The world has entered the era of big data. Business Analytics allows organizations uncover insights from big data. It helps build models that relate activities to results, and perform optimization and simulation analyses which, in the end, leads to better results. It is changing the decision-making processes, business behaviors and models. Job talents in big data are in high demand and jobs in business analytics are among the highest paid jobs in US and UK. According to a study by McKinsey & Company, the United States could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 professionals with deep analytical skills by 2018. International School of Technology and Management (ISTM) is at the forefront of this data wave and partners with San Jose State University (SJSU) in developing FCU-SJSU Undergraduate 2+2 Program in Business Analytics, opening up a new possibility for future students.
To learn more about big data, watch this video: Big Data Analytics: Answers from Big Data.
San Jose State University was founded in 1857, and is the oldest public school of higher education in the state, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California State Board of Education. SJSU is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University System, the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The university now offers more than 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations.
☆ Ranked #1 university in the U.S. for “Most Silicon Valley Hires” (Business Insider 2015)
☆ Ranked #8 among all public universities in the Western U.S. (U.S. News 2015-16)
☆ Ranked #20 in the U.S. of colleges with the “Best Return on Investment” (BestColleges 2016)
☆ Alumni employment ranks #1 at Apple and Cisco, #2 at Adobe, #8 at Facebook and #10 at Google (LinkedIn University Finder)
☆ College of Engineering ranked #4 among public engineering programs offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees (U.S. News 2015) and #48 worldwide (Business Insider 2012)
☆ AACSB accredited Graduate School of Business ranked in the top 300 “Best Business Schools” (Princeton Review)
☆ School of Art and Design named one of the “60 Best Design Schools in the World” (Bloomberg Businessweek)
☆ School of Journalism and Mass Communications named one of the “50 Best Journalism Schools” in the U.S. (College Media Matters 2013)
☆ Animation/Illustration named one of the “Top 25 Animation Schools on the West Coast” (Animation Career Review 2014)
☆ Alumni employment ranked #1 at Apple and Cisco, #2 at Adobe, #8 at Facebook and #10 at Google (LinkedIn University Finder)
About San Jose
SJSU is located in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of the San Francisco Bay. It is the third largest city in the State of California. It is a good place for living, studying and working.
San Jose is a newly revitalized city which hosts major sports, the arts, museums and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines. San Francisco, one hour from San Jose, is ranked #1 most livable city in U.S. San Jose's climate is mild and semi-arid, with humidity varying from 67 percent in January to 51 percent in July. It is the headquarter of many Silicon Valley companies, like Apple and Google, a center for world’s most advanced computing-related technologies.
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FCU-SJSU Undergraduate 2+2 Program in Business Analytics is a cross-disciplinary program, developing students’ business-related knowledge and skills in statistics and marketing, at the same time, building their skills in data management and analysis. Students will complete 2-year core curriculum in business and in data analytics at Feng Chia University. In the 3rd and 4th year, students will study at SJSU and take required courses and elective courses offered by Business Analytics major.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will be awarded the following degrees:
Graduates of this program will be eligible for the 12-month F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. OPT allows the successful applicants to undertake work directly related to their major area of study.
After completing the core courses in the first 2 years of study in FCU, students will need to meet the published English proficiency requirements of partner institutions prior to continuing their senior years of study in SJSU. Please see below for language and academic requirements of SJSU.
English proficiency test result (eg TOEFL, IELTS) is a crucial factor in successfully studying abroad. It's also one of the mandatory requirements in applying for internationally prestigious universities. While students are studying at ISTM, our professional team will enhance students' English proficiency in a systematic and efficient approach. We will provide personal counselling and assessment, helping students to reach the English threshold of partner universities.
Tuition fees are current at the time of publication (August, 2016) and are subject to change.
Study in FCU per annum：USD 9,000 （NTD 300,000）
Study in SJSU per annum：USD 16,300 （NTD 540,000）
N.B. Tuition fees are per the latest figure published by each institution.