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BS - Business Information Systems

BS - Business Information Systems

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 for scholarship information, student research, resources, and more.

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.

Salary Expectations
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.

Professional Core

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

Information Assurance
BIT 471        Building an Information Protection Program
BIT 472        Information Security Safeguards
BIT 473        Information Systems Threat Assessment 

Web Development
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


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Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).

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