Digging deep reveals the secrets to success
The B.S. in Analytics and Informatics prepares students for careers in industry, consulting, nonprofit, government, and other sectors.
Recent decades have seen an exponential growth in the volume and types of data available, and analytics professionals are needed to process and understand these data so organizations can improve operations, marketing, profitability, and service. Sometimes called big data, data mining, knowledge discovery, business intelligence, data science, and business analytics, the Data Analytics field is essential in modern organizations. The program focuses on data extraction and preparation, data warehousing, an array of analytics techniques, visualization, ethics and sustainability, and strategy.
- Health Informatics Concentration
- Data Analytics Concentration
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Program Requirements for the 2020-2021 Catalog Year
The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education
Program Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
Degree-seeking students are classified as pre-majors prior to formal transition into a LCOB major. As pre-majors, students may enroll in lower level (1000-2999) courses to satisfy general education and common prerequisite requirements; lower level electives; and business common core courses, except GEB 4890, if course prerequisites are met. Pre-majors may not enroll in upper level (3000-4999) courses for the major.
Transition from a LCOB pre-major to a major happens following (a) completion of all common prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course; and (b) completion of 50 earned hours of courses with a minimum FGCU GPA of 2.0.
For timely degree completion, FTIC (First Time in College) students are expected to complete the following:
- MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B (or relevant accelerated credit or placement exam), ECO 2023 or ECO 2013 with minimum grade of C, one additional common prerequisite, and an overall 2.4 FGCU GPA within one calendar year from admission.
- Four common prerequisites by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
- Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the fourth semester (excluding summer) from admission
- FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the sixth semester (excluding summer) from admission
For timely degree completion, transfer students are expected to complete the following:
- Seven common prerequisites and an overall 2.7 FGCU GPA by the end of the third semester (excluding summer) from admission
- FIN 3403 with minimum grade of C by the end of the fifth semester (excluding summer) from admission
Students should refer to the Curriculum Map for milestone information. Curriculum maps for each major can be found at https://www.fgcu.edu/cob/.
In addition to the program requirements, students must:
- Earn a grade of C or higher in the common prerequisites, business common core, required courses in the major, and restricted electives/concentration.
- Complete a minimum of 120 credits with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
- Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
- Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
- Satisfy college-level skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
- Satisfy service learning requirement see https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/servicelearning/.
- Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.
- Satisfy civic literacy requirement.
- FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
- Common Prerequisites
Some common prerequisite courses require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.
FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021 or ACGX022 or (ACGX001 and ACGX011)
FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg.(3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071 or ACGX301
FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100 or CGSX100C or CGSX530 or CGSX570 or CGSX060 or CGSX531 or CGSX000 or ISMX000 or CGSX518
FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013
FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023
FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX233 or MACX230 or MACX311
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of B; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]
FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023 or STAX122 or QMBX100
- Business Common Core (27 credits)
BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Enviro of Bus (3)
ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3) or GEB 3523 Critical Think &Writing for Bus (3)
FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management (3)
SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
- Required Courses in the Major (15 credits)
CAP 3786 Introduction to Data Mgmt (3)
CAP 3793 Advanced Data Management (3)
CGS 3102 Data Analysis Spreadsheets (3)
CGS 3126 Tools for Data Analytics (3)
QMB 3302 Business Analytics (3)
- Concentrations (12 Credits)
Select one of the following concentrations
Health Informatics Concentration
HIM 3218 Analysis of Healthcare Data (3)
HSA 4191 Healthcare Information Systems (3)
HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3)
PHC 4069 Biostatistics in Society (3)
Data Analytics Concentration
CAP 4744 Data Visualization (3)
CAP 4763 Predictive Analytics (3)
ISM 4332 Project Management (3)
QMB 4600 Prescriptive Analytics (3)
- University Requirements (3 credits)
IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)
- Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
Total Credits Required: 120
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Academic Learning Compact
Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will be able to:
- Identify, evaluate, and acquire data from corporate databases and other sources.
- Prepare data for analysis using modern tools and methods.
- Design and implement effective data storage systems.
- Apply data analytics techniques and principles within business contexts.
