Online Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Applied Data Analytics

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What is Applied Data Analytics?

The job market for data analysts is exploding. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, data analyst jobs are projected to grow 23% between 2021 and 2031. Data analytics is the science of analyzing and interpreting raw data to draw meaningful conclusions about that information. Today, businesses across every industry are collecting massive amounts of data to gain actionable, fact-based learning to make better decisions. Data analysts can help their organizations optimize processes, maximize profits, better understand their customers, and improve marketing.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Applied Data Analytics is designed for transfer students and degree completers interested in jobs in data analytics. It provides a strong foundation in professional management and data analytics, preparing students to meet their career goals in this high demand field.

What jobs can I get with a concentration in applied data analytics online degree?

Data analytic professionals can use their skills in a variety of positions with very competitive salaries. The labor market research firm Lightcast reports the median earnings for graduates with a degree in data analytics is $88,000. Industries across the spectrum rely on valuable learning gleaned from data analytics including healthcare, finance, consulting, digital transformation, technology, human resources, and insurance.

Applied Data Analytics potential careers

Is a concentration in applied data analytics degree right for me?

This baccalaureate degree-completion program is designed for the adult learner, working professional or college transfer seeking to gain professional business skills who is also interested in focused coursework in applied data analytics. This unique combination allows students to prepare for a career analyzing vast amounts of data to discover significant trends and pattern to improve business results. Students admitted to the program have already earned an associate degree or equivalent hours and are looking to complete the last two years necessary for a bachelor’s degree. KU can help you obtain these prerequisites if needed. The applied data analytic courses can be completed fully online while additional degree requirements may be online or in person.


Alyson Germinder
  • Senior Academic Advisor

How is the Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Applied Analytics structured?

KU’s online Bachelor of Professional Studies with a Concentration in Applied Data Analytics consist of 120 credit hours.

Breakdown of hours from the applied analytics degree
Why a KU undergraduate degree?


  • Fully online courses available
  • Interdisciplinary skillset
  • Electives allow students to tailor their degree to their interests


  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • KU is one of 38 public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group of America's leading research universities


  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Courses address technical skills and career development
  • Courses apply to a variety of in-demand careers

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