BBA (Hons) Specializing in Business Analytics

BBA (Hons) Specializing in Business Analytics

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BBA (Hons) Specialising in Business & Analytics

Graduates of this program help organizations to improve the speed and effectiveness of generating business insights and intelligence from the data gathered from internal business processes, sources and devices.

Their knowledge and skills in business analytics can be used to gain insights that inform business decisions and can be used to automate and optimize business processes.

Data-driven companies treat their data as a corporate asset and leverage it for a competitive advantage. Our graduates are trained on the concepts of data analysis and skilled at using analytical tools to help companies leverage their data for effective decision-making.

There is a significant demand in the modern business world for business analytics graduates..

Career Opportunities

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Predictive Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Entry Requirements

Minimum 3 “S” passes in G.C.E A/L (Sri Lanka) or Minimum 3 ”D” passes in G.C.E A/L Cambridge or Edexcel (in any subject stream) in a single sitting and Pass the Aptitude Test conducted by Northern UNI.

Why Business Analytics?

  • Gain the expertise to unlock the power of data and drive strategic decision-making in organisations.
  • Unleash Business Insights: As a graduate of this programme, you’ll play a crucial role in helping organisations harness the power of data. By analysing and interpreting data from various sources, you’ll uncover valuable insights that drive business growth and efficiency.
  • Optimise Decision-Making: In today’s fast-paced business landscape, informed decisions are key to success. With your knowledge and skills in business analytics, you’ll equip companies with the tools to make data-driven decisions, automate processes, and optimising operations.
  • Leverage Data for Competitive Advantage: Data is a valuable asset for modern businesses. Our graduates are trained to treat data as a corporate asset, utilising analytical tools and techniques to extract meaningful information. By leveraging data effectively, companies gain a competitive edge in the market.
  • Meet Industry Demand: The demand for business analytics professionals is on the rise. Companies across industries recognise the importance of data-driven decision-making and are actively seeking skilled professionals to drive their analytics initiatives. With a degree in Business Analytics, you’ll be poised for a rewarding career in a high-demand field.

Programme Outcomes

  • Proficiency in data analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to extract insights from complex datasets
  • Understanding of statistical modelling and predictive analytics
  • Skill in data visualisation and storytelling
  • Knowledge of business intelligence platforms and technologies
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in analytics
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IT 1010 Introduction to Programming 04
IT 1020 Introduction to Computer Systems 04
IT 1030 Mathematics for Computing 04
IT 1040 Communication Skills 03
Semester 2
IT 1050 Object Oriented Concepts 02
IT 1060 Software Process Modeling 03
IT 1080 English for Academic Purposes 03
IT 1090 Information Systems and Data Modeling 04
IT 1100 Internet and Web Technologies 04
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BM2011 Personal Development Planning 01
BM2012 Organizational Behavior 03
BM2013 Business Information Systems 02
BM2014 Principles of Marketing 03
BM2015 Business Statistics 03
BM2016 Operations Management 03
Semester 2
BM2071 Leadership and Teamwork 01
BM2072 Business Negotiation 02
IM2710 Foundations of Business Analytics 03
IM2711 Mastering Data Analysis in Excel 03
IM2675 Database Management Systems 04
IM2713 Digital Strategy and Innovation 02
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
IM3721 Customer Analytics 03
IM3722 Data Science in Real Life 03
IM3723 Data Visualisation 03
BM3011 Career Readiness and Business Etiquettes 01
BM3013 Project Management 03
BM3012 Business Ethics and Values 02
Semester 2
IM3641 R and Python Programming 04
IM3741 Operations Analytics 02
BM3061 Business Research Methods 03
BM3031 Business Internship 06
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
BM4011 Comprehensive Research Project(Continued to Semester 2) 09
BM4012 Strategic Management 03
IM4710 Business Metrics for Data Driven Companies 03
IM4730 Social Media and Web Analytics 03
1 Elective
IM4711 Information Systems Management and Security 03
IM4712 Supply Chain Analytics 03
Semester 2
IM4750 Decision Modeling for Business Analytics 03
IM4751 Data Mining and Predictive analytics 03
1 Elective:
IM4740 Accounting Analytics 03
IM4720 People Analytics 03

Course Fee

We are committed to providing high-quality education that is both accessible and affordable. Here are the details of our fee structure for completing the degree in Sri Lanka:
  • First two years: The fee for each semester during the first two years is currently LKR 290,000. This fee covers a comprehensive curriculum, expert faculty guidance, and access to state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Final two years: As you progress towards the completion of your degree, the fee for each semester is LKR 320,000.
  • To ensure a smooth learning experience, we kindly request that fees for each subsequent semester be paid prior to the commencement of the semester.

