Business Administration, B.S. - Concentration: Business Information Systems

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Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the Business Administration Requirements, and at least 50 percent of the Concentration Requirements at Southern Connecticut State University.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning (select one):
MAT 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
MAT 150 - Calculus I

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software

Tier 2 - Global Awareness:
ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:  
ECO 100 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


60 Credits Required

Business Administration Requirements
33 Credits Required

ACC 200
 – Principles of Financial Accounting (‘C’ or better required)
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting (‘C’ or better required)
BIS 370 – Business Information Systems (‘C’ or better required)
ECO 100 - Principles of Macro-Economics
ECO 101 - Principles of Micro-Economics
ECO 270 - Applied Business Statistics (‘C’ or better required)
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 240 – Legal Environment of Business (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 305 – Organizational Behavior (‘C’ or better required)
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar (‘C’ or better required)
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing (‘C’ or better required)

Business Information Systems Concentration
27 Credits Required
(‘C+’ or better required)

BIS 371 – Information System Analysis and Design Techniques
BIS 375 – Decision Support Systems
BIS 400 - Global Information Systems
BIS 430 – Project Management
BIS 460 – Information Security Management
BIS 470 – Business Information Systems Design

Select three courses from:
BIS 380 - Cloud Computing for Business
BIS 385 - Design and Administration of Business Messaging Systems
BIS 398 - Special Topics 
BIS 410 - AI for Business Systems
BIS 415 -
BIS 420 - Business Process Design and Improvement
BIS 497 - 
BIS 498 - Advanced Special Topics


15 Credits Required

CSC 200 — Information Management and Productivity Software
MAT 125 or MAT 150 — Mathematics Cognate
MGT 200 - Managerial Communication

Select two courses from:
ACC 370 - Accounting Information Systems
CSC 152 - CS1: Programming Fundamentals
CSC 207 - Computer Systems
MKT 341 - Digital Marketing


Take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Although 6 of these credits may be taken within the School of Business, students are encouraged to take all their free electives outside the School of Business.