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Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Data Analytics option


About the option

Data analytics helps to uncover insight from big data, build models that relate actions to consequences, and perform optimization and simulation analyses that lead to quality decisions and better outcomes in shorter times.

The job opportunities for graduates with data analytical skills have never been more numerous. The data analytics option is designed to cater to this need by equipping our undergraduates with the skills needed to crunch huge data sets into meaningful information to further facilitate smart business decision-making. 

Data analytics courses introduce students computational, mathematical and statistical methods. Students will also further develop their critical thinking, visualization and communication skills to address business problems from a data-driven perspective.

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Old requirements

Note: The option requirements apply for current students. Consult with ISDS department for more information.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


Business Administration Major

All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; (f) an integrative course requirement; and (g) complete at least 50 percent of the required business units in the Craig School of Business.

The Data analytics option builds on students’ solid quantitative and analytical skills. Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.

Pre-Business requirements* (16 units)
ACCT 4A4BBA 18DS 7173ECON 40 or AGBS 1ECON 50
(See Pre-Business Requirement.)

Upper-division core requirements (24 units)
DS 123 FIN 120 IS 130 MGT 110 MGT 124 MKTG 100S

Option requirements (24 units)

Required Courses (15 units)

IS 186: Project Management
MKTG 114: Logistics/Supply Chain
IS 140: Geographic Information Systems
IS 150: End-User Computing
DS 189T: Principles of Data Analytics

Elective Courses (9 units, Select any three (3) of these or other courses approved by the Chair and the Dean):

ACCT 146: Accounting Information Systems and Controls 
DS 190: Independent Study 
DS 195: Internship
ECON 123: Introduction to Econometrics
FIN 123: Business Forecasting
IS 153: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

General Education requirements (48 units)***

Grade Requirement
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.

Upper-division writing skills requirement (3 units)
Business majors must take BA 105W, Business Communication, to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement.
(See Writing Requirements)
Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.

Integrative course requirement (3 units)
MGT 187: Seminar in Strategic Management**

Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
See individual option requirements.

Total (120 units)

* This total indicates that 6 units for DS 71 and ECON 50 are being used to satisfy the General Education requirement of 48 units.

** This is a three-semester sequence of classes that cannot be taken concurrently or out of order.

*** Note: Business majors are exempt from G.E. Area MI.

New requirements (starting Fall2018)

Note: The option requirements apply for new students. Consult with ISDS department for more information.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


Business Administration Major

All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; (f) an integrative course requirement; and (g) complete at least 50 percent of the required business units in the Craig School of Business.

The Data Analytics option builds on students’ solid quantitative and analytical skills. Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.

Pre-Business requirements* (16 units)
ACCT 4A4BBA 18DS 7173ECON 40 or AGBS 1ECON 50
(See Pre-Business Requirement.)

Upper-division core requirements (24 units)
DS 123 FIN 120 IS 130 MGT 110 MGT 124 MKTG 100S

Option requirements (24 units)

Required Courses (15 units)

IS 186: Project Management
MKTG 114: Logistics/Supply Chain
ECON 123: Introduction to Econometrics
DS 133: Business Intelligence with advanced spreadsheet
DS 135: Data Analytics

Elective Courses (9 units, Select any three (3) of these or other courses approved by the Chair and the Dean):

ACCT 146: Accounting Information Systems and Controls
DS 190: Independent Study
DS 195: Internship
IS 140: Geographic Information Systems
FIN 123: Business Forecasting
IS 153: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

General Education requirements (48 units)***

Grade Requirement
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.

Upper-division writing skills requirement (3 units)
Business majors must take BA 105W, Business Communication, to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement.
(See Writing Requirements)
Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.

Integrative course requirement (3 units)
MGT 187: Seminar in Strategic Management**

Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
See individual option requirements.

Total (120 units)

* This total indicates that 6 units for DS 71 and ECON 50 are being used to satisfy the General Education requirement of 48 units.

** This is a three-semester sequence of classes that cannot be taken concurrently or out of order.

*** Note: Business majors are exempt from G.E. Area MI.