MISM BIDA Requirements

The MISM BIDA concentration requires you to demonstrate proficiency in technology management, analytics, IT strategy, and fundamental business skills.

MISM BIDA Requirements

  • 180 units of coursework and project work which is the equivalent of 15 semester-length courses, are to be completed in three semesters.
  • A team-based project course in your area of interest with an external client.
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • A summer internship

MISM BIDA Course Requirements

The required courses are designed to build core competencies in analytics, technology, and management. As a student in MISM BIDA, you also have the flexibility to choose from a range of challenging elective courses designed to help you excel in an increasingly digital world.

Course requirements include:

Required Analytics and Technology Courses (72 units):

  • Database Management
  • Data Warehousing
  • Advanced Business Analytics
  • Applied Econometrics I
  • Object Oriented Programming in Java
  • Machine Learning for Problem Solving
  • Distributed Systems
  • Digital Transformation

Required Management Courses (42 units):

  • Statistics for IT Managers
  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Organizational Design and Implementation
  • Economic Analysis
  • Accounting and Finance Foundations
  • Professional Writing
  • Professional Speaking

Required Project Course (24 units):

  • Data Analytics Capstone Project

Sample Electives (select 42 units):

  • Measurement and Analysis of Social Media
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining in SAS
  • Exploring and Visualizing Data
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Text Analytics
  • Hadoop and MapReduce
  • Programming R for Analytics
  • Privacy in the Digital Age
  • Python for Analytics
  • Other electives as indicated in the program handbook or approved by advisor or program director.

Course Exemptions

If you have a strong background in any of the required courses, you can receive an exemption by passing the exemption exam. If a course does not offer an exemption exam, you will need permission of the instructor. Exempting a course doesn't reduce the required number of courses you must complete. However, you can add more elective courses to expand your knowledge base.

Technology Requirements

You'll also need a laptop during your enrollment period. Have your own or need to purchase one? Please read our technology requirements first.