Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Business Information Systems and Analytics

We prepare business information systems/technology professionals for the ever-changing needs ot the market. Our program builds students' business knowledge and enhances their skills in technology, communication, critical thinking, leadership, ethics, and team building. Graduates are prepared for careers in business, industry, government, and other organizations.

The Department of Business Information Systems and Analytics (BISA) currently houses three degrees and one certificate program:

  • B.S. - Business Information Technology (BIT) degree

The BIT degree is oriented towards imparting both business and technical skills to the graduates to enable them to make holistic decisions regarding Information Technology (IT) infrastructure of an organization. Graduates are trained in a broad range of skills to efficiently and effectively manage the IT infrastructure of an organization. The curriculum has provisions for students to customize their educational experience to gain expertise in relevant areas of interest if they desire so using a combination of major electives and free electives. Students can choose to gain more expertise in areas like security, network administration, system administration, business analytics, and software applications, if they choose to do so. The broad-based skill set of the graduates makes them suitable for a variety of roles in management of IT infrastructure and other related IT areas.

The BIT degree is offered in both traditional face-to-face and online format..

  • B.S. - Management degree with a Management Information Systems (MIS) Concentration

The MIS concentration prepares students for roles that involve analyses of computers and programs used by a company and determine which upgrades and installations will make employees and processes more productive. Graduates can perform cost/benefit analyses and align technology with a company’s business strategies and goals. They also help to translate requests from management and employees to solutions that can be achieved through technology changes and improvements. Students can choose to gain more expertise in areas like security, application development, business analytics, and enterprise applications, if they choose to do so. The broad-based skill set of the graduates makes them suitable for a variety of roles in management of IT like Business Analyst and roles in other related IT areas.

The MIS concentration may include online courses but is offered in a traditional face-to-face format.

  • B.S. - Business Analytics (BA) degree

The BA degree has been developed based on the Business Roundtable Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) of North Carolina's list of knowledge and skills areas, and offers a much-desired skill set that employers are seeking in graduates.The BA graduates are trained in the complete analytics lifecycle to gather, clean, analyze, visualize, and present existing data to help inform business decisions. Courses cover descriptive, diagnostics, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Graduates can use data to answer a question and empower decision makers to plot the best course of action. Their business knowledge allows them to work with business leaders and stakeholders to define a problem or business need. Their technical knowledge enables them to identify sources of  data, clean and prepare data; analyze data using various models, visualize it, and then tell a compelling story of the analyses. 

The BA degree may include online courses and is currently offered as a traditional face-to-face degree.

  • Business Analytics Certificate

The Business Analytics certificate is one of the first undergraduate certificates in Business Analytics in the state of NC. It is open to all A&T students and allows them to gain current in-demand skills in the area of business analytics in the College of Business.

The Business Analytics Certificate may include online courses but is offered in a traditional face-to-face fashion.