The Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in business analytics and information systems requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 22 s.h. of work for the major. Students must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all college coursework attempted, all college coursework attempted in business, all college coursework attempted in the major, all coursework attempted at the University of Iowa, all business coursework attempted at the University of Iowa, and all coursework in the major attempted at the University of Iowa.

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.

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

Required Courses16
Required Electives6
Total Hours22

Required Courses

All of these:
BAIS:3020Computational Thinking3
BAIS:3050Business Analytics and Information Systems Professional Preparation1
BAIS:3200Database Management3
BAIS:3250Data Wrangling3
BAIS:3500Data Mining3
BAIS:4150Business Analytics and Information Systems Capstone3

Required Electives

At least 6 s.h. from these:
BAIS:3025Business Process Automation3
BAIS:3100Accounting Information Systems3
BAIS:3140Information Visualization3
BAIS:3300Digital Project Management3
BAIS:3400Cloud Computing3
BAIS:3800Optimization and Simulation Modeling3
BAIS:4220Advanced Database Management and Big Data3
BAIS:4280Cybersecurity3
CS:1210Computer Science I: Fundamentals4
ECON:3355Economic and Business Forecasting3
MKTG:3102Marketing Analytics3
Any computer science course for which CS:1210 is a prerequisite3-4

The business analytics and information systems major prepares students for wide-ranging analytics and technology related opportunities. Graduates successfully seek careers as business analysts, data analysts, systems analysts, technology consultants and managers, and in many other types of technology and data-related careers. Graduates work in all different organizations across all industries. More details about the major and careers can be found in the Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) Toolkit on the Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library website.

According to the Pomerantz Career Center’s postgraduation data, 96 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 the Pomerantz Career Center website.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Business Analytics and Information Systems, B.B.A.

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
Students are required to complete 52 s.h. of non-business coursework. Courses with a prefix of ACCT, BAIS, BUS, ECON, ENTR, FIN, MGMT, and MKTG will not count towards non-business hours. Check degree audit for non-business hours or confer with academic advisor.  
To fulfill the Tippie RISE experiential learning requirement, complete an approved course in at least one of the following categories: research with faculty, internship course, study abroad, experiential course. a 0 - 3
Students who need to complete the World Language requirement should consult with their academic advisor about when to add courses to plan of study. World Language counts as non-business coursework.  
Students must satisfy the Tippie College of Business residence requirement: 45 s.h. of UI coursework after admission to Tippie.  
Completion of BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics, BAIS:3000 Operations Management, and BAIS:3005 Information Systems by the end of the second year or no later than the first semester of the third year is essential for major course sequencing.  
 Hours0-3
First Year
Fall
MATH:1350 Quantitative Reasoning for Business b 4
RHET:1030 Rhetoric 4
GE: Historical Perspectives c 3
GE: Social Sciences c 3
CSI:1600 Success at Iowa 2
 Hours16
Spring
STAT:1030 Statistics for Business 4
ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics 4
BAIS:1500 Business Computing Essentials 2
ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature 3
GE: Diversity and Inclusion c 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
BAIS:3000 Operations Management 2
BAIS:3005 Information Systems 2
BUS:2200 Foundations for Success in Business d 1
GE: Natural Sciences without Lab c 3
 Hours15
Spring
BAIS:3050 Business Analytics and Information Systems Professional Preparation 1
ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting 3
BAIS:2800 Foundations of Business Analytics 3
MGMT:2100 Introduction to Management 3
GE: International and Global Issues c 3
GE: Values and Culture c 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BUS:3000 Business Communication and Protocol e 3
MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 3
BAIS:3200 Database Management 3
BAIS:3020 Computational Thinking 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
BAIS:3250 Data Wrangling 3
Major: BAIS elective course f 3
FIN:3000 Introductory Financial Management 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 1
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
Major: BAIS elective course f 3
BAIS:3500 Data Mining 3
MKTG:3000 Introduction to Marketing Strategy 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 1
 Hours13
Spring
BAIS:4150 Business Analytics and Information Systems Capstone g 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 3
Minor, certificate, or non-business elective 1
Degree Application: apply on MyUI before deadline (typically in February for spring, September for fall) h  
 Hours13
 Total Hours120-123