Analytics and Informatics content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through ETS Major Field Tests, papers, exams, and projects completed in courses in the major, including CGS 3102 Data Analysis Spreadsheets, CAP 3786 Introduction to Data Mgmt, CAP 3793 Advanced Data Management, and CGS 3126 Tools for Data Analytics.
Additionally, all LCOB students must complete the business core with the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues related to the field.
- Demonstrate knowledge of global factors influencing business.
- Explain the importance of environmental responsibility.
- Understand main concepts & definitions in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, & operations management.
These are assessed using papers, projects and tests in GEB 4890, SCM 3005, FIN 3403, MAR 3023 and other undergraduate business courses.
Graduates will be able to:
- Prepare useful and accessible written reports.
- Work effectively within team environments.
Communication skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through papers and exams in courses such as, CGS 3102 Data Analysis Spreadsheets, CAP 3786 Introduction to Data Mgmt, CAP 3793 Advanced Data Management, GEB 4890 Business Strategy and SCM 3005 Supply Chain Management.
Critical Thinking Skills
Graduates will be able to:
- Extract, prepare, and transform data from diverse sources.
- Evaluate and use data analytics to support organizational strategies.
Critical thinking skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through papers, exams, and projects completed in courses in the major CAP 3793 Advanced Data Management and CGS 3126 Tools for Data Analytics.
Critical thinking skills are assessed by papers, projects, and tests in FIN 3403, GEB 4890, SCM 3005, ECO 2023 and other undergraduate business courses.
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Lutgert College of Business Accreditation
As the world's largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.
For more information, visit aacsb.edu.
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Admissions Information for the 2020-2021 Catalog Year
If you are not yet an FGCU student, visit the Admissions Office Website
If you are a newly-admitted FGCU student please be sure to sign up for an Eagle View Orientation session. As part of this session you will be meeting with an academic advisor who will assist you in registering for classes for your major.
Visit the Admissions Office Web site for information on admission deadlines of the university.
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Official Course Descriptions
Search for official course descriptions by using the Course Description Search utility.
Go to the Course Descriptions Search Web page, then follow these steps:
- Select an Academic Year from the TERM dropdown (required)
- Select a course prefix from one of the SUBJECT dropdowns (required)
- Enter search words in the TEXT field (optional, but will narrow the search results)
- Press Search
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Getting started with the Course Schedule Search
Search for program courses by using the Course Schedule Search utility.
Go to the Course Schedule Search Web page, then follow these steps:
- Select an Academic Year from the TERM dropdown (required)
- Select one or more of the search options to narrow your results (for example, CAMPUS, COLLEGE, DEPARTMENT, LEVEL, PREFIX*, COURSEATTRIBUTE**). For virtual or web courses, select VIRTUAL in the CAMPUS field.
- Press Search.
*A course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of an academic discipline (for example, ACG for Accounting , BSC for Biological Science, ENC for English Composition). See the Degree Requirements page for a list of courses (with prefix and number) that can be used to fulfill degree requirements.
**A course attribute identifies specific characteristics of courses that can be used in a Degree Evaluation to satisfy a degree requirement. (Course attribute examples are Humanities courses - GEHM and Social Science courses - GESO.)
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Information regarding Graduation Requirements, the Application to Graduate and the graduation process may be found at the link below.
ETS Major Field Test in Business:
As a Lutgert College of Business senior enrolled in GEB 4890 (Business Strategy) this semester, you are required to participate in the ETS Major Field Test for Business. The exam contains 120 multiple-choice questions designed to measure a student's subject knowledge and the ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods. Some questions are grouped in sets and based on diagrams, charts and data tables. The questions represent a wide range of difficulty and cover depth and breadth in assessing students' achievement levels.
For further information on the ETS Exam, please see ETS Major Field Tests (a description of the test, published by ETS).
The ETS Major Field Test is a graduation requirement. All potential graduation candidates must register online at https://www.registerblast.com/fgcu/Exam/List to complete the ETS Exam with the FGCU Testing and Assessment Office.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance,
please call the LCOB Office of Student Affairs at (239) 590-7302.
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