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Business Information Systems

Get into the Growing IT Industry

Business Informations program is designed to complete your degree and find career success quickly. 

  • Program Overview

    Are you interested in information technology or e-commerce technology?

    If so, why not make a career of it? Whether you're new to the field of business information systems or want to enhance your skills, our program can teach you to deliver information and information services to the end-user, and to administer the information resources cost-effectively-skills valued by today's employers.


    Stevenson's adult undergraduate B.S. in Business Information Systems for is designed for those who are interested in pursuing or building on a career in business with a focus in information technology management or e-commerce technology. The skills that you can learn in this program are sought after by organizations in which information forms the basis for competing both nationally and globally. The program's blend of practical business and technology courses will prepare you to enter business as a well-rounded professional who can think analytically, assess a business problem, and select the best technology solution. Most courses are offered either online in an 8-week format or in an 8-week hybrid format where students meet one night per week. Some courses are offered in a 16-week online format.

    You can also tailor your degree to your interests through one of two tracks: the Technology Management track and the E-Commerce Technology track. The Technology Management track begins with a series of practical courses in systems, data, security, and network management followed by a sequence of courses in business management, marketing, and entrepreneurial leadership. The track's blend of business-related and technology-focused courses will position you as a well-rounded technology manager. The E-Commerce Technology track gives you an edge in today's global, Web-based business landscape. In this track, you'll take courses in Web architecture and design technologies, e-collaboration and social networking, e-business applications, and e-commerce business solutions. A B.S. to M.S. option is available if you want to combine your bachelor's degree coursework with work for a master's degree in one of our graduate programs.

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  • Courses


    Course Schedule 2014-15

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2015.

    Course Schedule

    In addition to completing the University's Core Curriculum, students in Business Information Systems will complete the following courses:

    Major Requirements

    • IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    • IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design
    • IS 150 Relational Database Design and SQL with MS Access
    • IS 170 Systems Development with UML
    • IS 201 Management Information Systems
    • IS 231 Network Technologies
    • IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
    • Three of the following courses:
      • IS 320 Human Computer Interaction*
      • IS 350 IS Internship
      • IS 380 Information Security for the Organization**
      • IS 480 Technology Law
      • IS 481 Project and Knowledge Management
    • IS 240 Programming Concepts with Visual Basic.NET
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application (BIS Technology Management Track Only)***

    *For students in the e-commerce technology track, IS 320 is required as it is a prerequisite to a track course.
    **For students in the technology management track, IS 380 will count for the track requirement.
    ***Students in the technology management track may choose IS 260, Presentation Theory and Application as an alternative to IS 240. However, a later switch to another Business Information Systems or Computer Information Systems track will require the completion of IS 240.

    Secondary Requirements

    • ACC 215 Principles of Accounting I
    • ENG 210 Business Writing
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • Elective Any 300-400 Level INBUS, MGT or MKT Course


    Students must also complete the courses for one of the following tracks:

    Technology Management Track

    Track-Specific Courses

    • IS 280 Data & Database management
    • IS 380 Information Security for the Organization
    • IS 385 Management of Business Networks
    • IS 386 E-Commerce Business Solutions
    • IS 387 Wireless Technology Solutions for the Office

    E-Commerce Track

    Track-Specific Courses

    • IS 343 Web Architecture and Design Technologies
    • IS 361 E-Collaboration and Social Networking
    • IS 386 E-Commerce Business Solutions
    • IS 443 XML E-Business Applications
    • IS 462 Current Topics in E-Commerce
  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Two years of professional work experience.
    • Official college transcripts from each college previously attended.
    • At least 15 transferable credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Faculty



    Steven Engorn (1989)
    Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Information Technology, and
    Director of Graduate and Professional Studies Technology
    A.A., Catonsville Community College
    B.S., American University
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland


    Marie K. Armentrout (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Salisbury State University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Cary B. Barker (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.A., Shippensburg University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Patrick M. Carroll, Jr. (2005)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland, University College
    M.S, George Washington University

    Tonia Cristino (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Nadine W. Edwards (2003)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland
    M.Ed., Salisbury University

    William E. Folson (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., University of Maryland, University College

    Esther L. Gunter (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Dean L. Horvath (2009)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., The State University of New York
    M.S., University of Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Paul Insley (2010)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Stevenson University

    Terrence L. Lillard (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S.E.E., Tuskegee University
    M.B.A., Strayer University

    John J. O'Neill (1976)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.B.A., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.S., Stevenson University

    David E. Patrick (2004)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S.E., Loyola College of Maryland
    M.S., Towson University

    Karl Schroeder (1999)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

    Sarena R. Schwartz (2000)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.S., Villa Julie College

    Ronald L. Shaffer, Jr. (2007)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Strayer University
    M.S., Capitol College

    Stephen E. Windsor (2006)
    Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology
    B.S., Towson University

    Jinsong Zhang (2008)
    Adjunct Professor, Information Technology
    B.A., Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, China
    M.A., Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, China
    Ed.D., West Virginia University

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $495
    Fees: $125

    If you have earned an Associate's Degree from a Maryland community college, please contact us at 1-877-531-7118 to determine if you are eligible for a tuition discount.

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