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 Bachelor 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.
- 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 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.
|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||BUSINESS STATISTICS 1||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 HONS 161||CALCULUS I|
|or MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS|
|Upper Division Core|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||4|
|MGMT 423||BUSINESS AND SOCIETY||4|
|MISC 311||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||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 or see the Department for approved electives||8|
|DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS|
|MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS|
or MISC 498
|BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN|
|SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN|
|INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT|
|SERVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAB in Business 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.