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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018

Information Systems BBA


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Program Description


Information Systems (IS) combine computer hardware, software and telecommunication networks with people who use them. It is the link between the technical specialist and specialists in the field where the technology is applied. Communication skills and a good understanding of management, organizational behavior and business practices are critical in designing and maintaining a successful information systems.

The Information Systems major is designed to produce graduates equipped with the ability to integrate information systems into the business environment, to explore methods of leveraging business functions through information systems, and to function in entry-level, information systems positions with a basis for continued career growth. The curriculum reflects input from both industry and universities and responds to industry requests for increased emphasis in technical orientation and improved skills for managers in strategic uses of information systems.

Total Credits: 124


Major Requirements


Major Electives—6


 Choose two courses from the following:

Business Major Course/GPA Requirements


Students must complete the required and elective major courses (27 credits) with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+). The GPA is figured including all courses attempted—even those in which a D is received and which, therefore, do not apply towards the 27 credits of the major.

All information systems majors must obtain a C minimum grade in ACCT 122 .

Cognates—3


General Electives—11


 Sufficient credits to complete the 124 credits required for graduation.

Andrews Core Experience - 44


Students must take all courses designated in the Andrews Core Experience: Professional Degrees  while noting the following approved course substitutions. Note: if a student changes to another degree program, these course substitutions will no longer apply even if already completed.

Additional Requirements


Transfer Credits


The School of Business Administration does not accept 100-200 level courses (i.e. lower division) as transfer work to replace 300-400 level courses (i.e. upper division).

Residence Requirement


Students must complete in residence in the School of Business Administration at Andrews University a minimum of 50% (33 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (66 credits=39 credits in the BBA core + 27 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).

Program Objectives


Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify the major theory and concepts of business across business functional areas.
  • Students will be able to incorporate relevant quantitative and qualitative data in the analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify relevant business theories in analyzing business issues and apply appropriate theories in addressing business problems.
  • Students will be able to deliver oral presentations clearly, confidently, and in an organized format, and present their written thoughts in a coherent narrative to articulate complex ideas.
  • Students will be able to identify Christian perspectives when approaching business issues and understand the Judea-Christian foundation of personal and professional integrity, accountability, and experience positive spiritual growth.

Major Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate the major concepts, theory, and practice of their specific Concentration in Information Systems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate that the rigor and content of their Information Systems courses adequately prepared them for their
    careers in business.
  • Students in Information Systems will be able to articulate that their understanding of Christian Principles and ethics related positively to their
    professional careers.

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