Department of Business Information Systems

Vision BIS
Our vision is to have global recognition for exceptional education, research, and leadership in Information Technology.

The mission of the Department of Business Information Systems is to enhance and nurture the intellectual, professional, academic, interpersonal and social development of students by providing lifelong learning opportunities focused on contemporary Information Technology for the dynamic global economy.
Business Information Systems Programs
The Information Systems Program prepares students to be effective users, developers, and managers of information technologies/systems in organizations.  It provides students with practical knowledge on how to determine the capabilities information technology can contribute to an organization and how to develop and apply information technology-based business solutions. The strength of BIS major lies in his/her ability to combine an understanding of business with the knowledge of information systems and technology to help organizations compete more successfully or streamline current operations. The Department offers Concentrations in:

Business Information Systems Industry
BIS-Industry Concentration prepares students to help organizations design and use systems for conducting transactions, managing information about customers, employees and suppliers, and ensuring the security of communications. They study how people adapt to new information technologies, and advise organizations how to make the most of the information available to them.

E-Business Technology
The concentration in E-business Technology prepares students to manage an organization's e-business efforts, including developing and overseeing a long range e-business strategy. E-business professionals champion the use and expansion of Web-based systems in meeting strategic goals.
Where could a degree in Business Information Systems take me?
Every company uses business information systems in all areas of their business. The training you receive in our business information systems program will prepare you to handle situations these companies face every day.
The IS professional is a “people-person,” and a “business-person,” but who can also “talk technology,” solving meaningful organizational problems. IS professionals translate information needs into technology needs and translate technological capabilities into new business capabilities. At graduation, students pursue diverse management and IS opportunities within corporations and consulting firms. Our recent graduates have accepted full-time positions at companies from a variety of business segments, with a median starting salary of about $60,000 a year.
What does it take to obtain a degree in Business Information Systems?
BIS students take the same basic business courses (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, etc.) as other business students and earn the same business degree (BBA). But BIS students also learn database, networking, web applications, etc., so they know how to help businesses leverage technology for competitive advantage. See the curriculum for details...

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