The Department of Business Information Systems and Operations Management (BISOM) offers majors in three dynamic disciplines toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and two minors. All businesses and not-for-profit organizations provide ample career opportunities in Business Analytics, Management Information Systems, and Operations and Supply Chain Management.
- The Major in Business Analytics involves collecting and analyzing data using computational, statistical, and mathematical models and methods to achieve competitive advantage. The program prepares students with the ability to unlock the potential of data to gain business insights, improve business decision making, and solve business problems. The major prepares graduates for jobs involving data-driven business intelligence, decision models, and big data analytics and for graduate education.
- The Major in Management Information Systems (MIS) prepares students to understand and use information systems that support improved decision making and business operations leading to enhanced quality of management and growth of the organization. The major produces graduates who bridge the gap between technical knowledge and business functions. Potential careers include systems/business analyst, consultant, data analyst, network specialist, systems developer, application programmer, project manager, technical support specialist, and Web designer. A minor is also offered in this area.
- The Major in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) focuses on the management of resources and processes of an organization to provide quality goods and services. While OSCM has always been important in manufacturing, service organizations have discovered the importance of being able to effectively and efficiently manage operations. OSCM prepares students for careers in the areas of supply chain management, production planning, project management, quality assurance, and operations. A minor is also offered in this area.
All three majors offer students an integrated background in the functional areas of business and focus on enhancing problem-solving and critical thinking skills using current technology. The majors in Business Analytics and Management Information Systems are designated STEM programs.