Business Information Minor

Business Information Systems Management Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Alex Citurs


The business information systems management minor (BIS management minor) focuses on how information systems are used to improve organizational performance and transform basic business structures appropriately. The minor is designed to develop and enhance skill sets needed for current or future careers across discipline fields and industries. The flexibility in the BIS minor enables students to acquire information systems skills most relevant to their career paths, major programs of study, or secondary areas of interest.
Upon completion of the minor, a student will be able to analyze, design, and manage information systems and associated processes in a wide variety of organizations. This minor provides students with valuable skills and knowledge in the management of information systems resources, which constitute up to a third of the total assets of businesses and organizations today. The BIS minor requires 18 credits and is suitable for any Eastern student, including transfer and non-traditional students. At least four of the courses below should be taken at Eastern.
BIS minor allows flexible combinations that complement many majors providing great job opportunities.
The BIS Minor is designed to incorporate a variety of BIS elective courses to select from that will provide the matching complementary information systems and technology skills for several majors (i.e. Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Digital Art, Economics, and more) and discipline concentrations (i.e. Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management).
Learn more about BIS minor elective courses that complement various majors and concentrations.

Minor Requirements (18 Credits)

I. Three core courses (9 credits)
BUS205Information Management (Prereq: LAC-T1M)0-3
361 or
Business Information Systems and Web Technologies or
Systems and Operations (these are cross-listed) (Prereq: BUS 205 recommended)
BUS370Systems Analysis and Design (Prereq: BIS/BUS 361 or corequisite)3
II. One of the following courses (3 credits)
ACC201Principles of Accounting 13
BUS201Principles of Management3
BUS225Principles of Marketing (ECO 201 recommended)3
BUS245Business Finance (Prereq: MAT 101 or higher and ACC 201)3
BUS260Operations Management (Prereq: MAT 216 or ECO 215 or Equivalent)3
IIII. Two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits)
BIS364Introduction to Social Informatics (prereq: BUS 205)3
BIS365Emerging Technologies and Business Applications (prereq: BUS 205)3
BIS367Human-Comp Interface Health-IS3
BIS368Inter-Org. Info Systems3
BIS375Electronic Commerce (Prereq: BIS/BUS 361)3
BIS377Organizational Website and Database Management (Prereq: BIS 370)4
BIS430Enterprise Resource Planning and E-Business (Prereq: BIS 370)3
BIS440Business Data Communications and E-networks (Prereq: BIS 370)3
BIS442Information Technology Project Management (Prereq: BIS 361 with BIS 370 recommended)3
BIS447Business Intelligence and Data Solutions (Prereq: BIS 377 or permission)3
BIS462Seminar in Healthcare Informatics (LAC - T2IT like BUS 205)3
ACC420Accounting Information Technology & Business Solutions (Prereq: ACC 302 & ACC 310)3
BUS445Case Studies in Financial Mgmt. Using Electronic Spreadsheets (Prereq: BUS 245)3
BUS469Seminar in Special Topics (E-business)3

Optional BIS 490 Internship available to replace BUS 490 for Business Administration majors with permission.

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