President/CEO

Introducing the visionary behind the establishment of NORTHERN UNI, Professor Lalith Gamage, a true trailblazer in the realm of academia. With a remarkable record of accomplishments and a profound commitment to education, Professor Gamage assumes the pivotal role of Director, guiding our institution towards unparalleled heights of excellence.

Recognised for his exceptional leadership in academia, Professor Gamage was bestowed with The Outstanding Young Person of the Year (TOYP) award for Academic Leadership in 2000. As an Affiliate Professor at the esteemed University of British Columbia, Canada, his expertise and insights are truly invaluable.

Beyond his remarkable accolades, Professor Gamage holds an unwavering vision for the development of the northern region of Sri Lanka. He is resolutely dedicated to breaking down barriers and ensuring equal access to quality education across the country. With a deep understanding of the immense potential residing within the north, Professor Gamage is committed to nurturing a fertile educational landscape that empowers individuals and fuels inclusive growth. His aspirations extend beyond education, encompassing the creation of a robust ecosystem that fuels innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable economic advancement.

Professor Gamage has made significant contributions to the promotion of the IT industry and has served the Sri Lankan government in various influential capacities. He has held prestigious positions such as Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the Lanka Software Foundation (LSF), the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), the ICT Cluster, and the Executive Director of the Trade Information Network of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Moreover, he played a pivotal role in establishing Conceptnursery, Sri Lanka’s first technology incubator, and nurturing numerous successful technology companies. In 2020, his unwavering dedication and contributions to the development of Sri Lanka’s IT industry earned him the distinguished ‘Most Outstanding ICT Contributor of the Year award at the NBQSA, the prestigious National ICT Awards Organised by the Sri Lanka Section of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

As an esteemed Advisory Board Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Founding President of the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), Professor Gamage continues to shape the future of Sri Lanka’s education and technology landscape.

Professor Gamage completed his undergraduate studies in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the prestigious University of Moratuwa and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research expertise spans diverse domains, including Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Evolutionary Computing.Under the visionary leadership of Professor Lalith Gamage, NORTHERN UNI propels towards a future where education, innovation, and progress intertwine, preparing students to become the change-makers of tomorrow.

President/CEO

Introducing the visionary behind the establishment of NORTHERN UNI, Professor Lalith Gamage, a true trailblazer in the realm of academia. With a remarkable record of accomplishments and a profound commitment to education, Professor Gamage assumes the pivotal role of Director, guiding our institution towards unparalleled heights of excellence.

Recognised for his exceptional leadership in academia, Professor Gamage was bestowed with The Outstanding Young Person of the Year (TOYP) award for Academic Leadership in 2000. As an Affiliate Professor at the esteemed University of British Columbia, Canada, his expertise and insights are truly invaluable.

Beyond his remarkable accolades, Professor Gamage holds an unwavering vision for the development of the northern region of Sri Lanka. He is resolutely dedicated to breaking down barriers and ensuring equal access to quality education across the country. With a deep understanding of the immense potential residing within the north, Professor Gamage is committed to nurturing a fertile educational landscape that empowers individuals and fuels inclusive growth. His aspirations extend beyond education, encompassing the creation of a robust ecosystem that fuels innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable economic advancement.

Professor Gamage has made significant contributions to the promotion of the IT industry and has served the Sri Lankan government in various influential capacities. He has held prestigious positions such as Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the Lanka Software Foundation (LSF), the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), the ICT Cluster, and the Executive Director of the Trade Information Network of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Moreover, he played a pivotal role in establishing Conceptnursery, Sri Lanka’s first technology incubator, and nurturing numerous successful technology companies. In 2020, his unwavering dedication and contributions to the development of Sri Lanka’s IT industry earned him the distinguished ‘Most Outstanding ICT Contributor of the Year award at the NBQSA, the prestigious National ICT Awards Organised by the Sri Lanka Section of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

As an esteemed Advisory Board Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and the Founding President of the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), Professor Gamage continues to shape the future of Sri Lanka’s education and technology landscape.

Professor Gamage completed his undergraduate studies in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the prestigious University of Moratuwa and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research expertise spans diverse domains, including Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Evolutionary Computing.Under the visionary leadership of Professor Lalith Gamage, NORTHERN UNI propels towards a future where education, innovation, and progress intertwine, preparing students to become the change-makers of tomorrow.

Founder and Chairman

Introducing the visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Indy Pathmanadan, affectionately known as Mr. Indy, a driving force in the Bath Furniture and Modular Kitchen industries. With over 30 years of expertise, Mr.Indy’s journey is one of extraordinary accomplishments and relentless pursuit of excellence.

