Faulkner University

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

Program Objectives

  • Provide exposure to a common body of knowledge across the business disciplines.
  • Equip the student to perform a broad range of essential functions within an information systems environment (e.g., using sophisticated application software to collect, mange, and analyze data; acquiring programming skills in one or more languages; analyzing and designing systems).
  • Prepare the student to make strategic level decisions specifically within the information systems context for business entities.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a business environment.
  • Provide an education that incorporates a distinctly Christian perspective on ethical issues and related concerns arising in specific business and or information systems course content areas.
  • Prepare students to secure employment within the business field.
  • Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in business or related professional fields.
Core Curriculum Requirements: Sem. Hrs.
54 - 58
Christian Literacy 8/12
Life of Christ (BI 1211/13311) 2/3
Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314) 2/3
Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) 2/3
Bible electives (2 or 3 hours) 2/3
Cultural Heritage Literacy 12
Western Cultural Heritage Series (HU 1310; 1320) 9
American Cultural Heritage 3
Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 10
Mathematics (1340 Business Calculus or higher) 3
Natural Science 3
Physical Science 3
Natural or Physical Science lab 1
Information and Communication Literacy 15
Composition and Literature
English Composition I and II (EH 1301 & 1302) 6
English/American Literature (EH 2301 or 2303 or 2304) 3
Communication
Speech Communication (EH 1303) 3
Technology
Computer Application (CA 1302) 3
Personal and Social Literacy 9
Physical Education (PE 1300 required) 3
PE Activity Course (two courses 1 semester hour each) 2
Freshmen Experience (FE 1111) 1
Social or Behavioral Science
Macroeconomics (BA 2303) 3
Professional and Major Required Business Courses: 57
ACF 4310 Managerial Finance 3
BA 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
BA 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
BA 2305 Business Mathematics 3
BA 3310 Professional Writing and Communications 3
BA 3340 Business Statistics 3
EC/ACF 2310 Personal & Consumer Finance 3
BIS 2376 BASIC Programming 3
BIS 3300 Database Management 3
BIS 3320 Business Spreadsheets 3
BIS 3340 Microcomputer Accounting 3
BIS 3386 Advanced Programming: Visual BASIC 3
BIS 4320 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BIS 4340 Web Page Architecture 3
BIS 4345 Advanced Programming: HTML 3
BIS 4390 Seminar in Information Systems 3
BIS 4380 Internship/Project in BIS 3
MN 3300 Principles of Management 3
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing 3
Christian Literacy 10 -12
Upper Level Courses
Marriage and Family (BI 3311) 3
Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) 3
Upper Level Textual Electives (2 courses at 2/3 semester hours each) 4/6
Total Minimum Hours for Graduation 121-127

NOTES

Forty-eight (48) upper level hours are required for graduation if upper level Bible courses are taken for 3 hours; forty-four (44) upper level hours are required if upper level Bible courses are taken for 2 hours. See section on Graduation Requirements for other requirements.

Macroeconomics is a requirement for graduation for all business majors.

Finite Math, Business Mathematics, Personal & Consumer Finance and Accounting I and Accounting II should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

The vast majority of the computer courses are available during daytime hours only.

Course Requirements for E-Commerce Emphasis 12
BIS 3387 Advanced Programming: JAVA 3
BIS 3388 Database Programming 3
BIS 4345 Advanced Programming: HTML 3
BIS 4395 Seminar in E-Commerce 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation 133-139

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