2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information and Analytics, BSB

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About the Program

Apply Now Business Information and Analytics (BIA) is the integrative study of information systems and data analytics designed to help decision makers and managers discover new ways to strategize, plan, optimize business operations, and capture new market opportunities. The program curriculum provides a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities of a data-saturated and technology-dependent business world.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all courses unless otherwise noted
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (27 Credits)

  • Major Electives (12 Credits): Any four (4) BIZA or ISM courses at 30000 level or higher (except the courses listed as major core), including:
    • BIZA 32500, BIZA 41000
    • ISM 30700, ISM 30800, ISM 31800, ISM 32500, ISM 40800, ISM 41600, ISM 48600, ISM 48901
    • Permission of the Department Chair
  • Business Electives (9 credits): Any three (3) College of Business courses 30000 level or higher.
    • COB subject codes include: ACC, BIZA, BUSM, CIS, ENTR, FIN, ISM, MKG, or OBHR.
  • Free Electives (6 credits): Any two (2) courses 10000 level or higher, except CHM 10000, GNS 29000, MA 11100, and MA 11500

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all courses (unless otherwise noted); 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required. EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 6 (14 Credits)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

  • Humanities - select from Gen Ed Core List  
  • Business Elective (See Note 1)
  • Major Elective (See Note 1)
  • Business Elective (See Note 1)
  • Free Elective (See Note 2)

Semester 8 (13 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Business Elective – Any College of Business 3-credit hour course 30000 level or higher.

  •  College of Business subject codes include: ACC, BIZA, BUSM, CIS, ENTR, FIN, ISM, MKG, and OBHR.

Note 2: Free Elective – Any course 10000 level or higher except for CHM 10000, GNS 29000, MA 11100  and MA 11500. For Finance majors or minors, you must take MA 15910

Note 3: BUSM 40000 and BUSM 45000 - must be taken in the semester during which a student expects to Graduate.

Note 4: Major Elective - Any BIZA or ISM course at 30000 level or higher, including

  • BIZA 32500, BIZA 41000
  • ISM 30700, ISM 30800 (if not taken as part of the Major Core requirements), ISM 31800, ISM 32500, ISM 40800, ISM 41600, ISM 48600, ISM 48901
  • Or Permission of the Department Chair

Recommended Natural Science courses: FN 30300, FIS 14000, SCI 10300, SCI 10400, SCI 10500, SCI 11200, SCI 11300, SCI 11400, SCI 12200, SCI 13100, SCI 15000 or EAS courses

General Education Elective - any course from the university approved general education courses list.

Experiential Learning Requirement (EL) - Any course that has been officially designated as experiential learning. The approved COB EL courses are:  BUSM 45000, CIS 40000, CIS 42600, ENTR 40000, ENTR 40100, ISM 48600, MKG 42000, MKG 42800, MKG 42900, MKG 43300, OBHR 43600, and OBHR 44400.

Students should check the course schedule for courses which may have newly received EL designation.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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