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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Business Analytics

Business Analytics (BANA) develops a new type of student for today’s data economy. BANA graduates are well equipped with analytical thinking, quantitative problem-solving, and computer-oriented techniques to analyze data and create insights for fact-based decision-making. In today's world, businesses, consumers, and societies create massive amounts of data by design, and as a by-product of their activities. Businesses in every industry are harnessing the power of data to support operations, decision-making, planning, and risk management. 

Key Skills & Knowledge

Verbal and written communication - Ability to summarize, condense and organize ideas and information; Ability to articulate, explain, and teach technical information to others; Ability to question and probe to improve business processes;  Communicating Business process Improvement(BPI) Methodology and Tools ; LEAN principles

Problem-solving - Defining and solving problems; Approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; Analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; Decision making skills; Advanced quantitative abilities; Trouble shooting

Technical - Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and other Microsoft applications Demonstrated ability of project management/systems development life cycle/ coding
Demonstrated ability of software development/configuration design and best practices Analytics / OLAP Relational Database and SQL Language

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

  • Business Continuity Planner
  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Business Analyst
  • Process Improvement Specialist
  • Continuous Improvement Program Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Business Intelligence Systems Analyst

Potential Industries

  • Business sector
  • Transportation
  • Software and computer services
  • Communications Services
  • Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Web design and development
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Sales & Services
  • Technology companies
  • Government – federal, provincial, municipal
  • Health Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Research and Development 

Associations & Professional Development

Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Featured Books

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, 351
T: 403.220.6593

Haskayne Career Centre
Scurfield Hall, 350
T: 403.220.6743

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020