May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems BBA

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Information Systems (IS) combines 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 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 - 120

Cognates - 12

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

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% (31.5 credits) of the course work for the BBA degree (63 credits = 39 credits in the BBA core + 24 credits in BBA required/elective major courses).

Maintaining Academic Standing

Students must complete the required and elective major courses (24 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 24 credits of the major.

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

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered at approved off-campus locations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Identify the major theory and concepts of business across business functional areas.
  • Incorporate relevant quantitative and qualitative data in the analysis.
  • Identify relevant business theories in analyzing business issues and apply appropriate theories in addressing business problems.
  • Deliver oral presentations clearly, confidently, and in an organized format, and present their written thoughts in a coherent narrative to articulate complex ideas.
  • 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

Graduates of this program will be able to:

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

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