Unlock the power of data with a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Analytics

You will acquire the skills needed for a high demand field with a data analyst degree from Carlow University. This interdisciplinary program cultivates both real-world data analysis skills and critical soft skills like interpersonal communication and data storytelling. 

Google and LinkedIn name data analysis as one of the top skills sought in potential employees. In this program, you will build critical thinking, analytical and business skills, supplemented with courses in mathematics, statistics and computer programming. 

While you will master data interpretation and gain the foundation needed to help lead an organization on the path to growth, you will also learn to communicate your research and findings: Being able to explain research and findings is just as important as the research methods.

You can receive up to $10,000/year through our C-STEM Scholars Program.Learn more

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Data analyst degree curriculum

The curriculum will enable you to master analytics competencies that are highly in demand, including linear algebra, statistics, database management and data science, and data applications such as SQL, Power BI, Python and R. You will learn how to access, clean and analyze data sets and use data ethically and responsibly. 

Computer labs are equipped with industry-standard software. Class size averages eight to 10 students. In Carlow’s Center for Statistics and Data Analytics, you can work on projects that help Pittsburgh-area nonprofits.

Quick facts

  • Master in-demand analytics competencies
  • Learn essential data analytics applications
  • Cultivate soft skills to explain analysis in a meaningful, easy-to-understand way

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for data analysts

With a Data Analytics degree, you’ll find a wide number of career opportunities, including market analyst, market researcher, information technology specialist and statistician, in business or the nonprofit sector. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment for market research analysts is slated to increase 18% from 2019 to 2029, largely driven by increased data use and more industries using market research.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.

You can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

The pathway to management of people, process and technology in organizations

Earn a business management degree that goes beyond traditional business education. If you are planning a career in the energetic, versatile world of business, a bachelor’s in business management will help you build a solid foundation. You will learn the skills needed for a successful career in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

You will gain insights into how to solve the behavioral and systematic challenges faced by organizations, as well as how to develop an orderly approach to management situations and problem-solving.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Business Management degree curriculum

The business management curriculum is available in-person and online. The course study will provide you with a thorough knowledge of management concepts and applications. This four-year program relates the analytical, behavioral and conceptual theories of business. 

Quick facts

  • Double major by combining business management with another discipline with program’s flexible workload
  • Apply to the MBA accelerated program in your junior or senior year, allowing up to nine credits of MBA courses if you meet program requirements
  • Receive a strong liberal arts education

Learn from the best

“The staff in the business program is the cream of the crop. They’re easy to understand, passionate about their subject, and reasonable about workload and deadlines. There’s real engagement and real relationship building, and in my experience that further helps the learning process.”

— Dylan Dalessio ’19

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities with a business degree

A business management degree can open doors to such diverse career opportunities as administrative services, advertising and promotions, sales, and operational and security management.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupations in this field will grow 5% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 505,000 new jobs.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Earn your graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research & Analytics

With threats to technology and information security ever present, cybersecurity is a critical and compelling field. In this graduate certificate program, you can receive training in the investigative tools used in dealing with cyber crime. Guided by experienced members of law enforcement, accounting and the private sector, you will gain an understanding of cyber threats, and learn how to identify threat actors and conduct online investigations. 

The graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research and Analytics is a collaboration between Carlow’s Master’s of Fraud and Forensics program and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929

Time to Completion:

As few as 5 months

Delivery:

100% online

Cyber security graduate certificate curriculum

The Cyber Threat Research and Analytics curriculum focuses on the complexities of investigating cybercrime, protecting organizational and personal data, understanding social media and national and international laws that regulate cyber activity.

You will learn about encryption, obfuscation and virtual currency through a general introduction to the dark web; security-based skills essential to investigation and dark web targeting tactics; techniques to anonymize yourself; and intelligence methodologies and data analysis. 

The curriculum also includes a capstone two-day, onsite residency at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance in Pittsburgh. 

Quick facts

  • Engage with experts in accounting, law enforcement and the private sector
  • Gain a working knowledge of the dark web 
  • Prepare yourself to become a certified fraud examiner or enter Carlow’s Master’s in Fraud and Forensics program
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Career opportunities for Cyber Threat Research and Analytics

Career opportunities in cyber security require different levels of education. Positions include forensic computer analyst, information security analyst and security architect. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for information security analysts is expected to grow 31% over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

April & September

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

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If you are interested in this graduate certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

Minor in business management

A minor in Business Management will equip you with a set of skills that are useful in every industry.
With a Business minor, you will learn the foundations of business, human resources and marketing in order to excel in a career in business. You will gain business skills to complement any degree, and learn to be a responsible leader. You will learn how to work in today’s global business environment, and how to apply communication principles related to business.

