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Contribute to organizational success with an information systems analytics degree

According to search technology specialists, so much data exists that businesses only analyze 10% of what is available. Analyzing and applying insights gained from data requires professionals who enjoy working with data, can use data to solve problems and have an affinity for data-driven tools and software. Franklin鈥檚 100% online B.S. Information Systems with a focus in Analytics integrates industry-aligned best practices with practical, hands-on learning that will enable you to create data-driven strategies and communicate data insights to stakeholders.

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B.S. Information Systems-Analytics Focus Degree Overview

Build in-demand analytics skills and the ability to apply what you learn

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, Franklin鈥檚 B.S. Information Systems with a focus in Analytics prepares you to excel in data-driven roles. Six focus area courses provide opportunities to analyze and interpret complex data sets, a skill you鈥檒l use to help organizations gain insights and make informed decisions. You鈥檒l acquire the know-how to develop data-backed strategies, which are increasingly important in competitive industries. You鈥檒l learn to identify patterns in data and hone your problem-solving skills to tackle day-to-day on-the-job challenges. Project-based learning with industry-leading visualization tools will enable you to communicate your insights and make data accessible and actionable for non-technical stakeholders. 

Make data-driven contributions to organizational success in any industry

The B.S. Information Systems-Analytics Focus is a great fit for individuals who are passionate about data and enjoy problem solving. Designed to align with best-practices in analytics, the program integrates industry-standard tools and software to help you build technical proficiency alongside practical, analytical skills that are in-demand in today鈥檚 job market. Moreover, the analytical skills you gain are transferable to various industries from finance to healthcare. As a graduate of this program, you鈥檒l be well-equipped for roles that require you to leverage data to make informed, strategic decisions. 

Boost your marketability by building on a foundation of information systems expertise

The B.S. Information Systems-Analytics contains 10 courses that are common to all focus areas within the major. In these courses, you鈥檒l gain knowledge and skills that span computing, security, analytics and business, as well as the ability to apply information systems technology principles to drive business strategy, translate business needs into executable projects, and evaluate current and emerging technologies.

A balance of theory and hands-on practice will provide you with working knowledge of industry standard tools like SQL, problem-solving using algorithms, essential cybersecurity knowledge, and concepts and technical knowledge related to information systems architecture and technology. 

You鈥檒l learn to understand and apply object-oriented systems analysis and design to be able to perform as a system analyst/designer. You鈥檒l also gain familiarity with current and emerging enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) that are used to support business processes and operations throughout an organization. 

Using the nine project management knowledge areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK庐 Guide, you鈥檒l be introduced to the concepts of IT-project management and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling resources to achieve project goals. 

You鈥檒l also learn the fundamentals of business and data analytics including business problem framing, data wrangling, statistics, data visualization and data storytelling. Because data is distributed across many different platforms like databases, spreadsheets and APIs, you鈥檒l learn how to build cloud-hosted and web-based applications, dashboards and workflows that require very little programming code. 

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B.S. Information Systems-Analytics Focus Courses & Curriculum

124 Semester Hours
Fundamental General Education
English Composition
ENG 120 - 麻豆传媒色情片Writing (4)

In this course, students acquire the writing competencies necessary for completing analytical and argumentative papers supported by secondary research. A variety of assignments, beginning with personal reflections, build upon one another, as students develop ideas that respond to, critique, and synthesize the positions of others. Students systematize and organize knowledge in ways that will help them in all their courses. The course also emphasizes the elements of critical reading, effective writing style, appropriate grammar and mechanics, clarity of language, and logical and cohesive development. It culminates in submission of an extended, documented research paper.

MATH 215 - Statistical Concepts (4)

This course introduces you to statistics with applications to various areas. The course covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics included are: sampling techniques, data types, experiments; measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, graphical displays of data, basic probability concepts, binomial and normal probability distributions, sampling distributions and Central Limit Theorem; confidence intervals, hypothesis tests of a mean, or a proportion for one or two populations, and linear regression.

