BBA in Business Administration, GIS and Data Analytics (MyPath)

Achieve your bachelor’s at your own pace with our competency-based online GIS degree. Go ahead and get ahead with a career in data analytics.

GIS Degree Overview

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Fit our geographic information system course easily into your schedule with MyPath. This self-paced online GIS degree program allows you to move through competencies on your own time and based on what you already know. Accelerate through material you are familiar with and spend more time learning new skills. Our business administration degree with a GIS and data analytics emphasis is designed with official partner Esri to reskill you for in-demand data analytics jobs.

As a student earning your data analytics and GIS degree, you will:

  • Manage and organize data and information using industry best practices
  • Create spatial visualizations based on your data analysis
  • Develop foundational basics for designing, coding and documenting skills in a programming language

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process and submit required documents. Documents required vary based on the number of transferable credits and include:

    0 - 11 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Official high school transcript indicating the date of graduation

    12 OR MORE TRANSFERABLE CREDITS

      • Provide official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
      • No admission exam or high school transcript are required
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      Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

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      Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts.

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    BBA Program Curriculum

    • Subdomain: Communications

      COMC 410 Interpersonal Communications

      Understand the skills required to interact effectively with others.

      COMC 101 Oral Communications

      Deliver a well-organized oral presentation using delivery techniques and supporting materials appropriate for the audience.

      ENGC 103 Written Communications, Level A

      Identify and apply key components of effective writing skills and APA.

      ENGC 104 Written Communications, Level B

      Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.

      Subdomain: Humanities

      PHLC 110 Creative and Critical Thinking

      Develop a creative solution to a historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic problem.

      HUMC 110 Disciplinary Relationships

      Analyze relationships between disciplines such as history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the fine arts.

      HUMC 115 Human Experience

      Analyze the ways in which the human experience is influenced by historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic contexts.

      Subdomain: Information Literacy

      LBSC 320 Information Literacy, Level A

      Evaluate and cite various information resources to understand ethical research practices.

      LBSC 321 Information Literacy, Level B

      Apply academic research practices to complete an academic research project.

      Subdomain: Natural Sciences

      NSCC 115 Methods and Applications

      Apply the principles, concepts, and methods of the natural sciences.

      NSCC 111 Principles and Concepts, Level A

      Understand the Scientific Method as a process and master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of biology.

      NSCC 112 Principles and Concepts, Level B

      Master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of chemistry and environmental science.

      Subdomain: Quantitative Reasoning

      MATC 203 Quantitative Fluency, Level B

      Apply the concepts of statistical reasoning, data analysis, modeling, and interpretation.

      MATC 103 Quantitative Literacy, Level A

      Explain accurate calculations and symbolic operations to interpret social and economic trends.

      Subdomain: Social Sciences

      SOSC 110 Behavior and Cognition

      Evaluate individual, organizational, and social behavior.

      SOSC 115 Social Systems

      Using a social systems perspective, investigate global problems and develop possible solutions.

    • Subdomain: Accounting, Economics and Finance

      ACCC 215 Accounting Cycle & Transaction Analysis

      Demonstrate an understanding of the accounting cycle and the analysis of accounting transactions.

      ACCC 230 Accounting for Long-Term Investing Financing Decisions

      Demonstrate how to account for long-term investment and financing decisions.

      ACCC 240 Accounting for Managerial Decisions

      Demonstrate knowledge and application of managerial accounting tools and techniques used in making decisions.

      ACCC 225 Accounting for Working Capital

      Demonstrate an understanding of working capital management decisions and issues involving short-term credit and the management and accounting for cash, accounts receivable, and inventory.

      ACCC 235 Financial Planning and Control

      Demonstrate knowledge and application of the 3 key steps of financial planning (1) forecasting the firm's short-term and long-term financial needs; (2) developing budgets to meet those needs; and (3) establishing financial controls to see if the company is achieving its goals.

      ACCC 220 Financial Reporting

      Demonstrate an understanding of financial reports and their use by decision-makers.

      ACCC 360 Financial Statement Analysis

      Analyze the financial performance of a business using financial statement analysis.

      ACCC 210 Fundamentals of Accounting

      Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting.

      FINC 305 Fundamentals of Finance

      Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of finance.

      ECNC 201 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics

      Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of economies and the impact of policies on their performance.

      ECNC 202 Fundamentals of Microeconomics Level A

      Understand the basic principles and concepts of supply and demand and consumer behavior.

      ECNC 205 Fundamentals of Microeconomics Level B

      Explain firm producer, behavior, market structures and the different forms of competition.

      MGTC 400 Global Economics

      Understand the fundamentals and significance of international trade theories and systems.

      BUSC 305 Managerial Economics

      Apply macroeconomic and microeconomic theories in making economic business decisions in forecasting.

      Subdomain: Business Law and Ethics

      MGTC 315 Consumer Protection

      Demonstrate an understanding of a business's legal and ethical responsibilities for warranties, product liability, and consumer protection.

      MGTC 310 Contracting and Negotiation

      Demonstrate an understanding of whether a contractual relationship exists and satisfies legal requirements.

      OLCC 350 Ethics Social Responsibility

      Describe the importance of ethical principles and social responsibility to business decisions.

      MGTC 305 Legal Environment

      Demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. legal system and the legal environment of business.

