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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

The Business Information Systems program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in business with a focus on information technology. The major satisfies the business sector's need for well-rounded technology professionals. As technology managers, graduates of this program are responsible for delivering information services to the end-user while cost-effectively administering their organization's information resources.

The Business Information Systems major consists of core courses in programming and network and database design followed by a career focus in technology management or e-commerce technology. After completing a series of practical IT courses, you will complete a sequence of dynamic business courses.

Graduates of the Business Information Systems program will:

  • Articulate technology skills learned and applied during academic career.
  • Perform those information technology tasks essential to chosen career path in application, network, or database design.
  • Communicate technology ideas with confidence and clarity in team meetings and public forums.
  • Demonstrate a professional competency in research, analysis, and business writing.
  • Converse in the languages of application, network, and database design.
  • Assess business problems using analytical and critical thought processes to identify the best technology solution.
  • Pursue an IT career and perform as a well-rounded technology professional, able to leverage talents and interests.

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Study Business Information Systems at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Business Information Systems Majors

Graduates of our Business Information Systems program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:

• Business Analyst
• Computer Hardware Engineer
• Database Administrator
• Multimedia Designer
• Network Administrator

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.

Courses

Courses

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor's degree in business information systems. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Major Requirements

FYS 100 First Year Seminar
ACC 140 Financial Accounting
IS 135 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 240 Programming Concepts
IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
IS 301 Principles of E-Commerce
IS 350 IS Internship
IS 365 Writing for IS Applications
MGT 204 Principles of Management
MGT 210 Business Writing
MKT 206 Principles of Marketing

One 300-400 Level INBUS, MGT, or MKT course

Take two of the following upper-level courses:

E-Commerce Track students must take IS 320 (E-Commerce Track Prerequisite)

Technology Management Track students may NOT take IS 380 (Technology Management Track requirement)

IS 320 Human-Computer Interaction
IS 380 Information Security for the Organization
IS 475 Special Topics in Information Systems
IS 480 Technology Law
IS 481 Project and Knowledge Management


Tracks

Students must choose and complete the courses for one of the tracks listed below. If a student completes a track offered under computer information systems, the student will be awarded the computer information systems degree.

Technology Management Track

IS 280 Data 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 Technology Track

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
Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors

Tracks

Technology Management Track

Upon completion of the technology management track, graduates will be able to:

  • Assess business problems and identify alternate technology solutions.
  • Explain the role of technology components in a network.
  • Apply key management principles in leading a project.
  • Discuss various IT alternatives with business and technology professionals.
  • Interpret the needs of customers and adapt them to different constituents

E-Commerce Technology Track

Upon completion of the e-commerce technology track, graduates will be able to:

  • Construct electronic commerce solutions using various web architectures and design technologies.
  • Assemble electronic collaboration environments and evaluate social networks in support of business initiatives.
  • Propose electronic commerce solutions for business problems and new business initiatives.
  • Discuss server to server web data exchange issues.
  • Explain and propose extensions to electronic commerce business models.

Minor

A minor in Information Systems is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog

Minors at Stevenson

BS/MS Option

The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in Business Information Systems who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master's degree in as little as one year after their bachelor's degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. For more information on this program see the Stevenson University Online Catalog.

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