Business Information Systems Major

Major in Business Information Systems
2015 BIS Senior Seminar with Dr. Petkov
BIS 461 - Seminar in Information Systems and Business Strategy (Section 2)
Upsilon Pi Epsilon
National Honor Society in Computing Science
AITP - 3rd Place Award
National Database Driven Website Competition (Omaha, NE)
Dr. Steve Glynn (Senior User Experience Engineer from Timex)
Speaking about Human Computer Interfaces and Information Systems
AITP - 1st Place Award
National Database Driven Website Competition
Cigna Information Session
Representatives Speak to Students about Career & Internship Opportunities
(AITP) Assosiation of Information Technology Professionals
Work Session - National Database Driven Website Project Team

Description and Objectives

Eastern Connecticut State University introduced in August 2003 an undergraduate program in Business Information Systems (BIS). This program will address a surging demand for applied business information systems graduates with broad business and liberal arts backgrounds and a thorough understanding of information systems and applied technologies.

The Business Information Systems major goes beyond the usual study of management information systems to emphasize E-business, enterprise resource planning and transaction processing, using web technology. It focuses on an understanding of how information systems should be administered and how they can be used to improve the performance of organizations. The BIS program incorporates the fundamentals of organizational management, business concepts and of information technologies. The principal theme of the BIS major is the development of business and organizational strategies, and interpersonal communication structures that truly reflect the revolution in telecommunications and integrated organizational information systems. The underlying objective is to provide a basis for life-long learning in a diverse world of social and technological change.

The BIS program prepares students for a wide range of career paths in both business management as well as specialized information systems and technology positions. The BIS core, required of all students, includes a comprehensive set of basic business and information technology requirements. Beyond that, it includes the study of organization behaviour in the presence of the new technologies, effectively leveraging business structures and information systems, and a capstone seminar on information systems and business strategies.

Requirements and Resources

Program Admission

Minimum GPA: 2.5

NOTE: Any student who’s GPA falls below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the major.

Declaration: Students may declare a major in BIS at any time and be assigned a BIS faculty adviser. Students should print and complete the change of major form located here

Program Contact:
Dr. Alex Citurs
Business Information Systems Coordinator
(860) 465-0077

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