Bachelor - Business Information Systems

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The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program at Ashford University can help you prepare for a career working with information systems, networking systems, and e-business administration. If you would like more information about the BA in Business Information Systems program, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University will introduce you to management theory, accounting, microeconomics, business law, and statistical analysis for managers. You will have the opportunity to study e-commerce strategies, technical writing methods, current programming languages, coding, event-driven programming, and algorithm design. The program examines computer architecture, information systems models, information security, software and hardware acquisition, computer networks, data transmission protocols, and database management systems. Coursework includes methods for assessing and aligning organizational functions, staff, business processes, and technology with organizational goals; strategic information technology planning; project management techniques, including workflow assessment, quality control, and performance evaluation; and project procurement management, including procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract closeout.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program, you should be interested in computer systems, information technology, and the ways that organizations utilize information systems. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Ashford University's online Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program requires 120 credits to complete. It consists of 46 general education credits, 45 major credits, and 29 elective credits.

Business Information Systems Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
INF 220 IS Principles
BUS 311 Business Law I
BUS 308 Statistics for Managers
COM 340 Technical Writing
INF 231 Programming Concepts
INF 340 Business Systems Analysis
INF 322 Database Management Systems
INF 325 Telecommunications & Networking Concepts
BUS 352 e-Business
INF 410 Project Management
INF 336 Project Procurement Management
MGT 497 Strategic Technology Planning for Organizations

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program, you could have the technical skills to seek entry-level positions in information systems and information technology departments in corporations, manufacturing and retail companies, financial institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Upon successful completion of the program, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information technology manager

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems program can help you prepare for graduate studies in an information systems-related field. Earning a master's degree can help you develop advanced or specialized technical skills which can prepare you for mid- and upper-level employment opportunities. Graduates of the BA in Business Information Systems program may be interested in master's programs such as:

  • Master of Science in Business Information Systems
  • Master of Information Systems Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Information Systems

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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