Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Systems, B.S.

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(Note: these admission requirements are NOT listed in the program description; it is in the department page (MBI requirements are in the program page and not in the department page)

Thinking about the discipline:

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems focuses on the broad information systems aspect of business theory and practice. Students will develop skills in:

  • Automating business processes such as project management and workflow analysis.
  • Managing information functions such as information systems auditing.
  • Quantitative analysis and decision making such as developing management dashboards and business data analytics.

On the edge of a digital revolution, the world of business and healthcare is relying more and more on technology for business process management, data analysis, and project management. BS in Business Information Systems degree will prepare students to enter the marketplace and start their careers in business, government institutions, educational organizations, healthcare facilities, and other knowledge based organizations.

Business Information Systems careers (for example, business and healthcare data analysts) are projected to be some of the fastest-growing careers through 2025.

Special opportunities for our students: Internships and co-ops may be used as electives in Business Informatics programs. Internship opportunities are very diverse and are continually being upgraded through the efforts of the department’s professional advisory boards and faculty. There is also an active student organization that provides outstanding professional networking opportunities at regular meetings and activities. Each year, the department faculty select the outstanding BIS student of the year.

Special admission requirements:

The Business Information Systems degree is AACSB-accredited and therefore prospective majors must meet selective admission requirements co-established with the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business. Students enter the program as a Pre-BIS major. Students are officially admitted to the program as a BIS major after meeting the following requirements:

  • Completion of the six courses in the selective admission group ACC 200 , ACC 201 , BUS 230 , ECO 200 , ECO 201 , and MKT 205  ) with a grade of C- or better in each, and
  • An overall NKU GPA of 2.5 or better or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the six selective admissions courses. 

All transfer students enter as pre-majors and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NKU in order to establish the NKU GPA for selective admission into the major, regardless of individual course completion status.

You should also know: All students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems automatically earn an interdisciplinary Minor in Business as part of their required course of study for the major degree. The Minor in Business satisfies the university’s minor/focus/second major requirement for graduation.

Degree Requirements (77 credits)


*These courses complete the required minor in Business.

BIS Electives - select one of the tracks below or select five department-approved courses (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

General Information Systems Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

Business Analytics Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

Information Systems Auditing Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

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