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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 Coordinator(s):

BIS Program Coordinator: Teuta Cata
Library Informatics Program Coordinator: Mary Chesnut
MBI Program Director:  Ben Martz
MHI Program Director::  Tamuchin McCreless
MHI Program Coordinator: Crystal Summers

Other Key Personnel:

Department Coordinator: Marilyn Taylor

Full-Time Faculty: Chad Anderson, Kalyani Ankem, Frank Braun, Tony Burk, Teuta Cata, Mary Chesnut, Samuel Goh, James Hughes, David Manning, Ben Martz, Tam McCreless, Brad Metzger, Brandi Neal, Gary Ozanich, Vijay Raghavan, Joseph Rubleske, Toru Sakaguchi, 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 software analysis and design and databases.
  • 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 requirements 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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