About the Program
Business Analytics and Information Management is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the general data science area but are interested in working on business applications. Businesses are critically dependent on data, which is collected, stored in databases, analyzed, and operationalized in any domain - be it operations, business, finance, etc. The challenge is to translate business problems into data problems and use the data-driven solutions to guide effective actions. For this, technical knowledge in management information systems and business analytics is extremely important.
This program is designed to help students gain expertise in technologies and techniques while emphasizing business relevance. In addition to learning programming, you’ll be taught how to query or manipulate data for analysis. You will be exposed to working with transactional and big data systems, and will develop an understanding how to use appropriate techniques. Moreover, you will learn about how to communicate your analysis and results to decision-makers using visualization. You will gain a deep understanding of data as it pertains to business decisions.
The career outlook in data science is promising. Through a data-driven approach, graduates are optimizing business performance as data analytics managers, IT consultants, and analysts for Accenture, Facebook, IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft, General Motors and other companies.
Krannert also offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Management. MS BAIM is a full-time, 11-month program beginning in June every year, designed to educate students in state-of-the-art information technologies and analytical techniques. Students will undergo a rigorous curriculum and develop facility with a variety of software tools currently used in business. Students will also have opportunities to apply what they are learning to real-world problems through experiential learning.
The MS BAIM program is a STEM certified program (for details regarding the associated STEM OPT extension, please visit the USCIS website). Eduniversal ranks Krannert’s Management Information Systems field of study #1 in North America. Value Colleges has named the MS BAIM #8 big data graduate program in the country. Master’s in data science has named Purdue University 8th among schools with Master’s in Business Analytics Programs.
Business Analytics and Information Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements
Department/Program Major Courses (75-76 credits)
The following are Management Admissions Index (MAI) courses:
A student must: 1) complete all MAI courses with a 3.00 or above MAI GPA AND a 2.50 cumulative GPA; 2) have a C- or higher in all MAI AND any School of Management courses (MEO); 3) Not be on academic probation.
University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.
Previous enrollments in MA 16100, 16200, 16500, 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.
The ♦ course is considered critical.
In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major. Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful. These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”.