2015-16 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Department of Business Information Technology

Chair
Lorraine J. Willoughby

Phone: 701-858-3314
Toll-Free: 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3308
Department Phone: 701-858-3308

Email: lori.willoughby@minotstateu.edu

Business Information Technology Web Site: http://www.minotstateu.edu/business/bit_dept.shtml

Bachelor of Science with a major in Management Information Systems

General Education
General Education Courses
College of Business Required General Education Courses
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
College of Business Core Requirements
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ACCT 300Legal Environment of Business3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 318Business Communication3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
FIN 353Corporation Finance3
Courses Required for Management Information Systems Major
BIT 235Introduction to Web Site Design3
BIT 310IT Project Management3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
Programming Language (Dept. of Computer Science)4
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 370Web-Based Application Development3
BIT 440Enterprise Architecture3
BIT 441IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion3
BIT 453Systems Analysis3
BIT 470Projects in MIS3
Choose one of the following tracks:
Systems Analyst Track - 19 Semester Hours
ENGL 315Profes and Tech Writing3
CSCI 331Social Implications4
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 443Outsourcing Management3
BIT 452Client/Server Database3
BIT 460MIS Seminar3
OR
IT Manager Track - 18 Semester Hours
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 385Technology Management3
BIT 443Outsourcing Management3
BIT 444IT Security & Information Assurance3
BIT 445IT Audit Controls3
BIT 460MIS Seminar3
Electives (To meet the 120 SH graduation requirement)
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Business Information Technology

General Education
General Education Courses 138-40
Required Courses
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
BIT 318Business Communication3
BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BAS Courses for Major
BIT 235Introduction to Web Site Design3
BIT 310IT Project Management3
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
Programming Language3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 370Web-Based Application Development3
BIT 440Enterprise Architecture3
BIT 441IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion3
BIT 453Systems Analysis3
BIT 470Projects in MIS3
Total Hours89-91

Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Business Education

General Education
General Education Courses38-40
Required Business Education Core
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ACCT 300Legal Environment of Business3
BADM 120Fundamentals of Business3
BOTE 152Keyboarding II3
BIT 154Word Processing & Presentation Software3
BIT 235Introduction to Web Site Design3
BIT 236Business Design Tools3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 318Business Communication3
BIT 342Advanced Web Site Design3
BIT 385Technology Management3
BIT 421Philosophy of Career & Technical Education3
BIT 423Leadership in CTSOs3
FIN 251Personal Finance3
Professional Education Sequence
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 260LClinical I0
ED 282Managing the Learning Environment2
ED 282LClinical II0.5
ED 283Teaching Diverse Learners2
ED 284LClinical III0.5
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I2
ED 321LClinical IV0.5
ED 322Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II2
ED 323LClinical V0.5
ED 324LFall Experience0
ED 380Technology in Teaching 12
ED 493Student Teaching, Secondary (and ED 483) 116
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
PSY 255Child & Adolescent Psychology3
or PSY 352 Adolescent Psychology
BIT 391Methods of Teaching Business 13
Total Hours128-130

Business Education Minor

A business education minor is available only to students seeking or holding a major in another education area.

ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
BADM 120Fundamentals of Business3
BOTE 152Keyboarding II3
BIT 154Word Processing & Presentation Software3
BIT 385Technology Management3
BIT 391Methods of Teaching Business3
Select two of the following: 6
Spreadsheet Applications
Introduction to Web Site Design
Business Design Tools
Total Hours27

Management Information Systems Minor

Entire minor also offered online.

BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 310IT Project Management3
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 385Technology Management3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
Total Hours21

Virtual Business Minor

Entire minor also offered online.

BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 310IT Project Management3
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 440Enterprise Architecture3
BIT 441IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion3
BIT 443Outsourcing Management3
Total Hours21

Information Processing Concentration

Entire concentration also offered online.

BOTE 152Keyboarding II3
BIT 154Word Processing & Presentation Software3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
BIT 236Business Design Tools3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
Total Hours15

Marketing Education Concentration

Restricted to Business Education majors.

