Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics Online

Develop an in-demand combination of technical computer skills and business analytics methods in this flexible online program.


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Program Overview

$273**
Per Credit Hour
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Program Duration
120*
Credit Hours

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics online program is designed to give you the necessary data and analytical skills you need to advance your career. Gain a competitive edge as you learn how to analyze, design, develop and maintain information systems that support organizational functions, along with how to work with large amounts of data to provide valuable insights and solve business problems.

Taught by experienced faculty, this unique BBA in MIS from LU online provides a hands-on approach to working with computer applications such as Oracle and SAS® as well as writing Python™ code and SQL statements. You will also develop skills using popular data visualization and reporting programs including Tableau, SAP and advanced Excel. Graduate prepared for success in a variety of industries as demand grows for more qualified MIS professionals who also possess a solid foundation in business analytics.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

This degree program will help you develop:

  • Proficiency within the basic business disciplines, including quantitative methods and technological applications as well as global perspectives in business
  • Leadership skills in team-based performance situations, such as planning, cooperation, group problem-solving and consensus-building
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making
  • Effective verbal and written communication that is professional, persuasive, clear and concise
  • Awareness of social responsibility by experiencing service to business and the community

This degree program will help you develop:

  • Proficiency within the basic business disciplines, including quantitative methods and technological applications as well as global perspectives in business
  • Leadership skills in team-based performance situations, such as planning, cooperation, group problem-solving and consensus-building
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making
  • Effective verbal and written communication that is professional, persuasive, clear and concise
  • Awareness of social responsibility by experiencing service to business and the community
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$273 Per credit hour. Price includes distance learning fee.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist .

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Our Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

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Admissions

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

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University Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete an application packet, consisting of:

  • Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25
  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges and universities you have attended
  • Verify specific requirements associated with chosen degree program

High school graduates who have not attended college before are considered entering freshmen – even if they received college credit while in high school through dual credit, AP or IB programs. Transfer students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit also must meet admission requirements for entering freshmen.

Incoming freshmen must do three things to qualify for unconditional admission to Lamar University:

  • Receive a diploma from an accredited high school
  • Complete at least 14 high school credits in college preparatory courses: 4 credits in English, 3 credits in mathematics, 2 credits in laboratory sciences, 2.5 credits in social sciences (U.S. history, U.S. government, and world history or world geography) and 2.5 credits in college preparatory electives (preferably including 2 credits of foreign language)
  • Graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class or achieve a minimum composite score on the SAT or ACT

Students transferring from other Lamar University programs into a College of Business program must have a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and, if applicable, a minimum 2.0 GPA in business courses.

Students transferring from other colleges or universities into a College of Business program must:

  • Have an official copy of all college and/or university transcripts on file by application deadline
  • Be eligible to re-enter all colleges and/or universities previously attended
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted
  • Students who transfer fewer than 18 hours must also submit and meet the entrance credentials and requirements of a first-time college student

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Pre-MBA

The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate level coursework to apply toward their MBA before taking the GMAT. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The GPA can be calculated using the applicant's undergraduate cumulative or last 60 hours. After completing your 9 hours, you must submit an acceptable GMAT score to fully enroll in the MBA program.

Appeals Process

Students not meeting the standard admission score of 428 must take the GRE, submit their scores and appeal to be registered beyond the third course of a master’s degree program. Appeals may not be processed without the results of a GRE attempt. Upon reporting the first GRE and appealing unsuccessfully, students may retake the GRE and submit their scores with a second appeal. A second appeal decision is final. Students whose GPAs fall below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be considered for admission on any basis, with or without the GRE.

For more information on the GRE go to ets.org/gre.

