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B.S. in Business Information Systems

You not only learn the technology but you also learn how to be a professional within an organization.

- Joe Snider

 

Overview

ONLINE OR ONSITE

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Information Systems degree program is offered in online format, and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The program is designed for working professionals who are employed in businesses or public organizations. The curriculum enables graduates to assist and lead in the planning, development, and operation of information systems. Such systems are used to streamline and automate processes, solve problems, and 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, with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary for successfully implementing and supporting computer and information systems. The program also helps develop the skills necessary to serve as a liaison between management and information technology departments.

Graduates of this program may find employment as database administrators, systems analysts, computer support analysts, or programmer-analysts.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of decision making from a Christian worldview.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of a broad set of technical skills used in business information systems.
  3. Develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your degree in approximately 18-20 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts courses are offered through Indiana Wesleyan University and are available at many sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
41 Total1 $424 / credit hour $424 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
1 Information Technology minor adds 18 credit hours to bachelor's program.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Apply Now

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Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

MGT-302,BIS-216,COM-325,BIS-220,BIS-344,BIS-346,MGT-421,ACC-310,BIS-324,BIS-320,BIS-353,BIS-460

Information Technology Minor

Available to all non-Business Information Systems majors within the College of Adult and Professional Studies or the School of Nursing-Post Licensure program. Courses may not count toward a minor and a major at the bachelor level. (Total of 18 credit hours)

Core Courses

CIT-112,CIT-140

Also choose four of the following:

CIT-120,CIT-220,CIT-260,CIT-262,CIT-270,CIT-272

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the B.S. in Business Information Systems program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous college or university studies at regionally accredited colleges or universities or at an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  3. Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or from an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before starting the core program. A maximum of 40 credit hours may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.

NOTE: If you already have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, IWU’s unique Bridge Program can allow you to immediately start working towards your Bachelor degree. Call a Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Major in Business Administration baccalaureate degree from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours.
  2. Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.25 or as specified in a program of study and a minimum of 30 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  3. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours in Liberal Arts as follows:
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
    • 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
    • 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
    • 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
    • 3 credit hours in Mathematics
    • 3 credit hours in Natural Science
    • 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities
  5. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Information Systems degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see  www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Information Systems program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.