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Department of Decision and Information Sciences

With ever increasing amounts of data, organizations are identifying the importance of Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) for decision-making. Gartner recognized BIA as one of the fastest growing trends in information and communication technology (ICT). To realize the full potential of these technologies, organizations require well-trained and educated management and analytic subject matter experts to transform data and results into actionable information for decisions. A McKinsey Global Institute report identified that the U.S. will need 1.5 million data-savvy managers and analysts, and will soon face a shortfall of 140,000-190,000 analytics workers.

The Business Systems and Analytics (BSAN) major, minor and emphasis, and the Applied Statistics minor combine a strong business component with an in-depth study of state-of-the-art technology to prepare students for careers in business intelligence and analytics. Career and experientially oriented, the program provides opportunities for internships and many other real-world experiences through the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics.

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Departmental Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

In keeping with the vision, values and goals of Stetson University and the School of Business Administration, we seek to develop knowledge and skills vital in the fast-changing field of information technology, business intelligence and analytics.

Vision Statement

The Decision and Information Sciences department is committed to making our teaching and research applicable to the real world, and believe in ongoing interaction with business professionals as we provide a student-centered experience, seek continuous improvement, cutting-edge approaches and relevance in all that we do.