2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied Business Information Technology

Program Mission

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...

Goal Outcome
Demonstrates the technical skills to develop, document, troubleshoot, and implement Information Technology programs in a variety of environments.Discusses the people, hardware, software, netowrk, data, and procedures of an organization’s information system.
Describes if and how systems provide information to management that is relevant, reliable, timely, and readily accessible.
Explores issues surrounding ethics and security as they relate to Business Information Technology.
Uses modern application development products as prototyping tools in the systems development process.
Selects and applies appropriate techniques to create a solution for a business problem which could include system or web site or program development.
Gains breadth and depth in the technical aspects of the discipline.Demonstrates knowledge of system architectures, operating systems software, application software tools, and interconnection of information resources through networking.
Determines hardware/software selection and demonstrates troubleshooting, and navigating a network.
Installs, configures, and uses technology.
Applies technical Business Information Technology principles and values in a production environment.Synthesizes and applies Business Information Technology principles to compete in an economy based on information exchange.
Discusses issues surrounding ethics, security, and global management as they relate to business information systems.
Plans and prepares for careers or graduate education where a strong MIS foundation is required.Communicates with IS professionals and educators.
Selects and designs an appropriate business solution for a capstone project.

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.

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 Mgmt3
Programming Language3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 370Web-Based App Development3
BIT 440Enterprise Architecture3
BIT 441IS Strategy, Management, & Acquistion3
BIT 453Systems Analysis3
BIT 470Projects in MIS3
Total Hours89-91

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Can be completed at either MSU or other institutions.


Management Information Systems Minor

Entire minor also offered online.

BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 310IT Project management3
BIT 311Collaborative Computing3
BIT 312Data and Information Mgmt3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 385Technology Management3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
Total Hours21

Virtual Business Minor

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
 

Select four of the following:12
Keyboarding II
Word Processing
Spreadsheet Applications
Business Design Tools
Data and Information Mgmt
Total Hours12

 

Office Services Concentration

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 Mgmt3
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 Mgmt3
BIT 342Advanced Web Site Design3
BIT 358IT Infrastructure3
BIT 370Web-Based App Development3
Total Hours18