Business Administration, B.S. - Business Information Systems

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Students must take a minimum of 50 percent of the major and concentration courses at Southern Connecticut State University.

Business Administration Requirements (33 Credits)
ACC 200 – Principles of Financial Accounting (‘C’ or better)
ACC 210 – Managerial Accounting (‘C’ or better required)
BIS 370 – Business Information Systems (‘C’ or better)
ECO 100 – Principles of Macro-Economics (T2CC)
ECO 101 – Principles of Micro-Economics (T2GA)
ECO 270 – Applied Business Statistics (‘C’ or better)
FIN 300 – Corporate Finance (‘C’ or better)
MGT 240 – Business Law and Ethics (‘C’ or better)
MGT 285 – Management and Organization ('C' or better required)
MGT 450 – Business Policy and Strategy Seminar (‘C’ or better)
MKT 200 – Principles of Marketing (‘C’ or better)

Business Information Systems Concentration (27 Credits)
BIS 371 – Information System Analysis and Design Techniques (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 375 – Decision Support Systems (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 400 – Global Information Systems (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 430 – Project Management (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 460 – Information Security Management (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 470 – Business Information Systems Design (‘C+’ or better required)

Select three courses from:
BIS 372 – Database Management (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 380 – Cloud Computing for Business (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 385 – Design and Administration of Business Messaging Systems (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 390 – GetVirtual (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 398 – Special Topics (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 410 – AI for Business Systems (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 415 – Technology for Real Estate Professionals (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 420 – Business Process Design and Improvement (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 497 – Internship (‘C+’ or better required)
BIS 498 – Advanced Special Topics (‘C+’ or better required)


CSC 200 – Information Management and Productivity Software (T1TF)
MAT 125 or MAT 150 – Mathematics Cognate (T1QR)
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


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.