BAS in Data Analytics

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Graduates will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances, data managers, in a wide range of organizations and industries.

What is Data Analytics?

A multi-dimensional discipline that uses math, statistics, descriptive techniques, and predictive models to better understand the data used to guide business action and decision making. Data analytics are used to illustrate concepts and inform business decisions. Data analytics is a rapidly emerging field.  The BAS in Data Analytics occupies the intersection where statistical analysis meets computer science.  Our formula:

Collect – Classify – Organize – Summarize – Analyze – Interpret

In this visionary degree program, students explore the methods, concepts, and tools need to solve real-life data problems with innovative and effective results, applicable to multiple industries and using combined business/scientific problem solving processes.

Data Analytics students are expected to acquire proficiency in database utilization, mastering commonly-used analysis tools such as Excel or R through applied learning emulations or service learning.  Experienced faculty will mentor and guide students throughout the learning process.  Graduates of this program will be prepared to work as data analysts, data technicians, and in some circumstances data managers in a wide range of organizations and industries.

What’s the difference between Data Analytics and Business Intelligence?

Prerequisites


All students must complete the following prerequisites in order to be eligible for the BAS Data Analytics program:

  • Associate degree in IT or CS-related field or 90 equivalent credits that represent the combination of program admission required courses and other transferable college-level credits
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses (and a cumulative GPA 2.0)
  • Demonstrate completion of the following general education courses or their equivalent:
    • ENGL& 101
    • 200 level English Writing course
    • 5 credits of College level math (MATH 138, MATH&141 or equivalent)
    • 5 credits of Social Science from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • 5 credits of Humanities from AAS-DTA transfer list
    • Two Natural Sciences from AAS-DTA transfer list (one with a lab)
    • Level one Excel proficiency (BTS 165 or CS 250 or challenge test)
    • Technology and/or math credits must not be more than 5 years old.

Notice: This list is for informational purposes only. Please verify information with the IBIT office before making decisions based on this information.

Degree Requirements


Coursework in the program includes areas such as Applied Statistical Methods, Predictive Analytics, Data Analysis with Software Programming, Data Visualization, and Web Analytics.


Standard BAS Data Analytics Course Schedule

*If you don't have a previous SQL class, you must take BUSIT 103
**For 2018-2019 admitted students. Previous students should take ENGL& 235 in this spot
Full-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
INST 150 International Business or
*BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals or
BUS& 101 Intro to Bus
Math 341 Applied Statistical Methods IMATH 342 Applied Statistical Methods II
BA 240 Statistical AnalysisISIT 330 Business Intelligence**Any college-level programming class covering any procedural or object orientated language
DA 310 Intro to Data AnalyticsDA 320 Data Acquisition & MgmtISIT 334 Data Visualization
Year 4FallWinterSpring
DA 460 ElectiveDA 420 Predictive AnalyticsDA 485 Capstone
ISIT 434 Web AnalyticsDA 410 Multivariate AnalysisECON 400 Econometrics
CMST 340 Applied Org CommunicationPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITDA 430 Marketing Analytics
Part-Time Course Schedule
Year 3FallWinterSpring
INST 150 International Business or
*BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals or
BUS& 101 Intro to Bus
Math 341 Applied Statistical Methods IMATH 342 Applied Statistical Methods II
BA 240 Statistical AnalysisISIT 330 Business IntelligenceISIT 334 Data Visualization
Year 4FallWinterSpring
DA 310 Intro to Data AnalyticsDA 320 Data Acquisition & Mgmt**Any college-level programming class covering any procedural or object orientated language
CMST 340 Applied Org CommunicationPHIL 375 Ethical Issues in ITECON 400 Econometrics
Year 5FallWinterSpring
ISIT 434 Web AnalyticsDA 410 Multivariate AnalysisDA 485 Capstone
DA 460 ElectiveDA 420 Predictive AnalyticsDA 430 Marketing Analytics

Application Deadlines


Starting QuarterApplication OpensPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Fall 2018Jan 16, 2018May 1, 2018Sept 9, 2018

How to Apply


Step 1: Apply to BC for General Admission & Complete the Evaluation of Transfer Credit Form

First time BC students and previous BC students who are returning to the college after four or more quarters must apply to BC first. As a part of this process, students will need to submit all Official Transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, other than BC. Current BC students may skip Step 1 and start at Step 2. Complete Step 1 at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.  Processing time for general BC admission is typically 1-3 business days.


