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Business Information and Analytics

Bachelor of Science in Business

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Program Intro

Business Information and Analytics (BIA) is the integrative study of information systems and data analytics designed to help decision makers and managers discover new ways to strategize, plan, optimize business operations, and capture new market opportunities. The program curriculum provides a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of a data-saturated and technology-dependent business world.

Department of Quantitative Business Studies

• Bright and broad career path offering a hefty salary with serious benefits
• Cutting-edge curriculum and hands-on learning experiences driven by rapidly changing industries
• Flexible program that allows easy double major or minor with any other business majors
• The only “STEM” degree program in business (a total eligibility of up to 36-month OPT for international students upon graduation)

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum and senior project offer you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems and walk away with a project guaranteed to impress potential employers.

Begin your journey with introductory courses in management and business principles.

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Sample Courses

  • BUSM 10000 – Management Lectures
  • BUSM 10100 – Introduction to Business

 

Explore the science of business analytics and study ways to develop your business career.

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Sample Courses

  • BIZA 225;
  • BIZA 350/ISM 308 Database

Learn how to apply statistics and data management solutions to business problems.

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Sample Courses

  • BIZA 430/ISM 418 Data Visualization/Business Intelligence
  • BIZA 420/ISM 320 Decision Analytics/Advanced Spreadsheet
  • Major electives from any BIZA or ISM course at 30000 level or higher

Finish strong with courses in decision making as well as the mining, preparation and visualization of data. You’ll also complete a senior project.

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Sample Courses

  • BIZA 490 Senior Project
  • Major electives from any BIZA or ISM course at 30000 level or higher

Program Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all courses unless otherwise noted
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

Highlights

The Business Information and Analytics program at PNW offers courses taught by industry professionals and globally recognized faculty.

A lion sculpture on PNW's campus PNW graduates at commencement

Outcomes

This major provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to respond to the latest challenges in business today. You’ll be equipped with essential analytical tools, including advanced spreadsheet applications and complex data analytics techniques.

Scholarships

As a student in this program, you can apply for the Business Information and Analytics Scholarship.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Business Information and Analytics students are encouraged to participate in the Information Systems Student Association (ISSA).

 

Career Paths

Business analysis jobs are available in many industries. No matter where you start, opportunities for advancement are available. In-demand roles include:

  • Logistics Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst

 

Employers

PNW Business Information and Analytics grads are employed at companies like:

  • Applied Systems
  • Panduit

Accreditation

Our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). This accreditation positions PNW with the other top business schools across the world.

I realized it [the program] was definitely where I wanted to go. It didn’t seem like a place where people got lost.

My experience at PNW has been very special, as there has always been somebody there to help me and guide me in the right direction.

Meet the Faculty

Serdar Turedi

Serdar Turedi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Serdar Turedi is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Purdue University Northwest. He currently serves as the program coordinator for the Business Analytics major.

Russell Mulligan

Russell Mulligan, M.B.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics

Russ Mulligan is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics in the Department of Quantitative Business Studies, with a focus on improving business operations.

Michael Mick

Michael L. Mick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Michael Mick teaches introductory through advanced courses IS, software, web and database development and leads the intro course, with books and materials for other instructors in the College of Business.

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