Information Systems and Analytics, BSBA
Information Systems and Analytics (ISA) professionals need strong communication and problem-solving skills as well as a solid knowledge of business principles. In Shippensburg University's Information Systems and Analytics, B.S.B.A. program, you'll concentrate on: Strengthening communications skills, Obtaining a broad general education that provides a basic understanding of our society and the world, Gaining knowledge about the basic functions of an organization, Understanding an organization's dependency on quality information.
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What Will I Learn?
Information Systems and Analytics graduates have competency in technology, business knowledge, and data analytics. These skills and knowledge allow them to help organizations identify information needs, design and implement computer information systems, and take data-driven business initiatives to achieve success. They are in high-demand and receive one of the highest salaries within any organization. Information systems empower business. Today's economic conditions have accelerated the demand for graduates with strong business operations and technical skills. Most ISA majors are able to select from among multiple job opportunities upon graduation.
What are the requirements for this degree?
Successful applicants frequently have both high SAT scores and a GPA ranking in the upper percentile of their graduating class. Though applications are accepted year round, students entering their senior year of high school should begin the application process at the start of the fall semester.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Information Systems and Analytics, you need to complete 120 credits in the following areas:
- General education courses
- Business core curriculum
- ISA courses
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
Career paths include management of information systems development and operation as well as management positions within specific functional areas. Demand for ISA professionals will stay strong in the foreseeable future as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technologies into their business activities. In addition, various studies find ISA graduates among the highest paid college graduates.
Our graduates frequently find jobs as:
- Systems analysts
- Database administrators
- Network specialists
- Web designers
- Security analysts
- Project managers
- Technical trainers
What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?
What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?
The John L. Grove College of Business is internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Shippensburg University offers small class sizes, classroom labs with current technology and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one contact with faculty members. Classes are taught by professionals with both a strong theoretical understanding of business administration and a working knowledge of modern iSA practices. Our faculty has a diverse range of professional backgrounds.
There are a number of clubs you can participate in to learn more about your area of study outside the classroom. Student professional organizations will provide you with a variety of opportunities to develop professional contacts, enhance your course of study with hands-on application and build lasting friendships within the business community. The Information Systems and Analytics Club helps business majors expand their vision of information systems. Presentations and field trips to IT departments at established firms are scheduled to further the understanding of IT-related fields.
Internships also provide great on-the-job experiences and networking opportunities. Many times, internships lead to job offers for our students.