Sentry School of Business and Economics
Data Analytics Degree
Learn big data to influence decision-making
The data analytics program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point integrates big data, machine learning, predictive modeling, and programming techniques, combined with the business skills needed to influence decision-making.
Why study Data Analytics at UW-Stevens Point?
All data analytics students complete a project in the senior capstone course, with the possibility of doing so in a paid position with program founder Sentry Insurance. Students also have opportunities to work on projects through the UW-Stevens Point Data Analytics Center.
These creative problem solvers make profound contributions – and good pay
Natasja Iversen loved math in high school. She took a computer programming class and became interested in a career path that combined them. “I found data analytics was a happy medium,” said the senior from Oshkosh. “I always liked problem-solving games. I like to visualize how to improve a process,” Iversen said. UW-Stevens Point was the right-size university, recommended by friends from a summer camp.
Anderson Classroom to Career Center
The Keith and Tammy Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center provides a single location for UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics students to learn about majors, receive career and financial support, and discover internship and professional development opportunities. The Anderson C2C Center also serves as a hub for business outreach and event planning.
Data Analytics; Business Administration
Hired Before Graduation
Jose Vasquez ’22
Jose Vasquez was hired before graduation at Roehl Transport in Marshfield, Wis., as a business intelligence developer.
Insights of Interns
Carter Stanton interned with Midwest General Repair and Fabrication LLC in Reeseville, Wis., where he generating custom reports in Excel for the organization.
Where are they now?
UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you’re in luck. Check out our map and follow our LinkedIn page!
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What to Expect?
Data analytics is one of the highest paying and fastest growing occupations in the U.S. economy. The skills learned in the program can be applied in any industry that generates and uses data to drive their business, including insurance, health care, manufacturing and marketing.
Get Involved on Campus
Students develop important people skills and build professional network by participating in our unique Smiley Professional Events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Pro Events every year to build your personal path to career success.
The newly-formed Association for Data Analytics Students student organization offers data analytics students the opportunity to collaborate outside of class hours.
Meet Your Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.
- Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair of Business Analytics
- Assistant Professor – Management
- Faculty Adviser – UWSP Ski and Snowboard Club
- Sentry Endowed Chair of Computational Analytics
- Director – Center for Data Analytics
- Assistant Professor – Data Analytics
The UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.
Sentry School of Business and Economics