Applied Statistics and Operations Research

The BGSU College of Business is one of the few AACSB accredited institutions in Ohio to offer an undergraduate and a graduate specialization in business analytics and intelligence - a key, competitive advantage many corporations are adopting.  

Due to this fast emerging field, corporate investment in this area is expected to grow as well as job prospects. In an increasingly data-driven world, businesses need to make sense of the data they are collecting to make sound decisions.  Hiring business analysts provides employers with an excellent return on investment. 

Business analysts work for companies in areas such as marketing and sales, human resources, and customer relations management or as consultants. They not only interpret “big data,” but communicate the meaning of their findings. 

The Center for Business Analytics helps companies with methodologies, innovations, solutions, and practical implementations to produce tangible results through analytics. Enroll in one of the few business analytics programs in the state by getting your business degree at BGSU!

We offer a specialization in Business Analytics and Intelligence and a minor in Applied Statistics. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics with a Specialization in Business Analytics.

Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium

Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium

Customer Analytics was the theme of this year’s Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium, hosted by the Center for Business Analytics, on October 7. It was the fourth annual symposium and Olscamp Hall was full of students, faculty and staff who learned how to use analytics to understand their customers, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately increase revenue. Read More

Business Faculty Take Teaching Expertise to Chinese Classrooms

Business Faculty Take Teaching Expertise to Chinese Classrooms

BGSU’s College of Business has a unique and valuable partnership with Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China. Last year, four faculty members from TPU came to BGSU to see firsthand how we teach our statistics, operations research, and MIS classes, so they could adopt similar teaching methods and materials in their classrooms.  The TPU/BGSU agreement includes a 3 + 1 educational program where two cohorts of fourth-year TPU students will arrive at BGSU in 2017 to complete their dual undergraduate business degrees. They spend their first three years taking classes at TPU, some of which were taught by BGSU faculty this summer. Read More

Optimizing Cancer Therapy

Optimizing Cancer Therapy

Arka Roy always wanted to be a medical doctor, but he was never too excited about medicine. Instead, he fell in love with mathematics. It turns out, math proved to be the perfect tool for Roy to enlist in the fight against cancer. He joined Bowling Green State University as an assistant professor in the College of Business in August after earning his Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Read More

 Top Seniors Recognized by Departments for Achievements

Top Seniors Recognized by Departments for Achievements

Departments nominated their top senior graduating in 2016 for the College of Business Karl E. Vogt Outstanding Senior Award. Several of the departments hosted senior recognition events in order to honor their top graduating seniors for Going Beyond Business As Usual! Read More

The Business Analytics and Intelligence program at BGSU is gaining worldwide recognition and graduate Trevor Bischoff is a testament to the program

The Business Analytics and Intelligence program at BGSU is gaining worldwide recognition and graduate Trevor Bischoff is a testament to the program

Bowling Green State University alumnus Trevor Bischoff continues to make his alma mater proud and strengthen the Falcon reputation of producing top students who are prepared for a successful career. Read More

Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium

Best Practices in Business Analytics Symposium

Company representatives and students attended the Business Analytics Symposium at Bowling Green State University where they learned the impact of combining marketing with analytics to create leading-edge business practices. Hosted by the College of Business, this event is growing each year and provides valuable information and networking opportunities for participants. Read More