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Business Information Systems (B.S.B.A.)

Department of Business Education and Business Information Systems, College of Business

Effective Fall, 2008

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements and 7 general education electives, a total of 60 semester hours is required for a major in business information systems. Elective courses complete the balance of the university's 120-hour requirement for a bachelor's degree. Several specific general education courses are required in this major. They include:

20.101 Composition I

90.333 Business Communications

25.103 Public Speaking

40.121 Principles of Economics I

40.122 Principles of Economics II

40.256 Business and Economic Statistics

53.118 Matrix Algebra

Choose one of the following two courses:

40.156 Business and Economic Mathematics
53.123 Essentials of Calculus

Requirements for the Major - A total of 48 credits in core business courses and business information courses is required. Required courses include:

91.220 Financial Accounting

91.223 Managerial Accounting

92.150 Introduction to Information Technology

93.244 Principles of Management

93.481 Business Policies and Strategies

94.321 Principles of Business Information Systems

94.322 End-User Project Management (fall only)

94.302 End-User Solutions

94.330 Telecommunications (spring only)

94.340 Networking Design and Administration (spring only)

94.375 Data-Driven Web Dev (fall only)

94.405 Training and Development in Business Systems (fall only)

94.409 Cases in Business Information Systems (spring only)

96.313 Introduction to Corporate Finance

97.310 Marketing: Principles and Practice

98.331 Law and Legal Environment

300- or 400-level business elective with advisor's approval

Electives and Free Electives - Students must choose 12 semester hours at the 300+ level in elective courses from General Business, Accounting, Computer and Information Systems, Management, Business Information Systems, Finance, Marketing and Legal Studies, with the exception of 90.402, 90.403, 90.404 and 90.406