Step 2: Complete and submit the BAS application

Admission to this program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. If you have transfer credits, your application will be reviewed with unofficial transcripts, but your acceptance will not be determined until official transcripts have been received and evaluated through the above process in Step 1.

Please have the following items ready for submission with your application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended demonstrating completion of the prerequisite courses.
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) discussing:
    • your education and work experience;
    • advanced certifications or other educational attainments you already posses;
    • your personal and professional goals;
    • any specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program;
    • any challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals;
    • any other special considerations that you believe will make you a good candidate for the program.
  • Application payment will be accepted at the time of completion. Please have your form of payment prior to beginning the application. The application fee for BAS programs is $75.

 

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About Us

The BAS degree in Data Analytics is a part of Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology department. Our goal is to provide students with meaningful preparation to meet the challenges of a global environment in the area of Data Analytics.  For general information about the degree, use the form at the top of this page.  For specific questions or to set up an appointment you can contact the Program Manager for this degree: Shanon Reedy.

BAS Data Analytics Faculty


Kyle Barber PictureKyle Barber

Email: kyle.barber@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2136

Office Location: A254E

Courses: DA 430

Biography:

Kyle is a business strategy leader, who has focused much of his career helping Fortune 500 corporations think about data capture, measurement, and demonstrating performance. He helps clients identify which marketing efforts impact total ROI and customer lifetime value, then uses the data points to facilitate brand and product innovation.  He is also a digital platform evangelist: helping brands think about social media or mobile devices in conjunction with event marketing, retail, TV programming, etc., to have conversations with consumers. Kyle can develop a vision, lead its implementation, benchmark and measure its success every step of the way, and optimize continuously to guide the larger brand story.


Carl FreebergCarl Freeberg

Email: carl.freeberg@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2911

Office Location: A254

Courses: BUSIT 103

Biography:

Carl Freeberg is an Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence at Bellevue College. Prior to teaching, he was a senior consultant with over 20 years of diverse financial, IT, business planning and sales experience. His most recent consulting position was as a Value Consultant with Oracle Corporation. In that role, he helped identify opportunities with Oracle’s customers and sales teams. He collaborated with customer management to quantify real business value in Oracle’s applications. After validating potential value and helping to develop realistic business cases, he measured results to verify the realization of anticipated value.

Mr. Freeberg is a seasoned professional who has held consulting and management positions with leading companies. In 10+ years at Oracle and Hyperion Solutions, he has matched business requirements to product capabilities for hundreds of organizations in diverse industries. At Nestlé USA, he developed and managed a cross-functional Executive Information System. At Arthur Andersen, he implemented large systems for organizations as diverse as the Rapid Transit District of Los Angeles, the Internal Revenue Service and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mr. Freeberg holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and lives in Bellevue, Washington.


Frank HatstatFrank Hatstat

Email: frank.hatstat@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2485

Office Location: A255

Courses: BUS& 101

Biography:

I hold an Associate degree in Science and Engineering from Henry Ford College, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MBA from City University, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. I have been very privileged both in educational opportunity and professional activities in the public sector, private sector, and academia, including being an air traffic control specialist and instructor, entrepreneur, manager, corporate trainer, state director within a national business program, consultant with a national consulting firm, associate dean, academic program chair, along with legal and appellate work. Although business and law are my passions, my favorite is doing this, helping people learn and grow through education. In my free time I like to fly, being a licensed pilot, enjoy photography, and other outdoor activities like biking and fishing.


