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About Our Program:

Welcome to the Department of Information Systems and Analytics! Students who choose to pursue one of our majors will find a world of career options awaiting them. We strive to give our students the tools to succeed in whatever career they choose. Every year the graduates of our high quality bachelor's degree programs are actively recruited for career opportunities at very competitive salaries. Our programs offer major and minor opportunities with focus on Business Analytics or Information Systems and Cyber Security Management. Please explore our offerings via the links and other resources on our site to see why we are the right department for you!

Program Highlights

  • Two distinct majors; 
    • Business Analytics, and 
    • Information Systems and Cyber Security Management
  • A co-major in Business Analytics (available to all Miami undergraduates)
  • Three minors: 
    • Business Analytics, 
    • Information Systems, and 
    • Information Security

Business Analytics Program Skill Development:

The Business Analytics program supports the latest open source technologies to develop our graduates ability to use data analysis to solve complex business problems to support strategic decision making.  The program includes skill development in the following areas:

  • Data management
    • Database development and management
    • Structured and unstructured data
    • Cloud computing
    • Big Data architecture
  • Descriptive analytics
    • Data visualization 
    • Dashboard development
  • Predictive analytics
    • Predictive modeling
    • Data mining
    • Business forecasting
  • Prescriptive analytics
    • Experimental design
    • Simulation
  • Programming

Information and Cyber Security Management Program Skill Development:

  • Data and Information management
    • Database design, development, and management
    • Data integrity
    • Information systems management
    • Cloud computing
    • Big Data architecture
  • Business Processes & Systems
    • Structuring and solving business process problems
    • Analyzing and designing business processes and systems
    • Determination and specification of business requirements for software development
    • Agile (and traditional) IT project management
    • Programming skills for business applications
    • Business process simulations with ERP
    • Robotic process automation and AI applications
  • Cybersecurity Management
    • Internet Architecture and Protocols
    • Wireless and Emerging technologies
    • IT Security and Risk management 
    • IT Governance and Audit 
    • Cryptography and Blockchain Applications
    • Data Integrity and Authentication
    • Data privacy and security policies
    • Business continuity, disaster recovery and management

Meet the Chair

Skip Benamati

Skip Benamati
Professor and Chair