Faculty in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics maintain a current and relevant curricula focused on information systems and analytical problem solving in a business context within the Computer Information Systems major, the Computer Information Systems minor, and the Business Analytics minor.
In addition, they support other programs in the College of Business and the university by providing undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems, statistics, quantitative analysis, and operations and supply chain management.
For over twenty-five years the undergraduate Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at James Madison University has successfully prepared young people for careers in IT management. CIS graduates are thriving in senior and mid-level management positions built on a foundation of solid technical skills, integrative business knowledge, and a professional network of loyal JMU alumni. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum is designed to prepare business students for careers as information systems professionals.Facts about CIS at James Madison University
Business analytics is concerned with developing and applying models and concepts that may prove useful in helping to illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems. The range of problems and issues to which business analytics has contributed insights and solutions is vast. This goal is achieved through an exploration of problems from the application areas of management, marketing, finance, and operations, such as the following.
|demand and sales forecasting||new product development|
|financial planning||production planning|
|staff scheduling||advertising strategy|
|resource allocation||risk analysis|
The business analytics minor at JMU prepares students to solve complex decision problems in a business environment with a combination of quantitative skills and hands-on expertise using current software applications.