The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in business analytics and information systems requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 21 s.h. of work for the major. The program provides a variety of educational experiences that develop students' knowledge of managerial decision-making systems. Students acquire skill in applying this knowledge by constructing quantitative models, using computer technology, and creating database systems.

All B.B.A. students majoring in business analytics and information systems choose one of two tracks: business analytics or information systems.

The major in business analytics and information systems requires the following course work. For B.B.A. common requirements, see Bachelor of Business Administration in the Catalog.

Major Common Required Courses9
Required Track Courses9
Electives3
Total Hours21

Major Common Required Courses

Students in both tracks must complete these three courses.

MSCI:3030Business Process Analysis3
MSCI:3200Database Management3
MSCI:4250BAIS Capstone Project3

Required Track Courses

Students complete the requirements from one of the two tracks below.

Business Analytics Track

Students in the business analytics track complete all of these.

MSCI:3250Analyzing Data for Business Intelligence3
MSCI:3500Data Mining3
MSCI:3800Optimization and Simulation Modeling3

Information Systems Track

Students in the information systems track complete all of these.

MSCI:3020Business Programming3
MSCI:3300Software Design and Development3
MSCI:3400Data Communications3

Electives (Both Tracks)

All students complete at least 3 s.h. from these.

MSCI:3025VBA Spreadsheet Programming3
MSCI:3100Accounting Information Systems3
MSCI:3920Supply Chain Management3
MSCI:4220Database Management and Web Services3
MSCI:4280Data Security3
CS:1210Computer Science I: Fundamentals4
ECON:3355Economic and Business Forecasting3
Any computer science course for which CS:1210 is a prerequisite3-4
Any course required for the nonselected track3

Sample Plan of Study

Business Analytics and Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4-5
MATH:1380 Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business 4
GE: Social Sciences (excluding ECON:1100 and ECON:1200) 3
GE: Historical Perspectives 3
 Hours14-15
Spring
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
MSCI:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
GE: Values, Society, and Diversity 3
ECON:2800 Statistics for Strategy Problems 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
GE: Natural Sciences without a lab 3
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
MSCI:3005 Information Systems 3
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol 1 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
MSCI:3000 Operations Management 3
GE: International and Global Issues 3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
Spring
MSCI:3200 Database Management 3
MSCI:3030 Business Process Analysis 3
BAIS track requirement 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
BAIS track requirement 3
BAIS track requirement or elective course 3
Elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
Non-business elective course 3
 Hours15
Spring
MSCI:4250 BAIS Capstone Project 3
BAIS track requirement or elective course 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Elective course 3
Non-business elective course 2
 Hours14
 Total Hours120-121
1

BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol must be taken in the first semester after admission to the Tippie College of Business. Direct admits take BUS:3000 their second year.

The business analytics and information systems major prepares students for careers in data mining, supply chain management, and the design and management of information technology. The major prepares students for career opportunities in both manufacturing and service organizations. Graduates find entry-level work as computer programmers, systems analysts, sales representatives with computer companies, and management trainees. Entry-level work in operations management is found in materials management, line supervision, purchasing, and manufacturing systems.

Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment within six months of graduation.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs. For more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Business Analytics and Information Systems.