Department of Business Information Systems
The Department of Business Information Systems is preparing students for the enormous opportunities arising from the Big Data revolution.
Students in the department’s undergraduate major in Business Analytics and Information Management receive a B.S. in Business Administration. This means that they graduate with a broad-based understanding of both business functions and information technology. This combination gives them the in-demand skills prizes by employers in virtually every field.
Our faculty are exceptional classroom teachers who are trained with the use of SAS Analytics, SAP ERP, SAP BW, SAP Analytics and IBM Analytics tools. They work with students within the major and all College of Business students pursuing SAP certification.
Access to Financial Market Data Tools
WNE puts real world tools in the hands of our students. How do tweets from political leaders or company executives affect the stock market? Thanks to a partnership with Polygon.io Inc., a rising fintech startup, WNE students can work with real-time and historical financial market datasets to help answer questions like these. Through this partnership, students have access to all of the stocks traded on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges. Polygon.io is a financial markets data platform which uses real-time APIs to connect users to data on stocks, crypto, forex, and other important financial markets. Polygon.io's tools enable students to develop and test business analytics models to see how factors from social media to medical breakthroughs can influence markets.
A partnership with Finnhub Stock API gives WNE students real-time access to democratized financial data, including institutional grade fundamental data, real-time market data, and alternative data. This provides access to the same tools used by Google, PwC, Tyson, and other industry leaders, including audio and transcripts from over 17,000 earnings calls of publicly-traded companies..
Business Analytics Technology Center
A New Center for Collaborative Learning
The Business Analytics Technology Center in D’Amour Library provides students with the latest SAP Software for both ERP and Analytics. Courses in Analytics are taught at the Center through its state-of-the-art technology. Students also use the Center to work on team projects and to make project presentations in upper level courses.