Mar 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Business Informatics

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Location: Griffin Hall 400
Telephone: 859-572-6959
Fax: 859-572-5398
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Department Chair: TBA

Other Key Personnel:

Senior Operations Coordinator: Sue Murphy-Angel
Academic Coordinator: Monique Walker
Academic Specialist: Grant Beccacccio

Full-Time Faculty: Rupesh Agrawal, Kalyani Ankem, Ali Balapour, Susan Brudvig, Tony Burk, Teuta Cata, Mary Chesnut, Kevin Jiang, Peiwei Li, Sarah Mann, Bradley Metzger, Souren Paul, Vijay Raghavan, Joseph Rubleske, Crystal Summers, Lynn Warner

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. Students enter the program as a Pre-BIS major. Students are officially admitted to the program as a BIS major after meeting the following requirements:

  • Completion of the six courses in the selective admission group (ACC 200, ACC 201, BUS 230, ECO 200, ECO 201, and MKT 205) with a grade of C- or better in each, and
  • An overall NKU GPA of 2.5 or better or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the six selective admissions courses.

All transfer students enter as pre-majors and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at NKU in order to establish the NKU GPA for selective admission into the major, regardless of individual course completion status.

Special graduation requirements: :  All students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems automatically earn an interdisciplinary Minor in Business as part of their required course of study for the major degree. The Minor in Business satisfies the university’s minor/focus/second major requirement for graduation.



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