Choose MATH 140 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning or MATH 150 Fundamental Algebra as the prerequisite. Course can count as a University elective.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 credits from the following types of courses:
鈥hoose coursework from the Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology disciplines.The six semester hours must come from at least two different disciplines.


6 credits from the following types of courses:
Two courses from the Science discipline. One course must have a lab component.

Arts & Humanities
HUMN 211 - Introduction to Critical Ethics (2)

Critical Ethics uses critical thinking to get around the limitations of personal belief and indoctrination to get to what ought to be done and why to improve the human condition. Accordingly, the goal of this course is to help the student improve his/her ethical analysis and evaluation skills to help the student do the thing that must be done, when it ought to be done, using critical thinking.

4 credits from the following types of courses:
Choose from the Art, English Literature, Fine Arts, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion or Theater disciplines.

Additional General Education
PF 121 - Basic Learning Strategies (2)

This course prepares students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Franklin courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on the skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferrable between the two environments. The course includes strategies for time management, goal setting, reading comprehension, and advancing communication skills, including the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments.

OR PF 321 - Learning Strategies (2)

This course prepares students to be successful lifelong learners both academically and in their chosen careers. Franklin courses require a high level of self-directed learning and focus on the skills required in the workplace and the classroom that are easily transferable between the two environments. The course includes strategies for advancing communication skills, including the use of electronic tools to participate in virtual environments. The assignments and activities in the course are created to closely simulate teamwork found in the workplace.

COMM 150 - Interpersonal Communication (4)

By using applied critical and creative thinking, students in this course will develop a set of communication skills that will enhance their personal and professional relationships and endeavors. This course will focus on skill development in key areas such as self, perception, listening, verbal messages, conversations, relationships, conflict management, persuasion, and presentation skills.

OR SPCH 100 - Speech Communication (4)

This basic public-speaking course intends to improve the student's ability to think critically and to communicate orally. Theory and practice are provided in various speaking situations. Each student is required to speak before an audience, but class work also involves reading, gathering and organizing information, writing, and listening.

ENG 220 - Research Writing: Exploring Professional Identities (4)

This is an intermediate course focusing on the composition of research papers. Students in this course prepare to be active participants in professional discourse communities by examining and practicing the writing conventions associated with their own fields of study and work. By calling attention to the conventions of disciplinary writing, the course also prepares students for upper-division college writing and the special conventions of advanced academic discourse. Course activities include three extended research papers, semi-formal writing addressing interdisciplinary communication, and readings fostering critical engagement with disciplinary conversations.

BUSA 200 - Database Fundamentals (2)

This introductory course focuses on applying information technology to business strategies using databases. The student will gain a working knowledge of current database technology, including relational database concepts, database design, data extraction, and data warehousing while working with database applications.

PF 106 - Introduction to Spreadsheets (1)

This course focuses on using spreadsheets to solve business problems.

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ACCT 202 - Financial/Managerial Acct for Non-Majors (4)

This course is an introduction to financial and managerial accounting. It is designed for non-accounting majors. Financial accounting emphasizes how general purpose financial statements communicate information about the business's performance and position for users external to management. It emphasizes how the accountant processes and presents the information. The course also examines the major elements of the financial statements. The managerial accounting portion of the course studies internal reporting and decision-making. The course assists those who wish to learn "what the numbers mean" in a clear, concise and conceptual manner without focusing on the mechanical aspects of the accounting process.

BSAD 220 - Business Law (4)

A study of the everyday legal problems encountered in business with emphasis on the areas of legal procedure, contracts, agency, employment law, business organizations and torts, with cases relating to these and other areas.

ECON 210 - Introduction to Microeconomics (4)

An introduction to economic theory involving the examination of how decision making by firms and individuals is shaped by economic forces. Emphasis is placed on demand, supply, market equilibrium analysis, and basic market structure models. The invisible hand as the driving force for economic decisions as well as market externalities are discussed. The class concentrates on providing a balanced approach to studying economic agents' behavior and the global implications and outcomes.

