Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Information Systems, B.B.A

Location(s): Statesboro


The Information Systems (IS) degree program offers knowledge and skills to students who aspire to become a professional in enterprise systems or business analytics, or a combination of both.

Skills in enterprise systems, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, have long been in high demand by corporations that seek to integrate their functional systems and business processes both within the organization and with their suppliers, customers, and other business partners.

Business analytics is an important domain that focuses on the applications of predictive analytics and machine learning to help address complex issues in business.

A combination of enterprise systems and business analytics skills allows our graduates to not only manage enterprise business processes and information, but also compile and analyze data generated by the enterprise systems. Students may select one of the following two areas of emphasis.

Enterprise Systems Emphasis

The Enterprise Systems emphasis focuses on large, complex information systems that integrate business processes across an entire organization. Because the number of IS professionals with these skills is low, this is a high-demand area. Students pursuing this emphasis will be prepared to assist companies in the selection, implementation, and support of such systems. Potential employers include consulting companies, ERP developers, as well as thousands of companies that adopt or wish to adopt ERP systems.

Business Analytics Emphasis

The Business Analytics emphasis offers students the opportunity to make sound, integrated business decisions in marketing and sales, production, manufacturing, logistics and human resources, among others, using predictive analytics, machine learning, and big data tools and techniques. Major companies use business analytics in their day-to-day operations and strategic planning, where company leaders can access the right data points quickly to assess key business performance indicators and help them monitor and analyze operational and financial performances, perform sales forecast, etc.

Enterprise Security Emphasis

The enterprise security emphasis offers student the opportunity to lean how to protect data, networks and applications to ensure safety of customer information and proprietary data. This is a critical aspect of today's online business. Using advanced techniques of risk analysis and security hardware and software, this emphasis prepares students to work in major companies as well as smaller firms to ensure the safety of data. 

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours


See Core Curriculum  for required courses and credit hours in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E): 42 Credit Hours


Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours


Area of Emphasis: 12-15 Credit Hours


Students will select one Area of Emphasis from the following:

  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise Security

See below for requirements.

General Electives: 3-12 Credit Hours


Students will select 3-6 credit hours of electives (should be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor). If ECON 2105 and/or MATH 1232 are used to meet requirements in Area A-E, students will take between 9 and 12 credit hours of electives. 

Total Credit Hours: 124


1 If taken in Area E, substitute LSTD 2106  

2 If ECON 2105  taken in Area E, then substitute into Area F 

3 If not taken in Area A-E

Areas of Emphasis


Total Credit Hours: 12


Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Credit Hours: 15


Advisement


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.