Grand View to Offer New Business Analytics Major

May 23, 2019

Grand View University is excited to announce the addition of a Business Analytics major beginning this fall. According to Iowa Workforce Development, Business Analyst is one of the fastest growing occupations in Iowa. The business analytics program takes a data-driven approach to the world of business, using statistics and data modeling to develop new business insights and make better decisions in various areas of organization, non-for-profit and government entities.

The major will prepare students to think critically about data, use it in meaningful ways and better understand business situations to improve an organization’s performance.

Oscar Aguilar, Ph.D. has been hired to head the new major in the Business Administration Department. Oscar was previously an Analytics Consultant at Principal Financial Group where he developed predictive analysis and statistical models to help different business partners to achieve their goals in an efficient manner. He also provided expertise consulting across the corporation in machine learning techniques, data mining techniques, data transformation and statistical software tools. Oscar holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Statistics, master's in Applied Statistics and a Ph.D. in Statistics with a Mathematics minor. His research includes applied statistics, machine learning, optimization, data mining and math-finance.