Business Information Systems
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Information Systems is an academic program designed for the working professional employed in a business or public organization.
The curriculum is designed to enable graduates to assist and lead organizations in the planning, development, and operation of information systems. Such systems are used to streamline and automate processes, to solve problems, and to provide communication channels. The program stresses skill development in the areas of analytical thinking, communication, object-oriented programming, database management systems, networking, security, and Web development, in addition to finance and marketing. The emphasis in this program is in developing the skills necessary to be successful in implementing and supporting computers and information systems. The program also helps develop skills necessary to serve as a liaison between management and information technology departments.
Students in this program must maintain a personal Internet Service Provider, and must own or have access to a personal computer throughout the program.
Also, it is strongly recommended that students have a working knowledge of the Windows operating system as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications.
The curriculum will be completed in the order established by Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.
The minor in Information Technology is available to a bachelor degree seeking student in the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Courses may not count toward both a minor and a major. Six of the credits for the minor may be earned through transfer of courses from an accredited institution, through credit by examination, or through an IWU Assessed Learning Portfolio. The same courses offered in the classroom setting are also offered via the Internet. Details are available at Online-Delivery.