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Bachelor's Degree in Business Information and Analytics

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Business Information and Analytics Degree Program Overview

Purdue University Northwest’s Bachelor of Science in Business Information and Analytics is designed to build job-relevant skills. You’ll learn to strategize, plan, optimize business operations and capture new market opportunities so you can flourish in your career.

Business information and analytics is the only “STEM” degree program in PNW’s College of Business (total eligibility of up to 36-month OPT for international students upon graduation).

Department of Quantitative Business Studies

  • A cutting-edge curriculum and hands-on learning experiences provide business information and analytics students with experience in rapidly changing industries.
  • A degree in business information and analytics provides students with a bright and broad career path, offering a hefty salary with serious benefits.
  • Business information and analytics is a flexible program that allows an easy double major or minor with other business programs.
  • The business information and analytics program curriculum provides a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of a data-saturated and technology-dependent business world.

Business Information and Analytics Curriculum

In the business information and analytics degree program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, college of business core courses and analytics courses. You’ll have a senior project that apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems and walk away with a project guaranteed to impress potential employers.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

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

Business Information and Analytics Course of Study

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.

Business Information and Analytics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BIA 22500 – Fundamental Managerial Statistics
  • BIA 30800 – Database Management Analysis And Design

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

Business Information and Analytics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BIA 43000 – Data Preparation And Visualization
  • BIA 48700 – Knowledge And Decision Management

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

Business Information and Analytics Course of Study

Sample Courses

  • BIA 49000 – Senior Project
  • Major electives from any BIA 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

Business Information and Analytics Highlights

The Business Information and Analytics program at PNW offers courses taught by industry professionals and globally recognized faculty. Our courses follow a cutting-edge curriculum and receive hands-on learning experiences to provide business information and analytics students with experience in rapidly changing industries.

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Business Information and Analytics Degree Outcomes

PNW’s business information and analytics program 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.

Business Information and Analytics 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

Beyond the Business Information and Analytics Classroom

Students in the BIA program are encouraged to participate in internships and other resources provided through PNW’s College of Business.

Business Information and Analytics Employers

Many of our alumni are benefitting from thriving careers in various business information and analytics companies. Graduates of the business information and analytics program are employed at companies like:

  • Applied Systems
  • Panduit

Business Information and Analytics Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships available to all PNW applicants, students seeking a bachelor’s degree in business information and analytics may also apply for program-specific scholarship awards, such as:

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Business Information and Analytics Accreditation

All of PNW’s business programs, including the business information and analytics program, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). This accreditation positions PNW with 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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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business Information and Analytics at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s business information and analytics degree enables you to reach a genuine understanding of all aspects of the industry while building a solid foundation in essential analytical tools.

To see how a Bachelor’s Degree in business information and analytics from PNW opens doors, from corporate boardrooms to non-profit leadership, take the next step today!

 

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