The management information systems specialization deals with the application of computers to business problems. The program provides in-depth study of the use of the systems approach, methods of systems design, and the application of the computer as a functional tool within an organization (see IS program requirements and course descriptions). Graduates of this program can
- analyze an organization's information needs
- plan a computer-based delivery system to meet these needs
- direct the implementation and operation of the system
The IS specialization at BGSU ranks among the best in the country. According to BusinessWeek, it ranks #24 among all public universities and ranks #50 among all universities.
- Abundant opportunities for employment in the rapidly expanding area of computer-based information systems.
- Since the failure of most computer-based information systems is not technical in nature but arises from the inability of individuals to design and use the systems properly, continued high demand for graduates trained in information systems is expected.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the employment of computer systems analysts will grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 127,700 new computer systems analyst positions will be added to the workforce between 2012 and 2022.
- Career Path (typical):
- Begin as programmer/analysts
- Move on to positions of responsibility in management.
- Industry segments:
Increasingly society is relying upon computer-based systems and the professionals who design and control them.
The recruitment of students in management information systems for positions in business and industry has been extremely heavy in recent years. Bowling Green is a leading supplier of entry-level systems professionals.
Check your Undergraduate Catalog for Prerequisites
- A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course required for the IS specialization.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:
Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application
Outcomes: Students will -
- Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
- Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.
Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
Outcome: Students will -
- Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
- Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.
Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
Outcomes: Students will -
- Effectively write a business document.
- Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
- Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.
Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.
Outcomes: Students will -
- Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
- Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
- Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here.
The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. For more information, click here.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
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