New majors follow introduction of hospitality concentration
authors Staff Reports
Belmont University will have two new majors in the fall: in data science and business systems and analytics.
The announcement follows the news earlier this month that the university would offer a tourism management major.
The university cited high entry-level salaries for new graduates in the data science field, as well as the forthcoming arrival of companies like Amazon, AllianceBernstein and possibly Oracle in the city.
To develop the new programs, Belmont consulted with alumni, faculty and data scientists from local companies including Eventbrite, Digital Reasoning and Axial Healthcare.
The data science major will be housed within the BU College of Science and Mathematics, while the business systems and analytics major will be housed within the Massey College of Business.
“The world is changing at an incredibly rapid pace, and Belmont is committed to anticipating market needs to assure our graduates stay in high demand,” Provost Thomas Burns said in a release. “It’s our responsibility to provide the education students need to succeed in the present and future workforce. By collaborating with leading Nashville companies, we’re ensuring our curriculum is equipping students with the right skills while also forging partnerships that give Belmont graduates better access to internships and careers.”
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