BADM 120Fundamentals of Business3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BADM 324Integrated Marketing Communications3
Total Hours12

Office Services Concentration

Entire concentration also offered online.

Select 10-12 credits from BOTE or BIT courses.10-12
Total Hours10-12

Certificate Program in Application Software Specialist

Non-degree program designed for students seeking software application expertise. Courses apply toward Bachelor of Science in MIS major. All courses also offered through MSU online. This program is for students who are not majoring in MIS.

BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
BIT 154Word Processing & Presentation Software3
BIT 236Business Design Tools3
BIT 310IT Project Management3
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
Total Hours18

Certificate Program in Web Development

Non-degree program designed for students seeking courses involving web site design. Courses apply toward Bachelor of Science in MIS major. All courses are also offered through MSU Online. This program is for students who are not majoring in MIS.

BIT 235Introduction to Web Site Design3
BIT 236Business Design Tools3
BIT 312Data and Information Management3
BIT 342Advanced Web Site Design3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 370Web-Based Application Development3
Total Hours18

BIT Courses

BIT 123. Technology-Personal Developement. 2 Hours.

Introduction to technology for personal development. Emphasis placed on how to exploit technology to achieve goals and improve quality of life.

BIT 154. Word Processing & Presentation Software. 3 Hours.

Pre-requisites: Previous computer experience.

BIT 220. Management Information Systems. 3 Hours.

Designed to provide an introduction to systems and development concepts, technology acquisition, and various types of application software that have become prevalent or are emerging in modern organizations and society. Also introduces students to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course is on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technology, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage.

BIT 235. Introduction to Web Site Design. 3 Hours.

Basics of web site design using HTML code and web editing software. Prerequisite: BOTE 127 or approval waiver.

BIT 236. Business Design Tools. 3 Hours.

Hands-on computer course that surveys current software packages in the area of desktop publishing. Prerequisite: BOTE 127 of approved waiver.

BIT 299. Special Topics In Bus Education. 1-8 Hour.

BIT 310. IT Project Management. 3 Hours.

The course is designed to examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information systems projects utilizing a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

BIT 311. Collaborative Computing. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to explore team creation, social environmental aspects, member roles, and virtual team management.

BIT 312. Data and Information Management. 3 Hours.

Provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organization information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data modes into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database.

BIT 318. Business Communication. 3 Hours.

Focuses on oral, written and nonverbal communication skills used in business. Emphasis on virtual and global communication, listening, and collaborative communication skills, and enhancement of communication using multimedia. Co-requisite: BADM 301. Prerequisites: ENGL 110 or approved waiver.

BIT 342. Advanced Web Site Design. 3 Hours.

Enhancement of students' skills to plan and develop well-designed web sites that combine effective navigation with the balanced use of graphics, text, and color. Offered on campus spring; online fall and summer Prerequisites: BIT 235 and BIT 236.

BIT 358. IT Infrastructure. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore topics related to both computer and systems architecture and communication networks.

BIT 370. Web-Based Application Development. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore e-Business technologies, web programming languages, databases, and use input.

BIT 385. Technology Management. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore current issues, approaches to the management of technology, the interaction of new technologies with existing technologies, legal and regulatory implications of technology, ethics, and the processes through which organizations generate and absorb technological innovations.

BIT 391. Methods of Teaching Business. 3 Hours.

Emphasizes the competencies needed for preservice teachers that may apply to the teaching of any business course. Special emphasis placed on classroom management strategies, unit development, lesson planning, evaluation and assessment option, along with other activities pertaining to the actual teaching experience. Offered on campus fall. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education and MOS certification at specialist level in Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

BIT 399. Independent Study General Bued. 1-4 Hour.

BIT 421. Philosophy of Career & Technical Education. 3 Hours.

Addresses the history, growth, legislation, and elements of career and technical education. Students research principles and practices of vocational business education and their relationship to general business education and other areas of career and technical education. Offered on campus fall. Co-requisite: BIT 432. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education and junior status.

BIT 423. Leadership in CTSOs. 3 Hours.

Study of planning and implementing of career and technical student organizations. Principles in developing co-curricular career and technical education curriculum are included.