FINA 301 - Principles of Finance (4)

This course is designed to survey the field of finance and provide the foundation for more advanced finance coursework. Topics include sources of business and financial information, financial statement analysis, the time value of money, the nature and measurement of risk, financial institutions, investments and corporate finance.

MGMT 312 - Principles of Management (4)

This course explores the basic concepts and processes of management. Students will explore the functional roles and processes of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling comprising the manager role. Students develop skills related to the manager function that are required in today's competitive environment.

MKTG 300 - Marketing (4)

Theory, strategies and methods are foundational to the informed practice of marketing. Students investigate the importance of marketing to an organization or cause, the interrelationship of the difference phases of marketing, the marketing of goods versus services, analysis and identification of markets, pricing strategies and digital marketing tactics.


Healthcare Information Systems:

HCM 210 - Healthcare Foundations (2)

This course will provide fundamental information regarding health, healthcare, and the healthcare delivery system. Students will become familiar with the various types of healthcare organizations, stakeholders, and healthcare issues in order to shape their understanding of the different components of the healthcare delivery system. Through the exploration of health information, students will discuss and analyze the role healthcare professions play within healthcare.

HIM 150 - Medical Terminology (2)

This course will introduce the foundations of medical terminology nomenclature and use. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of prefix, word root, and suffix linkages to build a broad medical vocabulary.

HIM 300 - Health Information Management Practice (4)

This course introduces students to the foundations of the Health Information Management profession and competencies, along with the management, legal, and ethical challenges that affect the healthcare delivery system in the United States. Students will challenged by the dynamic landscape of healthcare, the intricacies of leadership in a diverse environment, and the issues of managing employees within a healthcare organization.

HIM 350 - Health Informatics (4)

This course will cover the history of health informatics, design and challenges of informatics infrastructure, and current issues. Topics will include HIPAA and other legislation, application of electronic health records, and other clinical and administrative applications of health information systems.

HIM 470 - Health Information Systems (4)

This course examines healthcare organizations from the perspective of managing the information systems that exist within the enterprise. Identifying the clinical and healthcare delivery processes and how they relate to information systems is a main focus. The intent of the course is to identify the key issues confronting the management of healthcare information systems today, examine their causes, and develop reasonable solutions to these issues. Specific federal regulations, vendor solutions, and financial implications as they relate to healthcare information systems are also examined.

HIM 485 - Applications in Health Info Systems (2)

This course will require the student to apply Health Information Management software, tools, and techniques to authentic healthcare situations and problems. Emphasis will be on the applications of electronic health records, common data tools and reports, and the appropriate analysis for decision-making.

HCM 442 - Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management (4)

Understanding cultural competency, ethics, policy, and law is necessary for healthcare professionals in a continuously evolving healthcare system. This course will provide students with practical knowledge and methods for applying ethical, legal, and cultural decision-making frameworks to mitigate risks. Topics will include regulatory compliance, patient consent, privacy and confidentiality, and cultural competence.

HIM 200 - Introduction to Health Information Management (2)

Students are introduced to the roles of the health information management (HIM) professional in a variety of healthcare settings. The educational and credentialing requirements for the HIM professional will be discussed along with an overview of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, and the various reporting and accrediting requirements.



DATA 310 - Data Visualization (4)

This course introduces data visualization fundamentals using the leading visualization tools in the industry and focuses on project-based learning. Students will learn how to develop dashboards and discover insight effectively based on data.

BUSA 350 - Principles of Analytics Modeling (4)

This course introduces the principles of analytics modeling. Students will learn exploratory data analytics, regression, classification, clustering, model interpretation, and model evaluation.

DATA 400 - Principles of Machine Learning (4)

Students will learn the basic concepts behind major machine learning algorithms, the essential steps for creating a typical machine learning model, the strengths and weaknesses of different algorithms, and the model evaluation using different performance metrics. Eventually, students will be able to build a prediction model by machine learning algorithm using Python language. The common problems in practical machine learning exercises and their solutions also will be discussed.