Business minor curriculum

You must complete 18 credits, including four required courses and two electives (two at the 300/400 level).

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Marketing

Minor in Economics

A minor in Economics complements a variety of majors in related fields. If you are preparing for an MBA program or foreign service, or are interested in quantitative data analysis in the social sciences, then minoring in Economics is an attractive choice.

Economics minor curriculum

You will study economic theories and methods of analyzing data pertaining to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • 4 electives from an approved list (2 electives at the 200 level or above)

Recruit, retain and develop talent

You will develop the technical skills you need to excel in a career as a human resource manager with a Human Resource Management major. You can help other people succeed in the workplace by assisting them in improving their productivity and finding job satisfaction. 

This course of study will help you develop skills required for the recruitment, retention and development of the 21st-century workplace. 

With a human resource major, you will receive a solid human resource base coupled with the skills to design and manage a human resource information system (HRIS). 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Delivery:

On campus or online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Human Resource Management curriculum

The curriculum includes foundational courses in human resources and psychology, plus two HRIS courses to give you hands-on design and management exposure to components of HRIS concepts.

Quick facts

  • Become qualified to work in human resource departments in several capacities
  • Sit for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams (if qualified)
  • Consider the minor if majoring in another discipline 
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Alternate degree completion options

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Human Resource Management

Nearly every industry needs a human resource manager. HR managers work for companies, local and state governments, hospitals and medical facilities, colleges and universities, consulting services and employment services. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster than average growth outlook of 6% from 2019 to 2029.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Academic requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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Learn from professionals who have been there

Human Resource Management Major Jacqueline Garcia loved the job and internship resources available to her at Carlow and felt supported throughout her college career. “Being in the Human Resource Management Program, I feel as though the biggest element that made my courses so useful was the fact that my professors incorporated what they have learned as HR professionals into the classroom. The knowledge I have received throughout the program makes me feel prepared as a I enter into my HR career.”

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If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Expand your skills, minor in HR

You can learn effective human resource management policies, systems, practices and procedures by adding a minor in Human Resources Management to your undergraduate studies. This versatile minor will prepare you to better understand and manage a company’s human resources functions.

Minor in HR curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • 4 courses from an approved list (2 at the 300/400 level) that includes Human Resources Information Systems I and II, Training and Development, Fair Employment Practices,  Labor Relations, Recruitment, and Selection and Compensation

Expand your IT knowledge: Information Technology Management Minor

The Information Technology Management minor can be added from any of Carlow University’s disciplines. With IT becoming an integral part of most future careers, this minor will enhance your studies and prepare you for technical functions in a variety of workplaces.The IT Management minor will provide you with the basic mechanics of information technology used in today’s technology-oriented work environments. You will gain knowledge in a variety of IT areas such as programming, database, information security and web design.

Information Technology Management minor curriculum

This minor is open to any major. A minimum of 18 credits is required.

Required courses include:

  • Information Technology I
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Web Design
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Security
  • Accounting Information Systems or Human Resource Information Systems Management I

Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Human Resource Management majors can, in consultation with their advisor, opt for an ITM minor concentrating in database management.

Minor in labor and working class studies 

The Labor and Working Class Studies minor is an interdisciplinary 18-credit minor which combines history and human resource management. It prepares students to become reflective practitioners and compassionate leaders in a wide range of careers.

You will gain an understanding of working class dynamics, including unions, culture and politics, and the administrative and ethical issues involved in labor relations and other business decisions. 

Working class studies curriculum 

The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, which include 12 credits of electives from History and Business Management.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to United States Labor History
  • Labor Relations

Become a health care leader with an MBA in Healthcare Management 

Carlow’s MBA in Healthcare Management will give you the flexible, reputable education you need to advance as a leader in the health care industry. You will gain an understanding of how ethical decision making can contribute to business success.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Healthcare Management curriculum 

Every course in the Master of Business Administration program weaves in themes of corporate and social responsibility. Because the curriculum follows the scholar-practitioner model, you will receive academically rigorous, yet practical, knowledge. The core curriculum covers both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive roles across industries and organizations.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way into this master’s program by taking graduate courses as a Carlow undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for Healthcare managers

Medical and health services managers work in health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of 32% from 2019 to 2029 for health care managers as the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life. Job titles can include health care marketing manager, practice administrator, clinical director and health information management director.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Healthcare Management faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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