Courses

Students registering for business courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Business Analytics online degree program must meet all course prerequisites, including the implicit prerequisite indicated by the course level. The chair of the department offering the course must approve any exceptions. To enroll in 3000- and 4000-level courses, you must have completed 60 hours of coursework.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey course emphasizing interaction of business with its external and internal environments. Introduction to public policy process and issues with focus on ethical and moral considerations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Computers are an integral part of all business activities and careers. This course is designed to introduce potential business majors to the understanding of the roles of computers in business information systems and to learn the basic skills of business software which are essential to support business activities. Students will obtain valuable information, technology knowledge and skills needed in all areas of business. Students will be introduced to the spreadsheets, databases, and basic business transactions using SAP enterprise resource planning software.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes monetary theory; national income analysis; fluctuation and growth; public finance; international trade; and current economic problems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to economic principles; allocation of resources; determination of output and prices; distribution; and managerial economics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and the preparation and uses of financial statements. Prerequisite: MATH 1314 (Sophomore Standing strongly recommended) or MATH 1324 or MATH 1325.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed for non-accounting majors. Uses of accounting information in managerial planning, decision making, and control. Includes study of cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analyses and budgeting. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 with a minimum grade of “C”.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the quantitative methods of analysis as applied to business problems. Topics of study include collection of data, statistical description, probability theory, probability distribution, sampling theory, estimation, and introduction to test of hypothesis.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on use of statistics in business decision-making. Topics of study include hypothesis testing, inferences between two populations, analysis of variance, chi-squared and other non-parametric tests, simple-multiple linear regression/correlation analysis, classical time series analysis, and index numbers. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUAL 2310 or BUSI 2305
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the legal environment and its impact upon business. Nature and sources of law, administrative and enforcement agencies, and governmental regulations. Students become aware of the legal framework of common business transactions. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A descriptive-analytical approach to the dynamic forces that influence the aggregate level of economic activity. Income and employment determinants; levels of income and employment, stabilization theory; investment and income relationship; monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ECON 2301.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory survey of the principal issues, decision areas, and analytical procedures relevant to the financial management of private business firms including capital budgeting, cost of capital, short and long-term financing, dividend policy and valuation. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, and MATH 1314 (MATH 1325 or MATH 1324 preferred).
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A description and analysis of business activities designed to plan price, promote and distribute products and services to customers. Topics studies include: the marketing environment, consumer buying habits and motive, types of middlemen, marketing institutions and channels, governmental regulations, advertising and current marketing practices. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Includes the study of organization behavior concepts such as leadership, motivation, individual behavior, group behavior and communication. Their use in U.S. and multinational organizations in management practice is examined in the context of today’s legal, social, and ethical environment. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A survey of the production function and the analytical tools used to solve problems associated with the development and operation of a production system. Analytical tools include: linear programming, critical path scheduling, waiting line, statistical quality control, and forecasting. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and BUAL 2310 or BUSI 2305, BUSI 2300 or BUSI 3300, and MATH 1325 or MATH 1324.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on practical applications of business writing and speaking scenarios. Course covers how to write memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and how to give a professional oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course gives an overview of why information systems are so important today and how they are transforming organizations and management. The student will understand the relationship between the various types of information systems. They will learn to analyze the relationship between information systems and organizations. Also, students will learn how a database management system organizes information. Students would compare the various types of telecommunications networks and network services and become knowledgeable about new business applications. Students are introduced to basic business transactions, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Knowledge Management (KM). The course also covers how the internet can be used for electronic commerce and for electronic business, how the internet is becoming the foundation for new business models, new business processes, and new ways of distributing knowledge. The students will develop proficiency in using application tools, such as spreadsheet and database, for development of Information Systems. In addition, the students are introduced to basic business transactions using SAP -- a widely used Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software among the Fortune 500 companies. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and MISY 1373.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course for the undergraduate business program. This course has been developed to help you understand the task of the strategic management process in a digital global environment. The course assumes that a company’s success depends on you to adapt to rapidly changing markets, globalization, shifting governmental policies, and new technologies. The emphasis of this course will be on sharpening analytical, decision-making, and communication skills. The case study method and/or a global simulation will be used to acquaint the student with probable, authentic strategic situations in the economy. Prerequisites: Junior Standing and FINC 3310, MGMT 3310, MGMT 3320, and MKTG 3310.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to econometric methods used in business analytics with a focus on real-world applications and datasets. they will learn how to plan for the data they want and then to extract the relevant information they are looking for. They will set up the data in a way that will make sense to the students. From this information the student can draw economic inferences from their regression reports which will be of value to their current and future employers. the student will then learn how to then calculate various. Prerequisites: Junior Standing, ECON 2301 and ECON 2302.