DATA 250 - Analytics Programming (4)

This course introduces the essential general programming concepts and?techniques to analytics students. The goal is to equip the students with the?necessary programming skill in analytics problem-solving. Topics include?boolean, numbers, loops, function, debugging,?Python's specifics?(such as NumPy,?Pandas,?Jupyter?notebook), R's specifics?(such as list,?data frame, factor, apply,?RMarkdown),?the process of?data retrieving, cleaning,?integrating, transforming, and enriching to support analytics.

DATA 430 - Data Engineering?Technologies (4)

This?course covers fundamental methods and?widely-used technologies?in?data engineering. Topics include application programming interface (API),?web scraping, Extract Transform Load (ETL), and analytics at-scale using?PySpark.?

DATA 415 - Data Warehouse Architecture (4)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to design and implement data gathering processes and data warehouse architectures appropriate for supporting data mining and business analytics modeling applicable to the solving of typical operational, supply and demand problems encountered by organizations. Learning will be supported by relevant texts, lectures, research papers, collaboration sessions and projects, both individual and team-based.


Business Analysis and Project Management:

MIS 200 - Management Information Systems (4)

The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise. These fundamentals are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has caused change or brought about new concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the managerial issues that are relevant to the usage of computers. The student will be given problems isolating these issues and will be asked to propose solutions with alternatives.

ISPM 320 - Requirements Analysis & Testing (4)

This course introduces students to the concepts, methods, and approaches involved in the process of requirements analysis and testing, in the context of the five necessary procedures that comprise the process of confirming requirements for a new or upgraded information system: requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management.

COMM 321 - Organizational Communication (4)

The course examines the role of communication in organizations. Students will learn the major theories of organizational communication, identifying and defining primary concepts, and applying them to discussions of real-world situations. The role of technology, corporate culture, leadership, teamwork, ethics, and diversity in communication is examined. Effective communication in global organizations and critiques of organization communication systems and structures are also presented.

COMM 335 - Communication in Groups and Teams (4)

The course examines current theories and best practices of working collaboratively in professional contexts. Students apply these concepts to analyze their own work experience, generating strategies for how to improve their performance in work groups. Students will learn basic project management skills and work in online virtual teams to complete a final communication project.

COMP 325 - Human-Computer Interaction (4)

This course covers a broad range of important topics within Human-Computer Interaction and its implications for the design of interactive systems. By understanding the user's viewpoint and technology's effect on people, we can better plan for the selection, design, implementation, and use of technology so that the effects are positive rather than negative. The focus is on the design of interactive systems and human-computer interfaces. The course will cover the current literature and the knowns and unknowns of Human-Computer Interaction and design. The design process is centered on the user and is based on a multidisciplinary approach that synthesizes computer science, cognitive science, and psychology. Human-computer interface designers also use analytical and empirical techniques to assess, predict, and evaluate whether a design meets user requirements. During this course, you will focus on 3 major types of assignments: Written assignments on HCI principles and system design. A project during which you will demonstrate your ability to apply HCI principles to design a software interface. A journal where you will record and reflect on your observations related to your studies in the course.

ISPM 450 - Advanced Project Management (4)

This course focuses on knowledge, understanding, and skills related to building competencies in overseeing the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems. Specific topics include agile software development practices, planning and governance of large projects, identification, assessment and management of current and emerging information technologies, and the application of project management tools for software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control in managing the software development life cycle.

Major Area Required
BUSA 250 - SQL for Business (2)

This course introduces data analytics using Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will learn how to apply SQL in data exploration analysis and business problem-solving.

COMP 101 - Problem Solving With Computing (2)

Many organizations today utilize computers and information systems to store, organize, analyze, and summarize data to solve problems. As a result, computing is a tool that can benefit students in many different fields. At the heart of solving problems with computers is the study of structured thinking using algorithms. This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience and teaches the building blocks of algorithms, including variables, expressions, selection and repetition structures, functions and parameters, and array processing.

