(60 semester hours minimum)
Incorporating selected courses beyond those required in the Business Administration core, the Business Information Systems (BIS) option allows for a focus on the creation and administration of information systems to improve the performance of organizations. Students enrolled in the option will also identify and apply strategies to integrate the fundamentals of organizational management with information technology. According to the CT Department of Labor, job growth in Computer and Information Systems Managers is expected to grow much faster than average. Although much of the growth in this area is expected to require a bachelor’s degree or higher, the BIS program prepares students to go on to either entry level jobs in the field of information technology management and/or transfer to the CSU’s through the TAP articulation.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, learners who complete the Business Administration: Business Information Systems degree will:
- Identify information technology solutions available in business decision making scenarios (students will be assessed through individual research papers, group presentations and tests);
- Apply various information technology solutions to decision making scenarios (students will be assessed via papers as well as individual and group case studies);
- Demonstrate an ability to facilitate communication between and integration of decision makers and technology resources (content area individual assessments (i.e. tests) and case studies).
While students entering the program are not required to have successfully completed the Basic Skills Assessment requirement to enroll in Program Core courses without prerequisites, practice has shown that for success students should first complete the BSA courses or be taking them concurrently with Program Core courses. Students are also recommended to have basic keyboarding skills.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Jennifer Oliver.