Aug 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Business Informatics


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Location: Griffin Hall 400
Telephone: 859-572-6366
Fax: 859-572-5398
Email Address: bis@nku.edu
Web Address: http://bis.nku.edu
Department Chair: Frank Braun
Program Director(s):

BIS Program Coordinator: Frank Braun
HIN Program Director: Gary Ozanich
Library Informatics Program Coordinator: Threasa Wesley

Other Key Personnel:

Senior Operations Coordinator: Sue Murphy-Angel
Academic Coordinator: Christa Witt
Academic Specialist: Aaron Zlatkin

Full-Time Faculty: Chad Anderson, Kalyani Ankem, Frank Braun, Tony Burk, Teuta Cata, Mary Chesnut, James Hughes, Sarah Mann, David Manning, Brad Metzger, Brandi Neal, Gary Ozanich, Vijay Raghavan, Joseph Rubleske, Toru Sakaguchi, Charles Slaven, Crystal Summers, Xiaoni Zhang

Thinking about the discipline: The business informatics department offers three complementary contexts for the study and application of information technology: business, healthcare, and library science. These programs focus on the broad information systems aspect of business theory and practice. Students will develop skills in:

  • Automating business processes such as project management and workflow analysis.
  • Managing information functions such as information systems analysis and design.
  • Quantitative analysis and decision making such as developing management dashboards and business data analytics

On the edge of a digital revolution, the world of business and healthcare is relying more and more on technology for business process management, data analysis, and project management. NKU’s Department of Business Informatics will prepare students to enter the marketplace and start their careers in business, government institutions, educational organizations, healthcare facilities, and other knowledge based organizations.

Business informatics careers (for example, business and healthcare data analysts) are projected to be some of the fastest-growing careers through 2025.

Special opportunities for our students: Internships and co-ops may be used as electives in Business informatics programs.

Special admission requirements: The Business Information Systems degree is AACSB-accredited and therefore prospective majors must meet selective admission requirements co-established with the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business. This selective admission requires students to complete the 10 courses listed in the Selective Admission Courses section of the “Degree Requirements: B.S. - Business Information Systems ” table with a C- or better and have a minimum GPA of 2.50.

Special graduation requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems requires completion of the minor in Business.

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