Business Intellegence & Analytics Major

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Students will be competent in the functional BI&A skills necessary for transforming data into actionable knowledge to enhance strategic business decisions.

Goal 2: Students will be competent in thinking critically and analytically in all business situations.

Goal 3: BI&A Students will be competent communicators in the BI&A environment.

Goal 4: BI&A Students will be competent in applying the Ignatian Values.

The traditional undergraduate programs include 40 courses distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive, and
  3. Writing Intensive. Overlay requirements are part of the forty-course requirement.

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses. Six courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses

MAT 119Applied Business Calculus4
ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Select one from the following departments:3
Political Science
Intro to American Politics
Intro to Comparative Politics
Introduction to Global Politcs
Democratic Theory
American Political Thought
Government and Business
Global Political Economy
Introductory Psychology
Psychology of Men and Women
Multicultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Psychology of Gender
Writing for Organizations

Requirements for the Business Intelligence & Analytics [BIA] Major

Business Foundation

Ten courses, including

ACC 101Concepts: Financial Accounting3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
BUS 495Business Policy4

Major Concentration

Six courses

Required Core
DSS 315BIA Concepts & Practices3
DSS 330Database Management3
DSS 420Introduction to Data Mining3
DSS 435Advanced Business Analytics3
Select two of the following:6
Fin Acc Info Sys III (ACC majors only)
Analytics Cup
Geographic Information Systems
DSS Special Topics
DSS Special Topics II
Food Marketing Research ((Food Marketing majors only))
Advanced Marketing Research (PHM majors only)
Other Courses
DSS 493Independent Study I (Majors only & permission of the Chair)3
DSS 494Independent Study II (Majors only & permission of the Chair)3
DSS 491Internship II (Majors only & permission of the Chair)3
DSS 492Internship II (Majors only & permission of the Chair)3