A graduate in engineering from the prestigious University of Waterloo, Ontario, Mr. Indy’s entrepreneurial journey began as a Coop student in his Canadian garage. From humble beginnings, he transformed MagickWoods into a global powerhouse with operations spanning across North America and Asia. Today, MagickWoods stands tall with an impressive presence in renowned retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards. Mr. Indy’s bold vision includes establishing a strong domestic presence in the USA, facilitating the transformation from China to Aurora. His innovative approach involves forging exclusive partnerships with retailers, creating bespoke brands tailored to their discerning customer base.

With an unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled quality, Mr. Indy is a firm believer in the digital economy. His passion for enhancing the customer experience led him to pioneer the use of cuttingedge 3D and augmented reality technologies in kitchen design, revolutionising the industry. Demonstrating his forward-thinking mindset, Mr. Indy recently unveiled Magickhome.com, an exceptional ecommerce platform that offers direct-to-consumer digital sales channels, further expanding his reach and impact. Notably, he holds a patent for his groundbreaking invention, the Bath weighing scale product, exemplifying his dedication to innovation.

Mr. Indy’s exceptional contributions have earned him a plethora of accolades. From prestigious design awards for his innovative creations at Bath Furniture to receiving the esteemed Young Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, his outstanding achievements have been recognised on numerous occasions. Additionally, his remarkable export performance and job creation efforts have garnered accolades from the Government of India, solidifying his reputation as an industry trailblazer. Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavours, Mr. Indy actively engages in social causes close to his heart. As the co-founder of CanTYD, a non-profit organisation focused on youth development in Canada, he channels his passion for empowering the younger generation. Furthermore, he dedicated four years of his life to serving on the Southeast Asian Consultative Committee of the Metropolitan Toronto Police, striving to create a safer community for all.

As a proud parent of three children, Mr. Indy finds solace in the embrace of nature. Whether it’s the thrill of running, the serenity of hiking, the pursuit of adventure through hunting, or the freedom of cycling amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains, he cherishes the moments that rejuvenate his spirit. Mr. Indrakumar Pathmanadan, the epitome of entrepreneurial brilliance, continues to redefine industry standards through his remarkable achievements. Join us at our university as we draw inspiration from Mr.Indy’s journey, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and unwavering determination.

Founder and Chairman

Introducing the visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Indy Pathmanadan, affectionately known as Mr. Indy, a driving force in the Bath Furniture and Modular Kitchen industries. With over 30 years of expertise, Mr.Indy’s journey is one of extraordinary accomplishments and relentless pursuit of excellence.

A graduate in engineering from the prestigious University of Waterloo, Ontario, Mr. Indy’s entrepreneurial journey began as a Coop student in his Canadian garage. From humble beginnings, he transformed MagickWoods into a global powerhouse with operations spanning across North America and Asia. Today, MagickWoods stands tall with an impressive presence in renowned retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards. Mr. Indy’s bold vision includes establishing a strong domestic presence in the USA, facilitating the transformation from China to Aurora. His innovative approach involves forging exclusive partnerships with retailers, creating bespoke brands tailored to their discerning customer base.

With an unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled quality, Mr. Indy is a firm believer in the digital economy. His passion for enhancing the customer experience led him to pioneer the use of cuttingedge 3D and augmented reality technologies in kitchen design, revolutionising the industry. Demonstrating his forward-thinking mindset, Mr. Indy recently unveiled Magickhome.com, an exceptional ecommerce platform that offers direct-to-consumer digital sales channels, further expanding his reach and impact. Notably, he holds a patent for his groundbreaking invention, the Bath weighing scale product, exemplifying his dedication to innovation.

Mr. Indy’s exceptional contributions have earned him a plethora of accolades. From prestigious design awards for his innovative creations at Bath Furniture to receiving the esteemed Young Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, his outstanding achievements have been recognised on numerous occasions. Additionally, his remarkable export performance and job creation efforts have garnered accolades from the Government of India, solidifying his reputation as an industry trailblazer. Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavours, Mr. Indy actively engages in social causes close to his heart. As the co-founder of CanTYD, a non-profit organisation focused on youth development in Canada, he channels his passion for empowering the younger generation. Furthermore, he dedicated four years of his life to serving on the Southeast Asian Consultative Committee of the Metropolitan Toronto Police, striving to create a safer community for all.

As a proud parent of three children, Mr. Indy finds solace in the embrace of nature. Whether it’s the thrill of running, the serenity of hiking, the pursuit of adventure through hunting, or the freedom of cycling amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains, he cherishes the moments that rejuvenate his spirit. Mr. Indrakumar Pathmanadan, the epitome of entrepreneurial brilliance, continues to redefine industry standards through his remarkable achievements. Join us at our university as we draw inspiration from Mr.Indy’s journey, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and unwavering determination.