Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Systems & Analytics

About

The Bachelor of Science in Business Systems & Analytics combines former Management Information Systems major and Business Analytics major to better meet the needs of the job market. This undergraduate level major concentrates on developing information systems skills and analytics skills which include data management, data processing, data wrangling, and data analysis; performing the relevant analytic methods for a given context; and communicating the results of analysis effectively to the relevant audiences. In this major, you’ll get a strong background in business administration, information systems, and data analytics.

Learning Outcomes

Curriculum & Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BSB in Business Systems and Analytics from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • accurately perform the relevant analytic methods for a given context;
  • communicate the results of analyses effectively to the relevant audiences;
  • recognize and address ethical issues related to privacy, intellectual property, and data security;
  • think critically when making decisions about appropriate analytic methods;
  • use the technical skills associated with the storage, management and cleaning of data.

What You'll Learn

The following information comes from the official EWU catalog, which outlines all degree requirements and serves as the guide to earning a degree. Courses are designed to provide a well-rounded and versatile degree, covering a wide range of subject areas.

Information Systems and Business Analytics Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB)

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Business Analytics combines Management Information Systems and Business Analytics In order to better meet the needs of the job market. This undergraduate level major concentrates on developing information systems skills and analytics skills which include data management, data processing, data wrangling, and data analysis; performing the relevant analytic methods for a given context; and communicating the results of analysis effectively to the relevant audiences.

Students must be formally declared in a BSB major or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the required business administration core.

The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.

Note:

  • Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree. However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation: a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major and a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.

Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major
Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Natural Sciences
BACR - Natural Sciences
Diversity
Global Studies
Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)37
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS LAW
BUSINESS STATISTICS 1
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS MATH II
CALCULUS I
CALCULUS I
Total Credits37
Required Business Administration Core
Upper Division Core
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Courses
DSCI 353DATA MANAGEMENT, CLEANING AND IMPUTATION4
DSCI 446BUSINESS FORECASTING4
or DSCI 449 MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS
DSCI 450DATA VISUALIZATION4
DSCI 489SENIOR PROJECT4
or DSCI 495 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
or MISC 495 INTERNSHIP
MISC 371BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN4
MISC 373BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS4
MISC 374SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS4
MISC 481SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN4
MISC 485ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT4
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits64

The following plan of study is for a student with zero credits. Individual students may have different factors such as: credit through transfer work, Advanced Placement, Running Start, or any other type of college-level coursework that requires an individual plan.

Courses could be offered in different terms, checking the academic schedule is paramount in keeping an individual plan current. Students should connect with an advisor to ensure they are on track to graduate.

All Undergraduate students are required to meet the Undergraduate Degree Requirements.

First Year
Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
ENGL 1015ENGL 2015DSCI 2454
Humanities & Arts BACR 115MATH 2005ECON 200 (Social Sciences BACR 1)5
Natural Sciences BACR 115Humanities & Arts BACR 215Natural Sciences BACR 215
 15 15 14
Second Year
Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
ECON 201 (Social Sciences BACR 2)5ACCT 2515ACCT 2524
DSCI 3464ACCT 2614MISC 3744
MISC 3114DSCI 3534MKTG 3104
 Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4Diversity - graduation requirement15
 13 17 17
Third Year
Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
FINC 3354DSCI 4504MGMT 3264
MISC 3714MISC 3734MISC 4814
Global Studies - graduation requirement15OPSM 3304Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5
Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5Elective - 2nd major, minor or general elective4-5Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5
 17-18 16-17 16-18
Fourth Year
Fall QuarterCreditsWinter QuarterCreditsSpring QuarterCredits
DSCI 4464MISC 4854DSCI 4894
Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5MGMT 490 (Senior Capstone - graduation requirement)4
Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5
  Elective - 2nd major, minor, or general elective4-5
 12-14 12-14 16-18
Total Credits 180-190
1

University Graduation Requirements (UGR) and Breadth Area Course Requirements (BACR) courses may be less than 5 credits and additional credits may be required to reach the required 180 total credits needed to graduate.  Students should connect with an advisor to ensure they are on track to graduate.

Enrollment Data

Undergraduate Business Students

830

BAB/BS Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

463

Students in the MBA Program

418

MBA Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

48

Full-Time Faculty Members

32