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This hands-on course will teach students the art of modeling to build, refine and analyze problems for decision-making. Students will use industry standard spreadsheet software for creation and analysis. topics include forecasting, linear and nonlinear optimizations and decision analysis. Projects from all business fields will be used for extensive practice and real-world applications. Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to IT infrastructure issues for students majoring in Information Systems. This course covers topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks, with an overall focus on the services and capabilities that IT infrastructure solutions enable in an organizational context. It gives the students the knowledge and skills that they need for communicating effectively with professionals whose special focus is on hardware and systems software technology and for designing organizational processes and software solutions that require in dept understanding of the IT infrastructure capabilities and limitations. The course also prepares the students for organizational roles that require interaction with external vendors of IT infrastructure components and solutions. This course focuses strongly on internet based solutions, computer and network security, business continuity, and the role of infrastructure in regulatory compliance. Prerequisite: MISY 3310 and Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a comprehensive introduction and hands-on experience in basic data visualization, visual analytics and visual data storytelling. It introduces students to design principles for creating meaningful displays of quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate managerial decision-making in the field of business analytics. Many organizations are using analytics and visualization to make better decisions and improve customer and shareholder value. this is deemed a critical skill in business today. Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide the student with fundamental programming knowledge that is used in everyday business analytics. The student will work with a high-end programming language that is well-suited for data retrieval and data analysis using data libraries. The student will first learn the fundamentals of programming such as variable declaration, language syntax, decision structures, iteration techniques, method construction, data structures and file input/output. The student will then move forward with these programming skills to work with other data manipulation libraries within that language. In addition to the technical knowledge gained, the student will also focus on how to apply these techniques to business analytics. The course will work with datasets taken from various industries including healthcare, security, entertainment, social platforms and government. the student will apply this new skill set by analyzing business issues in an individual capacity as well as working on a capstone project within a team environment in which they can showcase their analytic skills for future employers. No previous programming knowledge is required for this course. Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves two audiences: (1) those who want to be an information systems analyst; and (2) those who will be users or managers involved in systems development projects, an active member of a project team, or the client for a system request. Since systems development is central to the IS field, this is a basic course in training for career purposes. Information systems concepts, systems analysis and design methodologies and techniques, and technologies used during the development of information systems will be covered. You will be exposed to both classic methods (structured analysis and information engineering) and emerging methods (object-oriented analysis and rapid application development) of systems analysis and design. This course particularly focuses on the planning, analysis, and general design phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle. Prerequisite: MISY 3310 and Jr. Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with an applied approach to data mining and predictive analytics with hands-on exercises and real-world examples. Students will be introduced to the concepts, methods and techniques of data mining. Students will learn to develop predictive models and obtain business value from Big Data using specialized data mining software. Prerequisites: Junior Standing
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Business Intelligence and Analytics. business Intelligence refers to the use of computers to analyze complex information about an organization and its competitors for use in business planning and decision-making. The objective is to create timelier and higher-quality input to the decision process. This course will also provide a comprehensive overview of analytics concepts and hands-on approach to practicing those concepts with latest enterprise software solutions. Prerequisite: MISY 3310 with a minimum grade of D and Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student who successfully completes this course must understand the genesis of project management and its importance to improving the success of information technology projects. Students must demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques such as: the triple constraint of project management, project management knowledge areas and process groups, project life cycle, tools and techniques of project management (for example: project selection methods, work breakdown structures, network diagrams and critical path analysis, cost estimates, and earned value analysis). Students would learn to use the current version of Microsoft Project software to help plan and manage an IT project. Prerequisite: MISY 3310 and Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This Capstone course covers information systems design and implementation within a database management system environment. Students will learn to develop the detailed design and construction of a physical system using database software such as Oracle 10g to implement the logical design of an information system. Students will also learn to integrate databases with the Internet using Adobe CS4. Prerequisites: MISY 3370 and Junior Standing.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide an overview of Marketing Analytics. There will be a discussion of the importance of analytics in business and its evolving role in the context of data deluge phenomenon in the contemporary business world. We will study critical concepts including artificial intelligence, the state-of-the-art data analytic techniques and experimental design. Students will develop skills including extracting data from the web, accessing data using queries, and data analysis. We will explore analytical tools that are applicable to areas of segmentation, targeting and positioning and marketing mix models. The course proceeds through a combination of lectures and problem assignments, which involves a statistical software package of the student's choice. A major part of the course is a group project, where students are expected to put some of their acquired knowledge to practical use. Prerequisites: ECON 2301, 2302, ACCT 2302, BUSI 2305 or BUAL 2310, MKTG 3310 with a minimum grade of D in each and Junior Standing.

*120 credit hours: 42 core curriculum, 27 lower-level electives, 45 advanced electives.

**Price includes distance learning fee.

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