Analytical Skills Grounded in Business

The sheer amount of data collected by businesses like Google, Facebook and Amazon is staggering—and they all need someone to interpret what it means.

With a degree in business data science from Susquehanna, that someone will be you. From accounting firms to major consumer brands to healthcare systems, businesses of all types and sizes are collecting data.

You'll learn to manipulate large data sets and how to speak the language of data crunchers and C-suite executives. You'll be the one they consult to translate the numbers into actionable business intelligence.

Not many data analysts will list an international internship on their resume, but you'll be guaranteed one if you study through our London Program.

Because our bold curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts, you will develop essential skills that employers seek, like writing, teamwork, presentations, critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and leadership. Adding an interdisciplinary minor help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

World-Class Accredited Degree Opens Doors

Our Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Less than 5% of the 15,000+ business programs worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation, making our program part of an elite group.

For you, it means top companies will recognize the high quality of your degree, often offering higher, more competitive salaries. We've heard from accounting firms that data analytics graduates can automatically earn an extra $10,000 in salary per year.

The powerful combination of our AACSB-accredited program and global experiences prepare you for a successful career. Whether you ultimately work in the U.S. or elsewhere, you'll have an edge with international perspective and proficiency.

Ninety-eight percent of Susquehanna graduates have jobs within six months of graduation.

A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.  

Here are some of the courses that business data science majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna. 

  • Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Principles of Microeconomics 
  • Principles of Computer Science 
  • Data Structures 

Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.  

Shan Yan, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Associate Professor of Finance and Analytics

Email Address yan@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4499

Ali H.M. Zadeh, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Professor of Finance and Analytics

azadeh@susqu.edu
570-372-4189

Pat Polwitoon, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Associate Professor of Finance and Analytics

Email Address polwitoon@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4749

James J. Pomykalski, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Associate Professor of Finance and Analytics

pomykalski@susqu.edu
570-372-4529

Peter Dadalt, Ph.D.

Department: Finance and Analytics
Assistant Professor of Finance and Analytics

Email Address dadalt@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4524

Anjee Gorkhali

Department: Finance and Analytics
Assistant Professor of Finance and Analytics

gorkhali@susqu.edu
570-372-4464

Trade Like a Pro

Gain practical experience for your business career in a fun, interactive setting — our trading room features 11 Bloomberg terminals with specialized keyboards, double-screen displays and professional investment software. 

Using the same technology as the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies, you’ll learn to utilize leading indicators, research and news in real time. You’ll evaluate economic scenarios and place trades while you gain insight into how financial markets impact the global economy.  

By earning a coveted Bloomberg Certification through your coursework, you’ll have a huge advantage over your peers when you search for undergraduate internships and employment after college.

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Department of Finance and Analytics

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Apfelbaum Hall

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Phone & Email

Shan Yan, department head 
570-372-4499
yan@susqu.edu

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