Business Information Systems BS

Total Units Required: 120

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems requires completing a lower-division core prior to taking most upper-division core courses. Successful completion of the lower-division core allows students who have declared the BSIS major to advance to the upper-division core and into their specialty option courses. Business Information Systems currently offers three options: management information systems (MINS), operations and supply chain management (OSCM), and business analytics (BANA).

The management information systems option is the bridge that connects business with technology. MINS option focuses on innovative uses of technology to address business needs or to harness business opportunities. MINS students learn how to design, implement, maintain, and secure data and information systems that support business operations and managerial decision-making. They can serve in various organizational roles such as IT project manager, systems or business analyst, IT consultant, business intelligence analyst, and user experience (UX) designer.

The operations and supply chain management option integrates information systems with logistics and supply chains. This program combines enterprise resource planning (ERP) with an international business approach. The OSCM option focuses on designing, planning, execution, controlling, and monitoring the supply chain activities, which include movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from the point of origin (the supplier) to the point of consumption (the business or retail customer).

The business analytics option focuses on identifying, exploring, and analyzing data for solving business problems. Students learn how to design databases, build data warehouses, manage big data, develop reporting and business intelligence platforms, visualize data, create dashboards, and apply appropriate analytical methods for business decision-making. Some of the topics covered include data mining, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), data wrangling, SQL, NoSQL, OLAP, OLTP, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

Students who have declared the BSIS major must receive a verified grade of C or higher in each of the lower-division core courses in order to advance into most of the upper-division core and option courses. If students receive a grade of C- or lower in one of the lower-division core courses, that course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is attained. Courses for the BSIS majors are listed under Course Requirements for the Major.

More information about College of Business programs, with helpful advising information for first-year and transfer students, is available by contacting

Business Student Advising and Services
Glenn Hall 321