Information Systems and Analytics, BSBA
Effective information systems and analytics capabilities are integral to successful organizations in today’s economy. Information Systems and Analytics (ISA) professionals play an important role in helping organizations to successfully develop and manage information systems and business analytics. In order to succeed, ISA professionals are expected to have competency in technological skills, business knowledge, analytics and security. Such competencies enable our graduates to work in collaboration with many functional areas across an organization to analyze information needs, analyze data, and implement systems solutions and information-driven business initiatives that enable organizations to succeed. ISA professionals are in high demand as businesses increasingly use more sophisticated information systems and technology continues to advance.
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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
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - In 1981, the John L. Grove College of Business became the first school in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
Possible careers in the ISA field include business analyst, systems analyst, cyber security analyst, application and web developer, data analyst, data scientist, database administrator, IT consultant, project manager, technology director, and CIO/CTO. Many of Ship’s ISA graduates also utilize their ISA knowledge and experience to found and run successful businesses.
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.