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Information Systems and Business Analytics, B.Sc. / B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Do you enjoy technology like smartphones, mobile apps, tablets, and social media platforms? If so, then you have what it takes to major in the Information Systems and Business Analytics program of Loyola Marymount University. All you need is an interest in technology and/or business analytics and a desire to use data to improve business operations.
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Given rapid technological advancements, a career in ISBA promises to be exciting for those who enjoy meeting new intellectual challenges in the workplace, solving problems and participating in business decision-making at the strategic, tactical and operational levels. Demand for ISBA graduates is often intense and salaries are attractive.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Information Systems and Business Analytics program of Loyola Marymount University, graduates will be able to:

  • Utilize competencies gained from hands-on experience in core information technologies that include programming languages, database management systems, web development tools, spreadsheets, and other data analysis and visualization tools.
  • Identify, structure, and solve business problems by proposing an IS, IT and/or data analytics solution
  • Plan, manage, develop, and describe how to implement IT and/or data analytics-based IS solutions in business and organizational settings
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills when analyzing business problems
  • Effectively communicate complex technological and/or analytical concepts through oral, visual, and written communication
  • *Develop proficiency in one mainstream programming language, such as Java, JavaScript, C++, or Python

Career Paths

Given the increased importance of information technology and business analytics in the workplace, there is a growing need for ISBA professionals who have the expertise in software, hardware and communications technologies. For the well-prepared ISBA graduate, job opportunities are excellent and salaries are above average. ISBA positions are available in a wide variety of companies, from large Fortune 500 companies to smaller businesses, which includes IT departments and business analytics/decision sciences divisions, and within functional areas such as finance, marketing, accounting and operations. Many opportunities are also available in consulting.

Information technology and business analytics are an important component of decision-making and strategic planning, and are critical to the success of companies. Students with a degree in ISBA may elect and aspire to positions such as:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Business/IT Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Networking Specialist
  • Database Developer/Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Business Analytics Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Auditor
  • Risk Assurance and Compliance Assessor
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Administrator
  • Website Content Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Database Management Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming for Business Applications
  • Developing Business Applications Using SQL
  • Financial Modeling and Analytics
  • Business Web and App Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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