Information Systems and Analytics, BS

  

Program Description

Information Systems and Analytics is among the most in-demand majors today. More than ever before, organizations are seeking to derive actionable insights from large amounts of data to maintain their competitive advantage. Multiple career tracks in the Information Systems and Analytics Degree allow students to customize their education to fit their interests, develop new skills, and enhance their marketability to employers in a wide range of fields. Information Systems and Analytics mixes working with technology and people across a wide spectrum of disciplines.


Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Business Core Requirements

ACCT 2010Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2020Managerial Accounting3
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
ECON 2010Micro Economics (SS, GC)3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
FIN 3150Managerial Finance I3
MGMT 3050Business Law I: Law in the Commercial Environment3
MGMT 3100Business Ethics and Professional Writing3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
MGMT 4800Strategic Management (ALPP)3
MKTG 3010Marketing Principles (ALPP)3
STAT 2040Business Statistics3

Information Systems & Analytics Core Requirements 

IT 1100Introduction to Unix/Linux3
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
SE 1400Web Design Fundamentals (ALCS)3
MATH 2050Applied Statistics with Programming3
IT 2400Intro to Networking3
IT 2700Information Security3
ISA 3001Info Sys and Analytics Intermediate Career Strategies1
ISA 3020SQL & Python for Analytics3
MGMT 3600Operations and Supply Chain Management (ALPP)3
MGMT 4040Quantitative Decision Analysis3
ISA 4450Project Management3
ISA 4600Senior Project (MGMT 4200 - Internship must be ISA related.)3
or MGMT 4200R Business Internship

Information Systems & Analytics Elective Requirements

12 credits from the following or other approved courses12
Students may take any of the courses listed below or other approved electives. The elective list below has been divided into suggested tracks. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information on choosing elective coursework. At least 6 credits must be from upper division classes.
Analytics Track Suggested Courses
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 4310Database Administration3
FIN 4380Financial Modeling and Decision Making3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
ISA 4070Data Visualization and Storytelling3
MATH 4800Industrial Careers in Mathematics3
Systems Track Suggested Courses
IT 1200A+ Computer Hardware/Windows OS3
IT 2300Database Design & Management3
IT 2500Cloud Computing3
IT 3100Systems Design and Administration3
IT 3110System Automation3
IT 3150Windows Servers3
IT 3300DevOps Virtualization3
IT 4100Files Systems and Storage Technologies3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
IT 4310Database Administration3
IT 4400Network Design & Management3
IT 4510Ethical Hacking & Network Defense3
Web Development Track Suggested Courses
DES 1300Design I3
IT 4200DevOps Lifecycle Management3
SE 3400Human-Computer Interaction3
SE 3500Tech Entrepreneurship3
SE 3550Online Marketing and SEO (ALCS)3
Application Development Track Suggested Courses
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
CS 2420Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures3
CS 3005Programming in C++3
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3500Application Development3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5.  “C-” or higher grade in the business core, IS&A core, and IS&A elective courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in course work required for the major.  

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
SSC 10102ACCT 20103
ISA 20103ENGL 20103
ENGL 10103IT 11003
SE 14003General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Mathematics-MATH 1040 recommended)3General Education (Life Sciences & Lab)4
General Elective1 
 15 16
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
ACCT 20203IT 24003
CS 14003ECON 2010 (linkurl^/programs/generaleducation/#gerequirementstext^ meets General Education (Exploration))3
MGMT 34003MKTG 30103
STAT 20403General Education (Physical Sciences)3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)3General Education (American Institutions)3
 15 15
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MATH 20503FIN 31503
IT 27003ISA 20503
ISA 30011ISA 30203
MGMT 40403IS&A or other Elective3
IS&A Elective3IS&A Elective3
General Education (Literature/Humanities)3 
 16 15
4th Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MGMT 30503MGMT 48003
MGMT 31003ISA 4600 (Internship option must be ISA-related)3
MGMT 36003ISA 44503
IS&A Elective3IS&A Upper Division or other Upper Division Elective3
IS&A Upper Division Elective3General Elective1
 15 13
Total Hours 120

BS Information Systems & Analytics Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate real world business situations related to the core business functions of accounting, economics, finance, qualitative analysis, information systems, international business, legal and social environments, marketing & management. 
  2. Analyze real world business situations by identifying relevant business issues, performing appropriate quantitative and qualitative data analysis and synthesis, formulating viable courses of action.
  3. Create and deliver professional quality oral presentations and written work products.                    
  4. Analyze real world business situations by identifying relevant ethical issues, evaluating and synthesizing information, and formulating ethical courses of action.
  5. Integrate current processes, technology, and analytical methods to provide actionable recommendations for decision makers.
  6. Complete at least one industry certification that relates to the student’s career path.