Business Systems Analysis Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated Business Systems Analysis Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

  • Research and Report Writing
  • Statistics for Business
  • Enterprise Resource Reporting
  • Data Warehousing
  • Advanced Relational Databases for Business Applications I
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Advanced Relational Databases for Business Applications II
  • Advanced Business Process Management
  • Database Analytics and Administration
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Business Systems Analysis Capstone
  • Database Security Management
  • MIS Techniques
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Analysis
  • Strategic Management

Students will learn research and report writing for academic settings. Topics will include qualitative and quantitative research methodology, literature reviews, information literacy, and academic report writing.

Prerequisite:English Composition or Professional Communication

Course ID: GEB 3110
Credits: 4

In this course, students will develop basic statistical literacy along with the ability to analyze and evaluate real-life business problems using statistical methods. Students will learn to organize and present quantitative data by means of graphical and numerical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression.

Prerequisite: none

Course ID: GEB 4310
Credits: 4

In this course students will develop an understanding of advanced enterprise resource reporting and business intelligence and how businesses can use them to support decision-making. Major electronic techniques and tools for classifying, segmenting, and analyzing business information will be examined. Students will learn how to integrate enterprise resource tools into standard business processes.


Course ID: IDC 3152
Credits: 4

This course is a study of methods used to centralize data and provide meaningful business reporting based on this aggregated data. This course focuses on designing, building, managing, and maintaining data warehouses.


Course ID: IDC 3309
Credits: 3

In this course, students learn to lead the management and implementation of enterprise relational database solutions within a corporate environment. Students will learn about leading relational solutions, how to assess the business needs for an enterprise database solution, and how to create the business requirements for the selected solution. Key decision-making criteria like performance, compliance, security, and scalability requirements will be addressed. Students will present their solution recommendation in a written document and oral presentation.


Course ID: IDC 3688
Credits: 4

This course explores business process reengineering in the context of high and low performing organizations. Students will examine the productivity and output of an organization as it relates to revenue and growth. Students will then analyze and strategize on how to create and implement processes that enable organizations to continuously improve performance. Evaluation and assessment of management process and production will be analyzed. Key topics such as the cost/benefit analysis, creating stakeholder teams, and creating a service-oriented culture will also be examined.


Course ID: IDC 4088
Credits: 4

This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Advanced Relational Databases I. Students will utilize the business requirements they created in Advanced Relational Databases and simulate an implementation of the outlined solution. Virtual implementation teams will conduct stakeholder project meetings and work together to implement and test the database solution. Students will learn to identify, assess, and solve typical implementation challenges as part of the course. At the end of the course, students will deliver the results of the implementation in a written document and oral presentation.

Advanced Relational Databases for Business Applica

Course ID: IDC 4111
Credits: 4

This course is a study of the characteristics and functions of business process management systems as a tool to improve business performance. This course explores the installation of a BPM system and the specialized tools and advanced techniques made available from such a system.


Course ID: IDC 4291
Credits: 4

In this course students will learn the concepts and tools to administer and maintain databases within an organization. Key areas of responsibility like database configuration, management, and upgrading will be addressed. In addition, students will examine database security and how to store and manage information.

MIS Techniques; Management of Information Systems

Course ID: IDC 4375
Credits: 3

This course is a study of the Systems Development Life Cycle and the various models that employ the techniques and methods of the SDLC. Systems analysis and design is a set of methods and procedures used to design information systems that focuses on requirements, validation, training, and stakeholders.


Course ID: IDC 4572
Credits: 4

This is a capstone course that will integrate prior business process analysis courses into a comprehensive senior project that covers business process analysis, database analytics, enterprise reporting, network administration, business courses. Students will develop a comprehensive final project in the context of planning, managing, designing and implementing a large scale enterprise database application utilizing skills learned in various areas of the program.

Students complete in last or second to last quarte

Course ID: IDC 4637
Credits: 4

In this course students learn how to design database strategies and security processes for business databases. The course addresses IT security architecture, user access policies, and auditing. Students also learn how databases are used to support business intelligence. As part of the course, students will complete an exciting project in which they act as a Database Administrator and design a network security strategy for a business.


Course ID: IDC 4733
Credits: 4

This course is an introduction to computer use required of users and developers of management information systems. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite:Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts

Course ID: ISM 3005
Credits: 3

Students are introduced to the foundations of management information systems. This includes current trends, fundamental MIS technology concepts, applications for business functions, and management practice. Students will gain exposure to analyzing, utilizing, and supervising integrated management information systems.

Prerequisites: none

Course ID: ISM 3015
Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to the processes of project planning from the early stages of brainstorming through project planning including creating timetables, resource management, implementation, along with the basics of writing project proposals. Students will learn to select appropriate planning techniques and software. Students will plan and propose a project appropriate to their fields of study.

Prerequisite:Computer Applications and Business Systems Concepts

Course ID: ISM 3314
Credits: 4

In this course students examine the operations function of managing people, information, technology, materials, and facilities to produce goods and services. Specific areas covered will include designing and managing operations; purchasing raw materials; controlling and maintaining inventories; and producing goods or services that meet customers' expectations. Quantitative modeling will be used for solving business problems.


Course ID: MAN 3504
Credits: 4

This course is designed to explore human behavior in work settings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The following topics will be studied and analyzed from a management perspective: organizational structure, leadership, power, conflict management, individual and group dynamics, motivation, morale, and communication.


Course ID: MAN 4240
Credits: 4

This course is designed to integrate prior business courses through study, discussion, and creation of strategic management plans. Students will evaluate the key functions of organizations and integration of these functions to understand the best practices used to achieve competitive advantages. Topics will include strategic formulation, implementation, and evaluation.


Course ID: MAN 4720
Credits: 4

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication (Required course)

  • Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.


Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Required courses)

  • Literature of American Minorities
  • Political Thought

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.


Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4

The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.


Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences (Required course)

  • Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.


Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Required courses)

  • Visions of America Since 1945
  • Comparative Politics

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.


Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4

This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite:American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 24

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 67

Total Upper Division Credits: 91

Total BS Degree Credits: 182*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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