Simply stated, information systems professionals understand how to apply information technology to a context. Business Informatics is the study of information systems in the context of business. Health Informatics is the study of information systems in the context of health care. But there is a lot more underlying those statements.
First, Information Systems (IS) is a much broader term than Information Technology (IT). When you study Information Systems, you must understand technology AND how technology fits into the business or health care system. You have to take into account how people interact with technology, how information is stored and retrieved, how information creates new information, how to manage the introduction of information technology into a business or health care organization, how to present information in support of your argument or position, etc.
With a MBI degree, you may design a decision support system to help managers make multi-million dollar decisions or be asked to help implement the new information system that helps keep track of the inventory for a company or asked to do quality assurance on the next financial accounting system for you company. In all cases, you are asked to help because you can understand and explain how technology can help solve the problem.
The NKU Business Informatics program has topics and courses that prepare you to work in all of these areas in the business or the health care context. The MBI is accredited by AACSB International, the premier business accrediting body. The MBI also holds an international top-20 rating for the Business Analytics curriculum.