      MGTC 330 Risk Management

      Identify and describe the different types of risk and the techniques used by businesses to control risk.

      Subdomain: Business Strategy

      MGTC 415 Competitive Advantage

      Demonstrate knowledge of competitive advantage and strategic positioning.

      BUSC 300 Implementing and Monitoring Business Plan

      Demonstrate the ability to prepare a business plan and evaluate organizational performance.

      MGTC 420 Strategic Development

      Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate tools and options for developing business strategies.

      MGTC 410 Strategic Fundamentals and Environment

      Demonstrate an understanding of the business environment and the fundamentals of strategy.

      Subdomain: Information Technology

      CSCC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology

      Develop an understanding of information technology fundamentals

      Subdomain: Management and Leadership

      MGTC 301 Fundamentals of Management

      Demonstrate an understanding of management theory and practice.

      OLCC 430 Human Resources

      Develop an understanding of human resource management best practices (e.g., identifying talent and motivating, developing, and directing people as they work).

      OLCC 425 Leadership in Diverse and Multicultural Organizations

      Demonstrate an understanding of leadership in the context of diverse and multicultural organizations.

      MGTC 405 Organizational Change

      Demonstrate an understanding and application of effective change strategies to enhance business performance.

      OLCC 355 Organizational Dynamics

      Demonstrate an understanding of the impact organizational dynamics has on performance.

      Subdomain: Marketing

      MKTC 305 Fundamentals of Consumer Behavior

      Demonstrate an understanding of consumer behavior fundamentals e.g., demographics and purchasing behavior) and promotional practices.

      MKTC 301 Fundamentals of Marketing

      Develop an understanding of marketing fundamentals.

      Subdomain: Supply Chain/Operations Management (Logistics)

      MGTC 325 Fundamentals of Supply Chain

      Develop an understanding of supply chain fundamentals including project management.

      MGTC 335 Negotiating and Managing Supplier Relationships

      Develop an understanding of how to negotiate and manage supplier relationships.

      MGTC 320 Operations Management

      Develop an understanding of the role of operations management in business.

    • The UMass Global Data Analytics emphasis requirements are comprised of 4 Subdomains and 8 Competencies.

      Subdomain: Introduction Technology Foundations

      CSCC 301 Introduction to Programing
      Develop basic designing, coding, and documenting skills in a programming language.

      Subdomain: Information Technology Management

      CSCC 302 GIS Methods and Ethics
      Apply research ethics and multiple spatial research methods using GIS quantitative and qualitative approaches.

      CSCC 303 Foundations in Spatial Communications
      Communicate information using spatial data analytics across a variety of media formats.

      CSCC 363 Data and Information Management
      Utilize industry best practices to manage and organize organizational data and information.

      Subdomain: Project Management

      CSCC 383 Applied Project Management
      Create a project management plan using applications and tools including GIS.

      Subdomain: Data Analysis

      CSCC 304 Spatial Visualization and Data Analytics
      Create spatial visualizations based on the data type and analysis outcomes.

      CSCC 305 Applied Data Wrangling
      Apply data wrangling by finding, cleaning, extracting, storing and organizing data for a project.

      CSCC 395 Data Analytics Capstone
      Address predictive and prescriptive analytics with insights gained from organizational data analysis.

       

    WSCUC

    UMass Global MyPath is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. The curriculum in the MyPath program is accredited and equal to a traditional program, but is delivered in a different and innovative way.

    CBEN Member

    UMass Global is a member of C-BEN. C-BEN recognizes that today, competency-based education is still an emerging field with a small number of people and institutions understanding enough to describe it or implement it. C-BEN’s efforts focus on three main priorities: growing demand, building capacity, and removing barriers.

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    What separates these classes from those at other universities is they’re not just point and click. We were mindful of not pigeonholing our students so they could apply what they’re learning to a variety of sectors.
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    The flexibility is 100% my favorite thing. There are no deadlines. It means that if something does get in the way I don't get stressed about that.
    Colin G. | MyPath BBA, Management and Organizational Leadership
    The courses are designed to allow me to apply the knowledge immediately. The assignments often support initiatives I am working on within my job such as public speaking and written communication, which allows me to demonstrate my career development improvements.
    Current Student | MyPath

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    What is a business administration degree?

    A business administration degree provides the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in nearly any industry. Graduates can work in health care, technology, finance, government and even education. Most institutions offer undergraduate and graduate-level business degrees in a variety of specializations and some even extend to the doctoral level. Explore UMass Global’s full range of business programs.

    How long does it take to get a business degree?

    A traditional bachelor’s in business can take up to four years, and an MBA up to three. But UMass Global students can accelerate their education by capitalizing on existing credits and work experience, and even set their own learning schedule with a  self-paced, online BBA program.

    What careers can you get with a business degree?

    A business degree is extremely versatile and can apply to nearly any industry. But concentrations and different types of business degrees can help turn an interest into a career. Some example positions include network systems administrator, marketing manager, GIS technician, environmental compliance analyst and public relations specialist. Discover more paths with our resource 5 Types of online business degrees and corresponding careers.

    What do you learn in a business degree?

    A high-quality business degree should be structured to teach you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce. Core concepts include financial reporting, ethical decision making, organizational communication, leadership and principles of management. Students can also align their program with their career goals by specializing in a certain area. Find a business program that fits your career goals.

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