Foundations Pension Analyst
Chambers of Commerce Financial Analyst Project Manager
Computer Firms Financial Institutions Risk Analyst
Computer Security Specialist Help Desk Analyst Statistical Analyst
Computer Systems Analysts IT Specialist Systems Analyst
Computer Systems Design and Related Services Information Design Agencies Systems Consultant
Consultant Investment Banking Analyst Technical Analyst
Cost Analyst Manufacturing Firms
Government Agencies
CIA/FBI Federal Trade Commission National Telecommunications
Department of Commerce General Accounting Office Securities and Exchange Commission
Department of Finance Information Adminstration Small Business Adminstration
Department of Treasury Int’l. Trade Administration U.S. Information Agency
Federal Reserve Bank Management Consulting Firms
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Market Research Firms

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Business Analytics and Information Technology

Organization Job Title
UnitedHealth Group Computer And Information Analysts
Capgemini America Inc. Business Operations Specialists
Yelp Senior Account Executive
Cognizant Technology Solutions Computer And Information Analysts
Prudential Financial Software Developers, Systems Software
UnitedHealth Group Computer Systems Analysts
CIT Junior Business Analyst (Consultant)
Avanade Database Administrators
Johnson & Johnson Computer And Information Analysts
Deutsche Bank Sales And Related Workers
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Business Analytics and Information Technology

Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Johns Hopkins University Finance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Business Business Admisitration

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