The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (BSBIS) gives you the advanced technical skills, theory and practice principles, and strategic expertise needed for success in this field. You will graduate ready to excel in your career, with academic credentials that exceed the requirements of most IT professional groups.
Course work includes systems security, database design, and Web services architecture. We prepare you for a wide array of information technology jobs including LAN administrator, programmer, systems analyst, data center manager, web site manager, and technical services director. Visit our IAC page
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Recognition from the U.S. National Security Agency
Our graduates enter the marketplace armed with a degree from a college with national recognition for its IT programs. Walsh College was recently among an elite group of 100 colleges designated as Centers of Academic Excellence by the United States National Security Agency. If you are a female and already working or interested in national security or defense the Women in Defense HORIZONS - Michigan Scholarship is available is for you. Learn more
Opportunities for Employment
As the business world’s reliance on computer technology continues to expand, so do the job prospects for information technology graduates. Graduates begin their careers as entry-level programmers and then, after several years, progress to senior programmer, and finally to systems analyst or business analyst. Opportunities for programmers familiar with a variety of programming languages and particularly newer languages that apply to computer networking, database management, and artificial intelligence remain abundant.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average starting salary for college graduates with a bachelor degree in the computer sciences is $38,000 to 53,000. With added experience, the median salary range increases to $62,000 to $124,800.
BS - Business Information Systems Program Format
Within five years of your application to admission into the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (BSBIS) program you must transfer course work in the area of computer information systems or technology.
BSBIS students have additional admission requirements, which include:
- One course in programming (3 sch)
- One course in networking fundamentals (3 sch)
Earning a degree in Business Information Systems requires a total of 127 semester credit hours. You can transfer of up to 82 credit hours and a minimum of 45 credit hours (15 courses) taken while in residence at Walsh College. The BSBIS program requires completion of all courses in the professional core and major.
Equivalency guides outline the courses transferable to Walsh as prerequisites to advanced course work and for completion of degree requirements.
The * courses are typically transferred from a community college or another accredited educational institution. Additional transfer equivalencies may be established, depending on the course taken and the transfer tuition.
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I*
ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II*
COM 210 Principles of Business Communications*
COM 300 Communications Essentials**
COM 320 Business Communication Methods
COM 340 Professional Communication
ECN 201 Principles of Economics I*
ECN 202 Principles of Economics II*
MGT 201 Principles of Management*
QM 202 Statistics Methods for Business*
QM 301 Statistical Inference for Management Decisions
**COM 300 is required of all students who score below 4 on the Walsh College communications placement exam.
| Core Courses
BIT 301 Business Information Technology Theory & Practice
BIT 404 Business Analysis I
BIT 405 Business Analysis II
BIT 411 Intranet/WEB/E-Commerce
BIT 414 Introduction to Data Analytics
BIT 415 Data Analytics Techniques
BIT 416 Business Process and Systems Engineering
BIT 419 Collaborative Business System Design
BIT 420 Collaborative Business System Development
BIT 446 Information Systems Security
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 303 Financial Accounting Concepts
BIT 425 IT Auditing
BIT 471 Building an Information Protection Program
BIT 472 Information Security Safeguards
BIT 473 Information Systems Threat Assessment
BIT 451 Principles of Web Design
BIT 452 Fundamentals of Active Web Page Scripting
BIT 453 Advanced Web Technologies
BIT 454 Rich Internet Application Development