BIT 440. Enterprise Architecture. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the design, selection, implementation, and management of enterprise IT solutions. The focus is on applications and infrastructures as applied within the business.

BIT 441. IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the issues and approaches managing change, managing the information systems function in organizations, and how the IS function integrates, supports, and enables various types of organizational capabilities.

BIT 443. Outsourcing Management. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the initiation of a sourcing decision and evaluation process through supplier selection and transition to outsourcing and insourcing.

BIT 444. IT Security & Information Assurance. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies, and procedures with respect to organizational IT Security and Risk Management.

BIT 445. IT Audit Controls. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the fundamental concepts of the information technology audit and control function. The main focuses of this course is on the understanding information controls, the types of controls and their impact on the organization, and how to manage and audit.

BIT 452. Client/Server Database. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the issues of managing database systems as essential organizational resources. Students learn the enterprise-data-architecture components, data storage configurations, and information retrieval methods.

BIT 453. Systems Analysis. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore systematic methodologies for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need, articulating business requirements for the technology solution, specifying alternative approaches to acquiring the technology capabilities need to address the business requirements, and specifying the requirements for the information systems solution.

BIT 460. MIS Seminar. 3 Hours.

The MIS seminar provides the students an opportunity to explore current issues, trends, and careers in the field.

BIT 470. Projects in MIS. 3 Hours.

The culminating experience fo all MIS majors. The application of concepts learned from courses taken in the College of Business core, Management Information Systems core, and tracks are applied to real world projects.

BIT 494. Independent Study Honors Bued. 1-8 Hour.

BIT 495. Seminars in Leadership Development. 3 Hours.

Special topics in leadership including concepts, principles, and processes to facilitate effective, compassionate, and ethical leadership within the leader/follower relationship. The course will examine the relevance of self-awareness, self-management, environmental situations, social awareness & responsibility, and relationship management in authentic leadership.

BIT 497. Internship. 3-9 Hour.

Internship allows the student to combine an on-the-job learning experience with related academic coursework. Prerequisite: Senior status, restricted to MIS majors.

BIT 499. Special Topics. 1-4 Hour.

Topics will vary from year to year.

BOTE Courses

BOTE 102. Keyboarding I. 3 Hours.

Basic instruction and practice in using the alphanumeric keyboard. Emphasis on proper fingering for touch operation of the keyboard, development of speed and accuracy, and exploration of business document formatting. Offered online only.

BOTE 127. Information Processing. 3 Hours.

Introduction to compter concepts, hardware and software applications, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and Internet. Course may be waived if students holds MOUS certification in Word, Excel, and Power Point at the specialist level.

BOTE 147. Word Processing. 3 Hours.

Use of current word processing software to create professional business documents including letters, memos, reports, tables, forms, brochures, and graphic aids. Advanced features in printing, macros, and merging also practiced. Prerequisite: BOTE 152 or at least one semester of high school keyboarding. Offered online only.

BOTE 152. Keyboarding II. 3 Hours.

Development of speed and accuracy in keyboarding straight copy and production activities. Emphasis placed on formatting and keying various business documents including memos, letters, reports, and tables from straight copy, rough drafts, adn unarranged material. Prerequisite: BOTE 102 or at least one semester of high school keyboarding. Offered online only.

BOTE 247. Spreadsheet Applications. 3 Hours.

Intermediate and advanced use of application software for creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases, and macros. Integration with other software applications is also reviewed.

Faculty

Chair

Lorraine J. Willoughby
PhD

Business Information Technology Faculty

Kristi Berg
PhD

Julianne Eklund
MS Business Education

Deanna Klein
PhD

Jan L Repnow
MS Business and Vocational Education

Sharon R. Reynolds
MS Business Education

Thomas J. Seymour
PhD

Linda Cresap
PhD

Adjunct professors

Andrew Aken
PhD

Colin Anderson

Jon Anglin
MSIS

Nick Bowersox
PhD

Rhonda Chicone
PhD

Nicole Dyess
MSIS

Alicia Eslinger
MSIS

Pan Kao
PhD