The BIS major has a skill set for entry-level positions such as: business analyst, programmer/analyst, or software developer/implementer positions. The BIS graduate's understanding of the business enterprise and its functional areas opens employment opportunities not only in an organization's information systems department, but also in functional areas of business.
Our Business Information Systems faculty focus on collaborative use of programming software to solve business problems. To facilitate this goal, a special lab was created to provide both advanced computer support for each student combined with table configurations that assist in systems development by small groups. Students work to develop a combination of programming expertise and critical thinking to match software solutions with business needs.
BIS Business Analytics is the fastest growing area for most organizations. It is the highest paying major upon graduation for our BIS and Accounting students at Illinois State University. We have an excellent faculty from diverse business backgrounds teaching analytics.
This sequence is designed to allow Business Information Systems (BIS) Majors to choose a sequence in Business Analytics. The BIS Business Analytics sequence will enable students to become aware, comprehend, explore and manage significant issues confronting the field of Business Analytics from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students can expect to be immersed in Business Analytics research, resources, cases, tools, techniques from industry and academia alike.