2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
Applied Business Information Technology
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business Information Technology graduate is a technical person who is knowledgeable of many facets of information technology and is able to assimilate information technology skills.
The BAS in Applied Business Information Technology graduate will ...
|Lead and collaborate information systems project in a professional manner.||Lead cross-functional global teams, discuss globally distributed projects, and work effectively in diverse teams.|
|Negotiate with internal and external constituents when solving MIS problems.||Communicate with users about funding, resources of time, staff, and features; distinguish between providers regarding service levels; examine and illustrate with providers regarding quality and performance of deliverables; and facilitate negotiations between competing internal interests.|
|Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in the information systems environment.||Analyze the ethical and legal implications of complex situtations; analyze the risks associated with complex systems; solve complex problems; use quantitative analysis techniques appropriately and effectively; and enhance innovation and creativity in oneself and others.|
|Identify and design opportunities for IT-enabled organizational improvement.||Ensure alignment between IT strategy and organizational strategy; improve organizational processes with information technology solutions; understand and design the role of information systems in managing organizational risks and establishing controls; identify and exploit opportunities created by emerging technology innovations; understand and document information requirements; improve various stakeholders' experience in interacting with the organization, including issues in human-computer interaction.|
|Analyze and evaluate information systems sourcing alternatives.||Identify and design high-level solution and sourcing options; analyze and document the feasibility of various options; compare solution options using multiple decision criteria; create a financial justification for choosing between alternatives; and evaluate cultural differences for options that cross geographical boundaries.|
|Design and implement information systems solutions.||Design enterprise architectures; identify, evaluate, and procure detailed solution and sourcing options; configure and integrate organizational solutions using packaged solutions; design and implement solutions that provide a high-quality user experience; design secure systems and data infrastructures; design and implement applications; manage and explore organizational data and information; manage information systems development/procurement resources; and manage information systems projects.|
|Managing ongoing information technology operations.||Manage the use of enterprise technology resources; manage application performance and scalability; maintain existing information sytems; manage relationships with technology service providers; secure data and systems infrastructure; and ensure business continuance.|
|Synthesize business knowledge, practices and theories in generating and presenting a discipline specific project.||Deliver a professional presentation to an audience of MIS professionals and peers.|
BAS BIT Program Guidelines
Guidelines for Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program:
- Students must have an AAS to be accepted into this program.
- Student must complete General Education requirements at MSU or another institution.
- There are special exceptions to MSU policy that apply only to North Dakota residents, who need only 42 credits from MSU to complete the degree.
- If a student has completed his/her AAS out of state, all regular MSU policies apply (meet MSU General Education requirements, 60 credits at 4-year institution and at least 30 credits from MSU).
- A minimum cumulative total of 128 credits is required to graduate.