A first-hand look into the booming field of business analytics from business leaders and students.

Thursday, February 21 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the University of South Dakota MUC Ballroom

The data-driven economy is creating an exploding demand for business analysts in all sectors of the economy. Join us and learn more about a program that can open many doors for students to build and grow successful and rewarding careers.
The University of South Dakota’s new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree prepares graduates with the latest concepts, tools and techniques to analyze business data to predict future performance; identify opportunities to increase revenue; reduce costs; and increase business productivity.

During this information session, you will:

  • Hear from a panel of top employers on how their companies are using analytics and the future outlook for careers in analytics.
  • Listen to current students in the program and ask questions about their experiences.
  • Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Analytics program.
  • Tour the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business and campus.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to boost your future success, register today to attend.

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Event Schedule

 1 p.m.

Conference Welcome

1:15 p.m.

General Session: Learn about USD’s Master of Science in Business Analytics, how business analytics is changing the world, and future career opportunities in the field of analytics.

1:50 p.m.


2 p.m.

Employer panel presentation: Interact with business leaders in this panel discussion about how their company is using analytics to improve their success, profitability, market share, outcomes. They will also discuss opportunities for bringing an analytics skill set into a company.

Panel of Experts:

  • Brandon Breitling - Research Statistician at POET
  • Christopher Burnley - Vice President Process Engineering Leader at Wells Fargo Personal Lending Group
  • Cody Siewert - Avera Human Resources Workforce Analytics Lead

 3 p.m.

Closing Remarks

3:15 p.m.

USD Campus Tour (Optional)

Who should attend?

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students at University of South Dakota and institutions throughout the region interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Business Analytics.
  • Professionals interested in attaining a master’s degree in the field of Business Analytics
  • This program is a STEM designated program, often a good pairing to a computer science degree.

Speaker Bios

  • Brandon Breitling - Research statistician at POET
  • Christopher Burnley - Vice president process engineering leader at Wells Fargo Personal Lending Group
  • Cody Siewert - Avera Human Resources workforce analytics lead

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