Management Information Systems - Business Analytics Concentration

The concentration in business analytics equips you with the knowledge, skills and abilities you’ll need to manage and use data to help businesses make optimal operational decisions.

Taking Your Future Forward

MIS majors are some of the nation’s fastest growing careers in business analytics. As a Bradley student, your hands-on experience managing data and converting it to actionable information will form your foundation for data handling, organization, mining, analyzing and interpretation. Pair that with professional development and networking through the Bradley Information Technology Students (BITS) student organization, internships in a variety of industries located throughout the United States and hands-on experience with business analytics software such as SAS Analytics, RapidMiner and Tableau, and you’ll have all you need to join our 100% of recent graduates that found work or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation.


Required Courses - 27 hrs.

  • CS 141: Introduction to Python Programming - 3 hrs..
  • QM 263: Quantitative Analysis II - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 272: Business Analytics Software and Applications I - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 374: Database Management and Administration - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 375: Business Systems Analysis and Design - 3 hrs.
  • 471: Business Analytics Software and Applications II - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 473: Data Visualization for Business Analytics - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 490: Capstone Project for Business Analytics - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • QM 326: Business Forecasting - 3 hrs.
  • COM 326: Digital Analytics - 3 hrs.
  • CS 360: Fundamentals of Data Science - 3 hrs.S 360: Fundamentals of Data Science - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 448: Computer Assisted Audit Techniques - 3 hrs.
  • Course approved by the Department Chair - 3 hrs.

Students must also complete Foster College's business core.