Business

Enterprise Systems and Analytics

The Department of Enterprise Systems and Analytics offers programs to students who aspire to become a professional in enterprise systems or business analytics, or a combination of both. Skills in enterprise systems, which include enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, have long been in high demand by corporations that seek to integrate their functional systems and business processes both within the organization and with their suppliers, customers, and other business partners.  Business analytics is an important domain that focuses on the applications of predictive analytics and machine learning to help address complex issues in business.  A combination of enterprise systems and business analytics skills allows our graduates to not only manage enterprise business processes and information, but also compile and analyze data generated by the enterprise systems.

Why Major in Enterprise Systems and Analytics?

According to PayScale, the average salary for Enterprise Systems engineers is $92,500, with the top 10 percent earning more than $180,000.  Career opportunities for professionals in the field will remain strong because companies will continue to improve and expand their enterprise systems to keep up with their competitors, and meanwhile the supply of qualified college graduates with enterprise systems skills is not keeping pace with employer demand. This means that both current and future career opportunities and earning potential will continue to be very favorable for Enterprise Systems majors.

Similarly, according to PwC, jobs in business analytics, will grow by 26% in the finance and insurance industries, 45% in manufacturing and 46% in retail. A degree in Business Analytics offers students the opportunity to make sound, integrated business decisions in marketing and sales, production, manufacturing, logistics and human resources, among others, using big data and statistical analyses. On average, starting salaries in business analytics can be as high as $129,800 per year, making them among the highest paid specialties in business. Companies like The Home Depot, IBM, Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan Chase, UPS and many others use business analytics in their day-to-day operations.

Why the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University?

  • International accreditation from AACSB International

Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.

  • A caring environment

Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.

  • Interaction with faculty and business leaders

Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence programs.

  • First-rate facilities and computer labs

The Department of Enterprise Systems and Analytics is housed in the Parker College of Business building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.

  • Outstanding student organizations

The Department of Enterprise Systems and Analytics’s student organizations offer many opportunities to build leadership skills and lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members. They prepare you for professional life through a variety of professional development programs, tutoring services, and meaningful community service projects.

  • Internship opportunities

Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to enterprise systems and analytics practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jumpstart your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.

Information Systems • P.O. Box 7998 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-4747 • ISDept@georgiasouthern.edu