2014-15 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Department of Business Information Technology

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

Information Processing Concentration


BOTE 152Keyboarding II3
BOTE 147Word Processing3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
BIT 236Business Design Tools3
BIT 312Data and Information Mgmt3
Total Hours15


Office Services Concentration


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

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 Mgmt. 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 App 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. Coordinating Techniques. 2 Hours.

Study of cooperative office and other work experience programs. Principles in developing career and technical education materials as well as the utilization of community resources are presented. Study of business education curriculum is also included. Offered on campus fall. Co-requisite: BIT 421. Prerequisite: junior status and admission to teacher education.

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 & Info 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 technolgoy audit and control function. The main focues of this cours is on the understanding information controls, the types of controls andtheir 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 explor 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.



Lorraine J. Willoughby

Business Information Technology Faculty

Kristi Berg

Julianne Eklund

Deanna Klein

Jan L Repnow

Sharon R. Reynolds

Thomas J. Seymour

Linda Cresap

Adjunct professors

Andrew Aken

Pan Kao


Nicole Dyess

Gary Ramey