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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


Business Administration: Information Systems

Open the door to the future of business and technology with the information systems specialization in the Bachelor of Science business administration program at BGSU. 

Dive into a program that empowers you to:

  • Analyze and fulfill an organization's information requirements
  • Strategically plan computer-based systems
  • Oversee their seamless implementation and operation 

You will graduate with a blend of business acumen and technical expertise, as well as the problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills crucial for success in the tech-driven business environment. 

The information systems specialization also is available as a minor.

Why study business and information systems at BGSU in Ohio?

  • Active student organizations. Network with industry experts and your peers in the Business Innovation and Technology Group and Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary and professional organization for students majoring in accounting and information systems. The BGSU student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is rated #2 in the U.S.
  • Exceptional career outcomes. 98% of BGSU graduates embark on successful careers, pursue advanced degrees or even kickstart their own businesses within six months of graduation.
  • Immersive education. Hands-on opportunities outside of the classroom give you real-world skills that build your resume and impress potential employers.  
    • Internships: Gain job experience as early as freshman year. Over 73% of graduates complete one or more internships. Nearly all interns are paid, with an average salary of $19 an hour.
    • Technology skill development: Gain industry-recognized skills and certifications through your coursework and co-curricular activities.  
    • Study abroad: Our extensive international opportunities allow you to form connections with university partners worldwide. Gain a global perspective that improves your business skills and sets you apart in the competitive job market.
  • Expert faculty. Receive a cutting-edge education from our world-renowned faculty members who are actively involved in industry and bring current issues into the classroom. They are thought leaders whose trailblazing research shapes the future of business practice and theory.
  • Strong corporate and alumni network. Connect with over 1,000 organizations through our strong corporate and alumni network. These relationships provide invaluable opportunities for mentorship, internships and future career paths.
  • Community of support. The Business District is a live-in learning community in which residents forge connections with fellow business students and enjoy additional support and unique opportunities.
  • Career prep. Our dedicated career coach in the college will help you navigate your career journey with confidence. We support your success – from your first internship to landing that full-time job. An annual Meet the Firms night lets you connect with companies and build your professional network.

Ranked among the top business schools in the U.S. for student experience

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Career – what can you do with a specialization in information systems?

The intersection of business and technology in the BGSU specialization in information systems opens a world of career possibilities in the ever-evolving tech landscape – whether you envision yourself as a systems analyst, database administrator, IT consultant or cybersecurity expert.

Organizations increasingly rely on technology to enhance productivity and profitability. You will graduate with the skills employers demand – a strong foundation in business and information systems, along with critical problem solving and communication skills. 

Career paths

  • Business intelligence analyst
  • IT consultant
  • Information solutions architect
  • IT auditor
  • Systems analyst


Median starting salary for BGSU business graduates –
among the highest in Ohio


The BGSU information systems specialization curriculum delves deep into:

  • The systems approach
  • Methods of systems design
  • The strategic application of information systems as strategic tools within organizations

The program provides in-depth study of:

  • Business processes in companies
  • Social media analytics
  • Business data communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Electronic commerce
  • Security in information systems
  • Database management systems
  • Information systems analysis, design and development
  • Project management

Required courses

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Sample courses

  • Business Process Management with SAP
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Systems Security
  • Systems Analysis and Design

One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible

Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations

The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Individualized Business
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Premier entrepreneurship program

The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.

You can take courses in:

  • Real estate entrepreneurship
  • Women and social entrepreneurs
  • Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
  • Innovation and disruption

Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.

Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.

Updated: 11/21/2023 04:50PM