BIDA Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Information Systems

  • IS110 Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • IS314 Database Design and Management
  • IS400 Process and System Analysis and Modeling
  • IS415 Data warehousing for Analytics
  • IS426 Big Data Architecture
  • IS437 Data Analytics Project: Planning, Development, and Data Analysis
  • IS237 Introduction to Application Development
  • or EE261 Introduction to Programming and Software Design
  • or CS141 Introduction to Computer Science

Professional Experience

All students participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals.

BIDA Professional Electives

Students must complete two of the following courses:

  • AC421 Accounting Information Systems
  • COMM345 Information Design
  • CS460 / EE468 Database Systems
  • EM333 Elements of Operations Research
  • IS428 Information Systems for Supply Chain Management
  • OM380 Project Management

School of Business Common First and Second Year

Students must complete the following courses, usually in their first and second year:

Common Curriculum

  • AC202 Financial Accounting 
  • AC203 Managerial Accounting
  • EC150 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • EC151 Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • EC311 Introduction to Econometrics 
  • IS211 Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems 
  • LW270 Law & Society I 
  • MA180 Introductory College Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MA181 Basic Calculus 
  • MK320 Principles of Marketing 
  • OM331 Operations & Supply Chain Management 
  • OS286 Organizational Behavior 
  • SB113 Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation I 
  • STAT282 Statistics 
  • Two science courses (one with laboratory) (7 credits)
  • Three elective courses (9 credits)

BIDA Core Electives

Global Experience

A global experience is required for graduation for all Clarkson Business students. Employers want our graduates to understand different cultures and diversity and to have had first-hand exposure. Students will have a variety of opportunities, such as a semester exchange and/or faculty-led global business trips, to satisfy this requirement.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives

Students will have approximately 15 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives

Students will have approximately 6 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.