Stephanie Hurst PictureStephanie Hurst

Email: stephanie.hurst@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3062

Office Location: R230V

Courses: CMST 340

Biography:

Stephanie is a tenured faculty member in the Communication Studies Department. She came to Bellevue College in 2003 having previously taught at Palm Beach Community College and California State University, Long Beach. Stephanie has her M.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Long Beach, where she was also the assistant to the Director of the Center for First Amendment Studies and the Freedom of Expression Foundation. Her particular interest of study and teaching is in Intercultural Communication; a field in which she is also published. Courses she has taught include Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Public Speaking, Advanced Organizational Communication, and Introduction to Communication. Stephanie’s teaching philosophy incorporates practical application of scholarly theory in an effort to improve students’ lives. When not teaching or researching, she can be found following her bliss via cooking, hiking or taking in a Sounders game.


Anand InjetiAnand Injeti

Email: anand.injeti@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (214) 310-9716

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 330

Biography:

I have been working in Networking and System Engineering for over 15 Years. I have strong Networking and IT experience with understanding in windows servers, Linux/Unix systems, routers, switches, firewalls, DNS, and Load Balancers. I managed an IT infrastructure for small business. I started my career as an Electrical Engineer working in Ethernet based systems. I have a passion for teaching Networking and started as an adjunct instructor at Pima Community College in Arizona and later at Richland Community College in Dallas, Texas. I have designed NIC cards, Switches, VoIP phone and gateways as a design engineer. Currently I manage a team of security engineer’s for T-Mobile’s Enterprise IP and Security Infrastructure.

My educational background is Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Arizona and Master in Business Administration in Technology Management from University of Phoenix.


Taesik KimTaesik Kim

Email: taesik.kim@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: L222

Courses: DA 320

Biography:

Since September 2016, Taesik Kim has been a faculty member in the Computer Science department at Bellevue College. He has twenty-three years of experience as a professor in the Computer Science and Game& Mobile Contents departments in Korea. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science with focus on Artificial Intelligence and optimization from North Dakota State University; a M.S. in Computer Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead; and a B.S. in Computer Science from Keimyung University in Korea. His major areas of research include analysis of human behavior based on Artificial Intelligence, and AI in mobile apps.

During his years of serving as a professor in Korea, he was the head of a huge project called Cultural Contents Industry Manpower Training Enterprise. The project, focusing on the areas of game and mobile contents design, was set up under the auspices of the Korean Ministry of Education. Important tasks included operation of innovative educational programs; training of international, specialized, human resources; establishment of an international R&D and business network; and creation of an industrial-educational exchange and employment network.

While serving as a professor, he visited Uzbekistan more than 15 times for voluntary services. He taught hundreds of individuals including young students, teachers, government officials, and professors. He published two books for the people, and the books were given away for free. Those were the first IT books written in the Uzbekistan alphabet. Most of his voluntary services in the country were teaching and developing new IT education programs. Because of long-term voluntary services, he received an honorary degree from Tashkent State University of Economics in Uzbekistan.

He has a lot of experience not only in teaching Computer Science but also other academic activities, including publishing IT books and research papers, developing new AI technologies for mobile apps, and establishing international collaboration programs. He wants to share those variable experiences with students here in BC.


Winnie Li PictureWinnie Li

Email: winnie.li@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2825

Office Location: A255G

Courses: BA 240, DA 310, DA 320, DA 410, DA 420, DA 460, DA 485, ISIT 434

Biography:

Winnie Li has been a full time faculty at Bellevue College since 2007, teaching in the Computer Science Transfer and Business Administration Programs. She is also the program chair and the lead faculty in the BAS in Data Analytics program. She has a MS in Statistics from California State University East Bay and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of California Davis. Before joining BC, she worked in multiple roles in Clearwire and Microsoft.


Art LovestedtArt Lovestedt

Email: art.lovestedt@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone:

Office Location: A254

Courses: ISIT 334

Biography:

Art Lovestedt has been a CIO for nearly two decades, including extensive academic and professional experience in business management and information technology. He has been the CIO at PlayStream (now Internap), Guidant Financial Group and Online Video Service, and held contract or consulting positions at ShopNow.com, Blue Nile and TPI Software (now Hypercom). Five previous companies have gone public or been purchased by a public company during or just after his tenure. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, process automation and efficiency, information system design and management, web marketing, team building and business development. Currently, he is a founding partner at Executive TimeSlice and serves as a fractional CIO for several companies.

