Eastern Connecticut State University introduced in August 2003 an undergraduate program in Business Information Systems (BIS).
This BIS program will address a surging demand for applied business information systems graduates with broad business and
liberal arts backgrounds and thorough understandings of information systems and applied technologies.
The Business Information Systems (BIS) major goes beyond the usual study of management information systems to emphasize E-business,
enterprise resource planning and transaction processing, using web technology. It focuses on an understanding of how information
systems should be administered and how they can be used to improve the performance of an organization. The BIS major incorporates the
fundamentals of organizational management, of business and of information technology. The principal theme of the major is the
development of business and organizational strategies, and interpersonal communication structures that truly reflect the revolution
in telecommunications and integrated organizatoinal information systems. The underlying objective is to provide a basis for life-long learning in a diverse world of social and
The BIS program prepares students to go on to wide-ranging careers in business management as well as in specialized information systems and technology jobs.
The BIS core, required of all students, includes a comprehensive set of basic business and information technology requirements.
Beyond that, it includes the study of organization behavior in the presence of the new technologies, effectively leverages business structures and information systems, and a capstone seminar on information systems and business strategies.
Admission to the Program
Students may declare a major in BIS at any time and be assigned a BIS faculty advisor. Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.5
for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the major.
Contact - Dr. Alex Citurs - Business Information Systems Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org