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.
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.
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).
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).
English Language Proficiency
The School of Business Administration does not permit undergraduate students to register for courses in the School of Business Administration unless they are at the Advanced Level in ELI.