Management Information Systems - Business Analytics Concentration

The concentration in business analytics equips you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage and use data to help businesses make operational, tactical and strategic decisions that will optimize their competitiveness in the marketplace.

Preparing You For Success

MIS blends business and information systems knowledge and tools. This background equips you to use technology to address business-related problems. The concentration gives you hands-on experience managing data and converting it to actionable information used to recommend operational and strategic actions. Courses give you a foundation in skills needed to handle, organize, mine, analyze and interpret data. To complete the degree, you complete a semester-long consulting project for a local business or nonprofit organization.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Internships in a variety of industries located throughout the United States
  • Hands-on experience with business analytics software such as SAS Analytics, RapidMiner and Tableau.

Making Your Mark

MIS majors are in demand for some of the nation’s fastest growing careers in business analytics such as: Business Analysts, Database Administrators, Data Analysts, or Data Architects. With experience, graduates are prepared to transition to careers such as: Data Engineers, Data Scientists and Data and Analytics Managers. In recent years, all Bradley MIS graduates found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. They are working for companies such as Caterpillar, Underwriters Laboratories, Honeywell and State Farm Insurance.

Concentration Requirements

Required Courses - 19 hrs.

  • MIS 272: Business Analytics Software and Applications I - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 276: Ecommerce Strategy and Applications - 3 hrs.
  • CS 101: Introduction to Programming - 4 hrs.
  • CS 102: Data Structures - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 375: Business Systems Analysis and Design - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 478: MIS Capstone Consulting Project - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose three) - 9 hrs.

  • MIS 374: Database Management and Administration - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 471: Business Analytics Software and Applications II - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 473: Business Analytics Software and Applications III - 3 hrs.
  • Course approved by the Department Chair - 3 hrs.

Students must also complete Foster College's business core.