Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Business, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovation - Major

Business, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovation is an interdisciplinary major combining elements of business, artificial intelligence, leadership, and innovation. This program provides a technical foundation in AI and related technologies. This major will give students an understanding of the creativity and innovation needed to identify beneficial artificial intelligence opportunities within a firm or organization. Students will become change agents and develop an innovative mindset to create leading edge solutions for an organization.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop Strategies: Analyze scenarios and integrate diverse business principles to devise innovative organizational strategies.
  • Communicate Across Contexts: Exhibit excellence in written, oral, and visual communication skills across academic and professional environments, engaging effectively with peers, supervisors, and instructors.
  • Apply Data Science and AI: Conduct situational analyses and skillfully apply contemporary data science, generative AI and other technical methodologies to solve problems.
  • Evaluate Ethical Implications: Utilize ethical and moral theories to scrutinize opportunities and challenges in business and digital innovation, assessing potential actions and their outcomes.
  • Understand AI Contributions: Understand the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in supporting operational and strategic objectives.
  • Implement AI Solutions: Apply leadership, teamwork, and project management skills to implement effective artificial intelligence solutions.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

BAII Sample Program

Fall Semester, 1st Year Spring Semester, 1st Year
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics   3
ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics  (1) 3 BLDR 202 Data Analysis and Decision Making   3
FYS/PEQ (2) 3 TAS 239 Can Computers Think? An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning   3
BLDR 222 Organizational Behavior   3 PEQ (3) 3
TAS 211 Revolutionary Computing: Programming and Problem Solving for a Better World   3    
Fall Semester, 2nd Year Spring Semester, 2nd Year
BLDR 233 Leading Innovation   3 BLDR 218 Job Search Preparation    1
MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3 BLDR 315 Project Management   3
TAS 251 Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics   3 PEQ with lab (7) 4
PEQ (4) 3 PEQ (8) 3
PEQ (5) 3 Health & Wellness 0
    Liberal Arts Elective (1) 3
    Elective 3
Fall Semester, 3rd Year Spring Semester, 3rd Year
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I    3 ACT 264 Managerial Uses of Accounting Information   3
BLDR 323 Talent Development for High Performance Organizations   3 BAII 433 AI Strategy and Process Improvement   3
ECO 349G International Business and Economics   3 Integrative Studies (IS-1) 3
Liberal Arts Elective (2) 3 Integrative Studies (IS-2) 3
Liberal Arts Elective (3) 3 Elective 3
Fall Semester, 4th Year Spring Semester, 4th Year
DEIB designated course 3 TAS 449 Technology, AI, and Society Capstone   3
BAII 483 Business, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovation Internship   3 Liberal Arts Elective (BLDR 410  recommended) 3
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0 Elective 3
FIN 349 Corporate Finance   3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Integrative Studies (IS-3) 3