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Online Bachelor’s in Business Information Systems

Sharpen your Technology and Business Skills

Learn how to effectively utilize technology within your organization to advance your career.

Online Bachelor's in Business Information Systems
  • Program Overview

    Technology drives business. IT professionals no longer operate at the fringes of corporate interest — they are now integral to both revenue generation and long-term strategic planning. As a result, post-secondary training in Business Information Systems provides the solid foundation you need to empower a career in IT management, database administration, e-commerce development, or information governance.

    Business Information Systems Degree for Working Professionals

    At Stevenson University, we have designed our online Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems for working professionals who want to pursue a career in business with a focus in IT management or e-commerce technology. Students will acquire the skills to assess business problems using analytical and critical thinking to identify technology solutions that best empower organizational goals. The curriculum consists of core courses in systems architecture and development, in addition to networking, and database design.

    Students can select from two tracks of study based on their personal interests and career aspirations:

    Technology Management 

    Designed with business-related and technology-focused courses, this track positions graduates as well-rounded technology managers.

    With a Business Information Systems degree specializing in IT management, graduates are well positioned to succeed in the evolving tech market. A growing IT “skills gap” has many businesses searching for highly-skilled and dedicated technology experts, and with courses in database management, information security, management of business networks, and wireless technology solutions, Stevenson graduates are in high-demand.

    The growth of IT management-related skills also empowers career-driven flexibility by allowing you to tackle multiple roles in your organization and pursue more advanced career tracks as you gain both confidence and experience.

    E-Commerce Technology

    Our bachelor’s in Business Information Systems e-commerce track provides graduates the necessary skills to gain a competitive edge in today's global, web-based business landscape through learning web architecture and design technologies, e-business applications, and e-commerce business solutions.

    You will delve into Web architecture and design technologies, explore e-collaboration and social networking, gain skills in crafting XML e-business applications, and discuss current topics in e-commerce. At Stevenson University, it is our goal to prepare e-commerce track students for the rapidly changing corporate marketplace by addressing and incorporating real-world challenges and scenarios, and discovering creative ways to both meet expectations and design new models.

    Getting Started with your Business Information Systems Degree

    Earning your Business Information Systems degree online starts with our Web-based application process. Next, supply any official college transcripts from previous work (with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale) along with proof of 15 transferrable credits. Ensure you have at least two years of professional work experience, complete a personal statement about your professional and academic goals — and your application is ready for review by our experienced faculty members.

    Design your Future

    Our online courses in Business Information Systems are designed with you in mind. They are high on rigor, full of challenge, and crafted to ensure you receive the highest-quality online experience possible. The result? You are able to effectively architect your future — select a career path that interests you, choose the ideal study track, and you’ve got options, including:

    • Network management
    • Database administration
    • E-commerce design and implementation
    • Information governance
    • IT team lead
    • Information technology consultant

    The Stevenson Strategy

    At Stevenson, our academic programs are designed to deliver a distinctive, career-focused, and personalized learning path for students. In addition to challenging academic requirements, students are encouraged to apply real-world knowledge and seek real-world experiences to complement their in-class work. The goal is to ensure that your online bachelor of science in Business Information Systems does not just provide you the on-paper credentials needed to get an interview or land the job, but set you apart as a front-runner in corporate recruiting efforts, and provide the skills and confidence necessary to carry your career forward.

    Ready to get started at Stevenson? Apply today!

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  • Courses


    The online bachelor’s in Business Information Systems requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. 

    Major Requirements

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • ACC 140 Financial Accounting
    • IS 135 Advanced MS Office Applications
    • IS 140 Information Systems Architecture and Design
    • IS 150 Relational Database Design & SQL with MS Access
    • IS 170 Systems Development with UML
    • IS 201 Management Information Systems
    • IS 231 Network Technologies
    • IS 240 Programming Concepts with Visual Basic .NET
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory & Appl. (Tech Mgmt track only)
    • IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
    • MGT 210 Business Writing
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • One 300-400 level INBUS, MGT, or MKT Course

    Upper Division Courses

    Select three from the following:

    • IS 320 Human Computer Interaction
    • IS 350 IS Internship
    • IS 380 Information Security for the Organization
    • IS 475 Special Topics in Information Systems
    • IS 480 Technology Law
    • IS 481 Project & Knowledge Management

    Degree Requirements

    Track Requirements

    Technology Management 

    • 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


    • 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

    *On-campus Course

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
  • 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., M.A., Southwest Jiaotong Unviersity, China
    Ed.D., West Virginia University

  • Tuition


    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    The following reflects the total cost of a bachelor's degree if transferring in 60-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Bachelor’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Bachelor’s
    (60-Credit Hours)
    Business Information Systems $450.00 $1,350.00 $27,000.00*

    *Does not include books.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

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