Business Analytics, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)
With the advent of large-scale data collection in the worlds of business, government, medical and educational arenas, there is an increasing demand for individuals with the skills required to review historical data for possible trends, to evaluate the effects of events and decisions, and to develop the narrative that explains what is seen in the data. Analytics is a hybrid field addressing this skill set through the study of information systems, applied statistics, management science, data analysis and decision support.
The Bachelors of Arts in Business Analytics concentrates at the undergraduate level on equipping graduates with the ability to take varying types of datasets in a variety of settings and accurately and ethically extract, clean and analyze data. Graduates of the program will be able to work in a variety of fields besides business including; education, medical and governmental positions.
The BAB in Business Analytics is a collaborative program between Eastern Washington University (EWU) and Spokane Community College (SCC). Students may be enrolled and take courses at both schools to complete their degree. For those taking a large portion of their lower division courses at SCC, it is possible to earn an SCC associates degree along with this EWU BAB degree.
- formal admission to the BAB program is required;
- 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;
- 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.
|Required Business Administration Core|
|Lower Division Core|
|ACCT 251||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||5|
|ACCT 252||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||4|
|ACCT 261||BUSINESS LAW||4|
|DSCI 245||DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS||4|
|ECON 200||INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS||5|
|ECON 201||INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS||5|
|ENGL 201||COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION||5|
|MATH 142||PRECALCULUS MATH II (recommended)||5|
|or MATH 161||CALCULUS I|
|or MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS|
|MISC 211||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|Upper Division Core|
|DSCI 346||ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 423||BUSINESS AND SOCIETY||4|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|DSCI 352||MIXED RESEARCH METHODS, SECURITY AND ETHICS FOR ANALYTICS||4|
|DSCI 353||DATA MANAGEMENT, CLEANING AND IMPUTATION||4|
|DSCI 445||OPTIMIZATION VIA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE||4|
|DSCI 450||DATA VISUALIZATION||4|
|DSCI 490||ANALYTICS SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
|MISC 373||BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS||4|
|MISC 374||SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS||4|
|MISC 485||ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT||4|
|Electives–choose at least two courses from the following||8|
|DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS|
|MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS|
or MISC 498
|CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING|
|SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT|
|ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR|
|BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN|
|SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN|
|ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT|
|INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT|
|E-COMMERCE AND E-COMMERCE SYSTEM DESIGN|
|SERVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- 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.