Art holds a M.S. in Computer Systems with an emphasis in Technology Management, and a B.A. in Business Administration with emphases in Organizational Behavior and Marketing from the University of Washington.


William PayneWilliam Payne

Email: wpayne@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2079

Office Location:

Courses: PHIL 375

Biography:

I am chair of the Bellevue College Philosophy Department where I’ve been teaching for 18 years. I hold a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a PhD in philosophy from UC Davis. Obviously a cat lover. When not reading, writing or teaching philosophy, I’m most likely out on a long bike ride, working in the garden or cooking.


Wen Wang PictureWen Wang

Email: wen.wang@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (206) 354-9785

Office Location: L217

Courses: DA 485

Biography:

Wen Wang is currently an adjunct faculty in Mathematics and Data Analytics at Bellevue college. Wen previously worked with Microsoft on data analytic engine design to analyze Office Web App user logs and error logs for improving client usability. Wen got her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Economics from University of Washington, and then got her PhD degree in Mathematics from Washington State University. Her research topic is on the American Option-Pricing Model with an uncertain volatility and was published on “Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences”.


Not AvailableDan Yamasaki

Email: dyamasak@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2806

Office Location: D110

Courses: MATH 341, MATH 342, BA 240

Biography:

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Frequently Asked Questions


When will the BAS DA program begin?

We admit a new cohort for the BAS DA program each fall quarter.

Can I enroll if I don’t have an associate’s degree?

Generally, students applying to the BAS DA program have completed an associate’s degree in Applied Accounting, Business Management or Marketing, Information Systems, Business Administration Transfer or Computer Science Transfer.  If you do not have an associate’s degree, contact the Program Manager for more information.

Besides a completed associate’s degree are there any other pre-requisites?

Yes, you can find the specific course prerequisites on the “Prerequisites” tab.

Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?

Yes, students who have not been admitted to the program can register for up to 10 credits of coursework on a space-available basis, if they have appropriate prerequisites. To find out if you qualify to take a course and receive an entry code contact the Program Manager.

Can I apply now even though I will not finish my AAS or AAS-T until the end of spring or summer quarter?

Yes, you can apply now and any admission decision would be contingent upon your completion with acceptable GPA as described in the admission requirements.

I received my AAS or AAS-T over ten years ago. Am I still eligible to enter this program?

Technology and math coursework will only be applied toward admission requirements if it was taken in the last 5 years. Other coursework (i.e. English, humanities, science) can be applied no matter the date completed.

Can I receive financial aid or scholarships for this program?

Yes, you may qualify. Please be aware that there are deadlines that need to be met in order to qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid office for more details: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/fa/.

What is the tuition for this program?

Tuition for this state-support program follows the general Bellevue College tuition rates for upper division courses.  There are some lower division courses that are part of the BAS program. These courses will be charged at the lower division rate. Refer to the Tuition & Fees page: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition/.

Can I complete this program online?

Some classes may be available online, but many are offered primarily on the Bellevue College main campus.

Can I reapply next year if I am not accepted into the program?

Yes. You will receive a letter advising you of additional courses you need to take or other ways to strengthen your application for the next time you apply.

Is there a required sequence of courses I should take?

Yes. You will be able to build on your body of knowledge if certain courses are taken before others. Your sequence of courses will vary depending on whether you attend full-time or part-time, and on your previous education. Your program advisor will help you develop a program of study to gain the most benefit from each course. For a standard course schedule, please see the Degree Requirements tab.

How long will it take me to finish?

After admission, the BAS degree totals 90-95 credits and can be completed in 6 quarters of full-time attendance, typically three courses each quarter. Individual pacing is possible, but students should plan on taking at least one course each quarter so that the material remains current and relevant.

Is the program accredited?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education, has granted Bellevue College accreditation at the baccalaureate level.

I am a state employee. Can I use a state employee waiver to pay for this program?

Yes. This is a state-supported program, thus it is eligible for state employee waivers.

Where can I find out more about the program?

Our website contains the best information.  You may also contact the Program Manager to discuss the program in more detail.

Last Updated June 27, 2018