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Big data is big news. In fact, about five years ago, the Harvard Business review named business analytics the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” Because of the industry’s high-profile popularity, business analytics jobs can be tough to nab, but the skills you gain during your studies are highly transferable. The intricacies of big data are what allow businesses to offer a variety of roles and employment opportunities that all need people who’ve got analytic skills. Here are just a few of the many jobs that are open to you when you’ve got a business analytics degree.

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The sports industry in North America is worth billions. So, a degree in sports management is not a bad investment in your future. But if you are thinking sports management is all free tickets and championship rings, you have got a few things to learn. Yes, sports management can be a profitable career, but it is not an easy one. Sports managers have to have experience in leadership, business, communications and athletics. They have to be adept at working with teams and individuals. They are managers, coaches and mentors.

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By Amanda Ronan

Do you know the story of the brand Patagonia? Yvon Chouinard began the company out of a need for better quality and reusable mountain climbing equipment.  When he branched out into clothing, he knew he wanted to use sustainable materials that lasted a long time. He did not want his clothes to end up in landfills. Today, the company will repair any piece of clothing you have, even non-Patagonia pieces. When you are done with a Patagonia item, they will help you sell it to someone else. They actively ask their customers, “Do you really need this item?” because they want to reduce waste and protect the environment.

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