MIS 310 - Info Systems Architecture & Technology (4)

This course provides a conceptual survey of general systems theory followed by a conceptual and technological survey of the structure of distributed information systems architectures, operating systems, network operating systems, peripheral technology and user interfaces. Interoperability between these architectural components will be explored and current technology and trends in each architectural element will be reviewed. This course will de-emphasize, although not ignore, mainframe architectures in favor of information architectures more applicable to client/server computing. The various interacting categories of client/server computing as well as the benefits and implications of such a system will be fully explored.

MIS 400 - Systems Analysis & Design (4)

This course is designed to provide a platform for students to gain both an understanding of, and basic competency in applying, object-oriented systems analysis and design (OOSAD). Emphasis will be on knowledge and skills related to analyzing, modeling and designing processes using the OO model. Topics studied include the software development life cycle (SDLC), analysis modeling, requirements determination, process and function modeling, structural and behavioral modeling and class, method, data management, interface and architecture design. The learning process will be one of working through, both individually and as part of a team, a case study-based project aimed at resolving the case study issues.

MIS 355 - Enterprise Resource Planning (4)

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) that are used to support business processes and operations throughout an organization. Topics will include the business advantages of ERPs, enterprise-wide business functions and processes, re-engineering of legacy processes, typical architectures for ERPs and the realities of enterprise-wide computing.

ITEC 430 - Information Technology Project Management (4)

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of information technology project management and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling of resources to accomplish specific project goals. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. While the focus is on information technology projects, the principles follow the nine project management knowledge areas obtained in the Project Management Institute's?PMBOK?Guide, Third Edition?and, thus, are applicable to the management of any project. Topics will include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Project management software utilization is emphasized.

DATA 300 - Introduction to Analytics (4)

This course introduces the fundamentals of Business and Data Analytics. Students will learn business problem framing, data wrangling, descriptive and inferential statistics, data visualization, and data storytelling in analytics.

MIS 425 - Low Code Application Development (4)

Enterprise data is frequently distributed across many different platforms: databases, documents, spreadsheets, and APIs ? whether local or cloud-based ? are all data sources that allow businesses to make data informed decisions. Integrating these into a single application has traditionally required substantial programming skills. However, the emergence of low/no-code platforms have permitted tech-savvy end users to automate workflows and build dashboards via visual system components and configurable data connectors. This course teaches you how to build cloud-hosted and web-based applications, dashboards, and workflows with very little programming code. Topics include designing interfaces, connecting varied data sources, data validation, dashboard creation, workflow implementation, security, and app deployment.

MIS 495 - Information Systems Capstone (4)

The capstone course will encompass and consolidate all of the concepts covered in the MIS curriculum. In this course, students will manage an Information Systems project, design an appropriate ERP Solution, and incorporate both LAN and web-based distributed information solutions to support a business process, incorporate security provisions into the solution, and effectively document the system and incorporate elements of the general education into a successfully implemented information systems solution.

CYSC 250 - Cybersecurity for the Professions (4)

This course is a breadth-based cybersecurity course for non-technical majors. It aims to equip a bachelor?s degree seeker with no prior cybersecurity knowledge, other than what the newspaper reports say, with essential cybersecurity knowledge. The course introduces organizational, people, and technological aspects of cybersecurity. More specifically, it covers (1) governance, standards, and risk management topics in the organizational domain, (2) security awareness, privacy, ethics and cyber threats in the people domain, and (3) cyberspace, critical sectors, and emerging topics in the technological domain.

University Electives

25 credits from the following types of courses:
Any undergraduate courses offered by the University except developmental education courses.

Additional Requirements

All students are required to pass 麻豆传媒色情片Writing (ENG 120), and either Basic Learning Strategies (PF 121) or Learning Strategies (PF 321) prior to enrolling in any course at the 200 level or above. Students who enroll at Franklin with 30 or fewer hours of transfer credit are required to pass PF 121 Basic Learning Strategies in place of PF 321 Learning Strategies. Interpersonal Communication (COMM 150) or Speech Communication (SPCH 100) must be taken prior to enrolling in any course at the 300 level or above. Students must also meet the University algebra competency requirement.

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