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Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems

With an online business information systems degree that is IACBE accredited, you will build a repository of skills in the modern business environment. The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems degree from Ashford University enables graduates to understand the interaction, planning, development, operations of information systems and information sharing within a business or organization. Scholarships are also available.

What Is Business Information Systems?
Business information systems are sets of connected procedures that include the analysis and organization of business information through the application of technology. A business information systems degree explores these procedures and ideas by teaching students how to blend core concepts from a traditional business administration degree and a technology related degree. These concepts can include management, operations and information systems. All businesses contain information related to their products and internal structure. With this degree, you will learn how to comprise this business information through technology. This specific major is directed toward practical applications in the business world and is less theoretical than a traditional information systems degree. You will learn how to formulate and develop business-strategic plans while aligning information system principles with business strategies. This online degree is for individuals who want to work with computers while specifically utilizing them to design, build, and evaluate business-related information systems.

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What you will learn

Your online business information systems courses focus on information technology planning, networking, e-business strategies, strategic data utilization, and business management, as well as problem-solving and leadership in designing, developing, and implementing new or existing information systems within businesses and organizations. Upon completion of your business information systems degree, you will be able to:

  • Apply analytical, logical, and critical thinking abilities in the development of effective information systems solutions
  • Evaluate information systems and enterprise solutions appropriate to meet presented business challenges
  • Compare and contrast the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, providers, and society
  • Develop alternative information systems solutions appropriate for addressing business problems
  • Evaluate processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within the business application environment
  • Apply knowledge to make responsible decisions when addressing professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities relevant to the Information Technology discipline
  • Employ collaborative team skills to accomplish a common goal.

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Your Courses in Business Information Systems

Coursework for this information systems degree includes database management, systems analysis, technology planning, programming concepts, business law, and procurement.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Emphases for Business Information Systems

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following emphases:

Cognitive Studies

Environmental Management & Sustainability

Public Administration

Public Relations

Web & Mobile App Technology

Bachelors in Business Information Systems

Big business relies on big data and the information systems professionals who protect and maintain data. Dr. Karen Ivy, Chair of the bachelor’s in business information systems, explains how this online degree prepares students for information systems careers related to business in this video.

Careers in Business Information Systems

When you complete your business information systems degree online from Ashford, you will have the foundation needed to pursue a number of careers in which diverse business and technology knowledge is a must. By blending technological systems with the appropriate business knowledge, you will have desirable skills that are applicable to many of today’s organizations. Take a look at your potential career options below.

Business Information Systems Careers

Is a Business Information Systems Degree worth it?

All businesses contain information related to their products and internal structure. With this degree, you will learn how to comprise business information through technology. If you are interested in technology and computers, but want an education that provides a solid background in business directed toward real-world application instead of theory, then pursuing an information systems degree can be a great fit for you. This online degree is for individuals who want to work with computers while specifically utilizing them to design, build, and evaluate business-related information systems.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems degree is IACBE accredited.

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