May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Information Systems, B.S.

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(Note: these admission requirements are NOT listed in the program description; it is in the department page (MBI requirements are in the program page and not in the department page)

Thinking about the discipline:

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems focuses on the broad information systems aspect of business theory and practice. Students will develop skills in:

  • The analysis and design of information systems, business processes, and databases;
  • Data analysis, data visualization, and data mining to solve business problems;
  • The management of IT projects and enterprise information systems; and
  • Strategic decision making around information systems.

In the midst of a digital revolution, the world of business and healthcare is relying more and more on advanced technologies for information systems management, data analytics, and project management. A  Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Information Systems will prepare students to enter the marketplace and start their careers in businesses, government institutions, educational organizations, healthcare facilities, and other knowledge-based organizations.

Business Information Systems careers (for example, business and healthcare 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. Internship opportunities are very diverse and are continually being upgraded through the efforts of the department’s professional advisory boards and faculty. There is also an active student organization that provides outstanding professional networking opportunities at regular meetings and activities. Each year, the department faculty select the outstanding BIS student of the year.

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 100 , ECO 101 , 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.

You should also know: 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.

Degree Requirements (77 credits)


*These courses complete the required minor in Business.

BIS Electives - select one of the tracks below or select five department-approved courses (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

Information Systems Management Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

Business Analytics Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

Information Security Management Track (15 credits)

Total Credits 77

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