May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Management Information Systems Major, B.S., Specialization in Business Analytics


Minimum of 27 Credits

Specialization Adviser: Mark Isken

Business analytics involves a diverse, yet complementary, set of quantitative techniques and information technologies for supporting managerial decision making in business.  Analytics includes creative use of large (and not so large) datasets, statistical analysis, data visualization, predictive analytics, simulation, data preparation and cleaning, data warehousing and business intelligence.  The successful business analytics professional combines technical knowledge and skills with business domain knowledge and strong communication skills to generate business insights and support managerial decisionmaking at all levels of the organization.

Required for BA Specialization - 6 credits


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*Students are recommended to take both MIS 4560 and MIS 4470. If students take both of these courses, one of them will be counted towards the elective.

Students on a previous catalog can use MIS 4470, MIS 5460, MIS 5150, MIS 5160, MIS 5470, or MIS 5560 as a required course for the BA Specialization.

Electives - 3 credits


Choose one (1) from the following list of electives:

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*Students are recommended to take both MIS 4560 and MIS 4470. If students take both of these courses, one of them will be counted toward a required course and one of them will be counted toward an elective course.


Students on a previous catalog can count QMM 4520 or MIS 4900 as elective courses for the BA Specialization.

Note


The 5000-level MIS courses are open to undergraduate students with the permission of the Faculty Coordinator for the Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) Program.  For students pursuing the MSITM Program, MIS 5150 can substitute for MIS 4050, MIS 5160 can substitute for MIS 4060, and two graduate electives can substitute as undergraduate required courses for the BA Specialization - MIS 5460 and MIS 5560.