Feb 25, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog

Data Analytics and Information Systems

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Department Head: Christopher Corcoran
Location: Eccles Business Building (EBB) 711
Phone: (435) 797-2342
FAX: (435) 797-2351
Website: http://huntsman.usu.edu/mis/

Undergraduate Advisor:
Ben Elwood, EBB 309, (435) 797-2272, ben.elwood@usu.edu

Graduate Program Director:
Kelly Fadel, EBB 705, (435) 797-2348, kelly.fadel@usu.edu

Degrees Offered

Majors: Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management Information Systems

Undergraduate Minors Offered: Management Information Systems

Graduate Programs: Master of Science (MS) in Management Information Systems and Master of Science (MS) in Data Analytics


Full Details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for these programs of study can be found at https://huntsman.usu.edu/assessment/.

Financial Assistance

The Huntsman School offers scholarships to undergraduate students.  Each graduate program has unique scholarship, fellowship, assistantship and waivers that are available. Details about offerings are available at https://huntsman.usu.edu/future-students/scholarships

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Admission Requirements

All students with majors in the Data Analytics and Information Systems department must satisfy Huntsman School of Business admission requirements. Academic advising about these requirements is available in the Huntsman School’s FJ Management Center for Student Success in EBB 309.

All students enrolled at USU are required to satisfy the General Education requirements and University Studies Depth Education requirements of the University.

Matriculation Requirement and Transfer Limitation

To earn a bachelor’s degree in a Huntsman School major, at least 50 percent of the required Huntsman School credits must be earned from coursework taken from the Utah State University Huntsman School.

USU Credits and Business Credits

At least 30 of the last 60 semester credits must be taken from Utah State University, at least 20 of which must be completed in upper-division courses, of which at least 10 credits must be completed in courses required by the student’s major. At least 50 percent of the Huntsman School of Business credits required for a Huntsman School degree must be taken from the Utah State University Huntsman School or its departments, which include: School of Accountancy, Data Analytics and Information Systems, Economics and Finance, and Management.

Graduation Requirements

To be recommended by the department for graduation, majors in the Department of Data Analytics and Information Systems must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 in their upper-division Huntsman School of Business acumen and major requirement courses, a C or better in HSB business acumen courses, and an overall GPA of 2.50. This includes transfer credits. At least fifty percent of the business credits required for a business degree must be taken on the Utah State University campus or at a designated residence center.

Four-Year Degree Plan (8 Semesters)

A four-year degree plan for the Management Information Systems major can be found in the catalog and on the major over page at https://huntsman.usu.edu/mis/degree/mis-major

Graduate Program

The MMIS program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is an innovative, project-based program designed to address business problems through the use of technology. It carries a STEM designation (12-month OPT + 24-month extension work option after graduation) in database management and analytics. The 30-credit program has nearly a 100% placement rate with a median salary of $65,000. Students will obtain knowledge in business intelligence and analytics, database, security, programming, and other areas at the cross section of business and technology. The program also offers multiple opportunities for professional networking with top tier companies.

The USU Master of Data Analytics (MDATA) program trains the next generation of statisticians, business analysts, and computer scientists to meet the increased demand for analytic professionals. The program integrates coursework in Statistics, Management Information Systems, Economics & Finance, and Computer Science. An MDATA degree gives graduates a broad but focused set of knowledge and tools applicable to data management and analysis for use in a variety of organizations.  The MDATA MIS specialization exposes students to data management and analysis, including data warehousing, data mining, visualization, and machine learning.

FACULTY - Jon M Huntsman School of Business   

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