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Business Analytics and Information Systems

Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) major prepares business analytics projects and information systems within organizations.  BAIS majors develop a foundation of business knowledge and skills that is complemented by more in information systems.  All BAIS majors complete a core of courses that provide a foundation in business analytics for more specialized study in information systems. 

Students who succeed as BAIS Majors are:

  • Able to work independently
  • Able to teach others
  • Self-directed and proactive
  • Effective team members

The BAIS Major curriculum emphasizes:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Analyzing and resolving problems
  • Technical skills
  • Creativity, with good design and layout skills
  • Knowledge of Internet and network technologies
  • Good people skills

BAIS program is a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 11.0199). The STEM designation allows eligible international students on F-1 visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. This additional time period may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.

The Business Analytics and Information Systems career placement rate for the class of 2018 is 100%.



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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642
business@eiu.edu


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