Business Systems and Analytics

Mission Statement

The mission of the Business Systems and Analytics Department is to advance the knowledge and promote the use of information systems and business analytics for informed and effective problem solving and decision making. Through its faculty, curriculum, students, department sponsored activities, and partnerships with the alumni and business community, the Business Systems and Analytics major seeks to provide a value-added experience for students by communicating and demonstrating the importance of and the need for information systems and business analytics knowledge and skills in the workplace.

Department Goals

Data and Technology Skills

BSA Learning Goal 1: Use analytic methods and techniques to drive effective, data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to perform data analysis using various analytic techniques and interpret results to solve business problems and make informed business decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 420, BSA 480

BSA Learning Goal 2: Use information systems and technologies to drive effective, data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to use data management tools and technologies to improve organizational support of data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 205
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

BSA Learning Goal 3: Solve business problems and make business decisions with information systems and analytics tools and technologies.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to formulate problems and develop and apply data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions using information systems and analytics tools and technologies.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 205, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Communication Skills

BSA Learning Goal 4: Effectively communicate the results of analytic solutions to business problems and decisions.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to effectively convey, through oral and written communication, the results of analytic solutions to business problems and decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 205, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Major(s) Offered

Business Systems and Analytics

Minor(s) Offered

Business Systems and Analytics

Location/Contact Information

Dr. Madjid Tavana, Chairperson
tavana@lasalle.edu
Founders’ Hall 635
215.951.1129

Dr. Kathryn Szabat
szabat@lasalle.edu
Founders’ Hall 637
215.951.1128

Dr. Nilofar Varzgani
varzgani@lasalle.edu
Founders’ Hall 639
215.951.1049

Dr. Dennis Kennedy
kennedy@lasalle.edu
Founders’ Hall 633
215.951.1363

Mr. Paul Otto
otto@lasalle.edu
Founders’ Hall 636
215.951-1517

Ms. Maria Fiet
flood@lasalle.edu
Administrative Assistant
Founders’ Hall 441

215.951.1007                                                                                                                                                             

Full-Time Faculty

PROFESSORS: Tavana

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Szabat, Kennedy

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Varzgani, Otto