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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BUIS)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business Information Systems Concentration)      

The thrust of the Business Information Systems concentration is to provide student with strong foundation in the analysis, design, development, implementation, use and management of information systems and technology to create business and societal value. The curriculum provides global IT perspectives, and stresses the acquisition and application of critical thinking, communication, and appropriate managerial skills to information processing and problem solving in business, public sector, and other organizations. You will be equipped to become an effective communication link between the functional area managers and computer specialists in these organizations.  The study program will also prepare you for graduate study and research.  

The BUIS concentration is designed to provide students the tools and enhance their background in order to participate and excel in this exciting field. The emphasis of the concentration is on the application of information systems and technology as well as on the study of technology in general. Students who specialize in business information systems can work in the following exciting positions and more:

  • Business information system analyst/designer/developer/engineer
  • User consultant
  • Business information systems project manager
  • E-commerce specialist/consultant
  • Business application systems consultant
  • Business application systems sales representative
  • Database analyst/designer/developer/administrator
  • Information analyst
  • Small systems consultant
  • Project analyst
  • Information systems auditor

PROGRAM GOAL

The business information systems concentration is designed to teach students in-depth skills that will enable them to develop and manage computer-based information systems. The concentration will prepare the student to be an effective communication link between the functional area managers and computer specialists in an organization and in the business world.

The BUIS concentration will provide the analytical framework and the methodologies to analyze, design, implement, and manage complex information systems. It will also place emphasis on fundamental skills that will be directed toward developing critical thinking, verbal and written communication, and organizational planning.

PROGRAM LEARNING GOALS

1.1 Conduct research and evaluate information using the appropriate methods of the discipline

1.2 Document knowledge gained from research using the APA format and Style Guide

1.3 Create documents using word processing software

2.1 Analyze and discuss critical and emerging technological issues in information systems management

2.2 Produce graphical and visual presentations of data using presentation software

2.3 Orally demonstrate in class knowledge gained from research paper

3.1 Apply skills in analysis, synthesis and problem solving

3.2 Create and use Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) to design the architectures and structures of database systems

3.3 Define and create queries to sort, categorize, organize, search and retrieve data from a database management system

3.4 Analyze data using What-ifs and Pivot Tables using spreadsheet software

4.1 Identify the major issues associated with the design and implementation of information systems in a global business environment

4.2 Identify the cultural, political, and geoeconomic challenges that confront managers in the management of global information technologies

4.3 Understand the fundamental concepts of outsourcing and offshoring information technologies and information systems

5.1 Complete the appropriate MFT during the final semester of their senior year

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Core Courses (48 semester hours)

BUAD 100 - Business Mathematics

MGMT 101 - Introduction to Business

ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 212 - Principles of Accounting II

FINA 212 - Principles of Finance

MKTG 231 - Principles of Marketing

MGMT 334 - Organizational Behavior

MGMT 341 - Principles of Management

BUAD 350 - Business Law I

BUAD 351 - Business Law II

MGMT 440 - Business Strategy & Policy

ECON 321 - Money & Banking

ECON 351 - Business & Economics Statistics

ECON 483 - Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

MGMT 480 - Production & Operations Management

Economics elective (300 or 400 level)

 

Business Information Systems Concentration (21 semester hours)

BUIS 305 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming for Business

BUIS 360 - Information Systems for Management

BUIS 361 - Analysis and Design of Information Systems

BUIS 362 - Databases for Business

BUIS 461 - Telecommunications Systems for Business

BUIS 462 - Decision Support Systems

BUIS 463 - Electronic Commerce

Business or Economics Electives*

General Elective

*300-400 level selected from the courses listed above

Note: Calculus and computer languages courses may be used as a business/economics elective.

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS SAMPLE PROGRAM

Freshman Year

First Semester

MGMT 101 - Introduction to Business

ENGL 101 - Composition and Literature I

FRSE 101 - Freshman Seminar

HEED 102 - Life and Health or

IDIS 210 - Contemporary Health Issues for Women

MATH 125 - College Algebra

Second Semester

ENGL 102 - Composition and Literature II

HIST 114 - African American History to 1865 or

HIST 115 - African American History Since 1865

PHIL 103 - Introduction to Principles of Reasoning

COMM 101 - Oral Communication or

COMM 103 - Public Speaking

BUAD 100 - Business Mathematics

Sophomore Year

First Semester

ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting I

ECON 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics or

ECON 212 - Principles of Microeconomics

ENGL 361 - Technical and Report Writing I

BUIS 260 - Computer Applications in Business

Natural Science Elective

Second Semester

ACCT 212 - Principles of Accounting II

ECON 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics or

ECON 212 - Principles of Microeconomics

MGMT 241 - Principles of Management

BUIS 305 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming for Business

Natural Science Elective

Junior Year

First Semester

MKTG 231 - Principles of Marketing

FINA 320 - Principles of Finance

BUAD 350 - Business Law I

ECON 351 - Business and Economics Statistics

BUIS 360 - Information Systems for Management

Social Sciences Elective

Second Semester

BUAD 351 - Business Law II

BUIS 361 - Analysis and Design of Information Systems

BUIS 362 - Databases for Business

ECON 321 - Money and Banking

Business School Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

MGMT 344 - Organizational Behavior

BUIS 461 - Telecommunications Systems for Business

BUIS 463 - Electronic Commerce

ECON 483 - Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making

General Elective

Second Semester

MGMT 440 - Business Strategy and Policy

BUIS 462 - Decision Support Systems

MGMT 480 - Production and Operations Management

Arts and Humanities Elective

Economics Elective (300 or 400 level)

 

For more information, please contact:

Tony Yorkman, ABD, MS, Lecturer
Coordinator of Business Information Systems Program
Management Information Systems Department
Center for Business and Graduate Studies Room 3328
14000 Jericho Park Road,
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: 301-860-3649
Fax: 301-860-3593
Email: tyorkman@bowiestate.edu

Or

David Anyiwo, PhD, Chair
Phone: 301-860-3626
Fax: 301-860-3593
Email: danyiwo@bowiestate.edu