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Information Systems and Data Analytics Major and Minor

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As an information systems and data analytics major in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business, you’ll be exposed to cutting edge technologies and decision tools as you develop in-demand skills. Our AACSB-accredited program blends technology with other functional areas of business including finance, accounting, and marketing—preparing you to be more than ready for a variety of roles including business analyst, database administrator, data communication, systems analyst, and telecommunications specialist.  

Through a challenging curriculum rooted in real-world projects and a global perspective, you’ll explore the latest trends in data analytics, database technologies, cloud computing, machine learning, systems analysis, cybersecurity, and ethical uses of data. Go beyond the classroom to gain exposure to global firms through a semester-long study abroad program or a shorter week-long study tour —and take advantage of opportunities throughout the program to connect with business executives as mentors. 

Why should you study information systems and data analytics at Loyola?

In-Demand Skills
Financial, biotech, consulting, health care, defense, and high-tech firms stretching from coast-to-coast use information systems to plan, coordinate, perform, and direct their work—and are continually seeking Loyola graduates.
Built For Study Abroad
Loyola’s information systems and data analytics program is designed to complement study abroad programs around the world. On the week-long Tech Trek: Ireland Study Tour, you’ll visit the European headquarters of a wide range of global information technology companies. You will see first-hand how your skills allow you to work in a global setting.
Prestigious Certification
Based on your academic performance, you may be eligible to receive a Business Intelligence Certificate by SAS Inc., as well as a series of micro-credentials-credentials or digital badges in SQL, R, Python, Tableau, and sports analytics —signaling to employers that you’re more than ready to take the lead in a variety of analytics-focused positions.
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What you’ll learn

From mastering the tools of the trade to developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, graduates of Loyola’s information systems and data analytics program will:

  • Gain skills and competencies to contribute to an organization upon entry and lead organizations through technological changes;
  • Develop command of the conceptual frameworks of information systems and data analytics;
  • Learn the processes of organizations and the key role that information systems play; and
  • Understand responsible approaches to ethical issues in technology use by society, organizations, and individuals.

Loyola information systems & data analytics career paths

Loyola information systems and data analytics alumni are more than ready to launch careers in a wide range of roles.

Recent graduate placements

  • Accenture
  • Atlus Group
  • HubSpot
  • IBM
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Recent graduate job titles

  • Data Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Tech Arch Delivery Analyst
  • Marketing Associate

In addition to graduating ready to enter a variety of fields, a degree in information systems and data analytics can prepare you for admission to Loyola’s one-year Emerging Leaders MBA program. Loyola also offers a part-time Professional’s MBA with a specialization in data analytics and digital technologies.

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Noah Dzielawa, '22Data Analyst, Flywheel Digital

My classes focused more on technical capabilities and skills used in the workforce rather than tedious bookwork and provided me with certificates and badges to use on my resume.

Popular courses

Data Management and Database Systems

IS 353

Analyze, create a logical design, and implement the physical design for a relational database system. The course includes significant exposure to SQL (Structured Query Language) in both Microsoft Access and Oracle. Students are also exposed to the challenges associated with valuing data as a digital asset and with information lifecycle management.

Management of Global Information Technology | Tech Trek: Ireland Study Tour

IS 360

While traveling to an international destination, you’ll study historical, economic, political, labor, and social factors leading to the establishment of country-specific centers of IT excellence. During your time abroad, you’ll meet with company executives and visit company facilities. Learn more about Tech Trek.

Data Visualization

IS 460

Learn the tools needed to make data understandable to non-technical users through data visualization coding techniques in software applications such as Tableau™, Python, and R. You’ll discover how to create various charts, histograms, heatmaps, and more.

Explore our course catalogue for a full listing of courses, descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more. 

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Faculty experts

Our information systems and data analytics courses are taught by experts with the highest level of qualifications. Loyola faculty are teacher-scholars who are attentive to students’ ambitions and needs who have a deep personal interest in each student’s academic success. In addition, our executives in residence bring significant industry knowledge and experience to their teaching and student advising and mentorship.

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The information systems and data analytics major is part of Loyola’s Information Systems, Law and Operations department

Paul Tallon, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Sellinger Hall 325

Alexander Hosseini
Program Assistant
Sellinger Hall 318

Visit the Information Systems, Law, and Operations department page