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Is data science better than business analytics?

There’s not much of a difference between data scientist & business analysts in terms of the acquired skillsets & acumen; however, the application of the acquired skills differs. Data scientists deep dive into the technical side of things focusing on the mathematical & statistical relationship between data, optimal data mining techniques and devising on the best fit model to describe the underlying data.

Business Analyst, on the other hand, focuses on the front-end side of things wherein they are responsible in identifying workable business problems and translate them into statistical business intelligence problems. They are also involved in converting statistical outputs to actionable insights which can be consumed by the business in devising related strategies around it.