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Business Information Systems Major

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Why Study Business Information Systems?

Business Information Systems (BIS) professionals use information technology to meet the managerial, informational and technology needs of business organizations. BIS students develop technology skills, business knowledge and competency in leadership, analytical thinking, business intelligence, data mining, project management and teamwork.  Over the next decade, the number of BIS jobs will grow by 12 percent, faster than the overall job market.

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Why Study Business Information Systems at Eastern?

Students in Eastern's Business Information Systems (BIS) Major develop technology skills, business knowledge and competency in leadership, analytical thinking, business intelligence, data mining, project management and teamwork as they gain a competitive edge in the job market. In addition to classroom theory, BIS students complete practical team projects, take service learning courses, work with advanced computer applications, design information systems and applications, and participate in related internships and co-ops. Other majors may also choose to take the BIS minor.

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Salary Potential

$135,800

median salary computer manager

$82-208K

Salary range

Hands-on Learning

Students from the AITP

Undergraduate Research

Members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals have designed and built databases and other systems for local nonprofits such as the Covenant Soup Kitchen and the Grow Windham community garden.

Students from the Honor Society

Honor Society

Outstanding BIS students are inducted into the Alpha chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national honor society for computing and information systems.

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Internships

Business information systems students intern in a variety of locations, including Cigna’s on-campus Technology Early Career Development program.

Career Options

Students who pursue undergraduate degrees in Business Information Systems can have rewarding and successful careers in a variety of professional fields, including:

  • Business data analytics and process specialist
  • Business network administrator
  • Business systems analyst and systems integration specialist
  • Chief information officer
  • Enterprise resource planning IS specialist
  • Health information management
  • Information security specialist
  • Information technology architect
  • User experience researcher
  • Web developer or IT Project Manager

Successful Alumni

Recent Eastern students who earned a bachelor’s degree or a minor in Business Information Systems are at the following companies and professional/graduate schools:

  • United Technologies Corporation
  • State of Connecticut Information Technology Services
  • Aetna, Travelers and Phoenix and Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance
  • General Dynamics
  • CIGNA
  • Pfizer
  • Backus, Hartford, St. Francis, Day-Kimball and Yale hospitals
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • RMI
  • Hewitt Associates
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For more information


citursa@easternct.edu
(860) 465-0077

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Alumni Testimonials

Brandon Berlin ’14
Cybersecurity Engineer

Brandon Berlin ’14

Business Information Systems major Brandon Berlin is a cybersecurity engineer at DXC Technology. “I’m thankful to the BIS program for its knowledgeable and encouraging professors. I learned valuable skills such as teambuilding, self-motivation and leadership. At Eastern, I gained the necessary tools for success in the workplace, and I couldn’t be happier with my current position.”

Christopher Marchand ’15
Business Information Systems

Christopher Marchand ’15

Chris is a product owner at Diameter Health, which manages healthcare and medical data. “Eastern’s professors either work in the field or have vast professional experience and thus can teach with real-world knowledge. They care about each student and are able to do so because of small class sizes.”

Brittany A. Noonan ’18
Business Information Systems

Brittany A. Noonan ’18

Brittany is an agile product owner at Diameter Health. She started her IT career as an on-campus intern in Cigna’s Technology Early Career Development Program before moving to Diameter Health. “The internship opened so many doors for my career. I am excited for what Cigna has to offer in the next chapter of my life.”

Tyler Stebbins ’16
Travelers Insurance

Tyler Stebbins ’16

Tyler is a senior software developer at Travelers Insurance. “The BIS program at Eastern did an excellent job of simulating real-world project scenarios, which taught me about the various stages of software development. I learned how to manage and understand business criteria in the workplace.”

Alex Bogle ’12
Systems Analyst

Alex Bogle ’12

Economics major and Business Information Systems minor Alex Bogle is a systems analyst at Cigna. “I had an internship with Cigna right on the Eastern campus, which allowed me to work part time while being a full-time student. Now that I’m a part of the information systems community, there are dozens of opportunities that satisfy my interest in both economics and IT.”

AJ Brisson ’12
App Development

AJ Brisson ’12

Business Information Systems major AJ Brisson is an app development senior specialist at Cigna. “The BIS program at Eastern allowed me to gain invaluable experience working on real-world problems in project teams of varying sizes. Collaborating with others, sharing and receiving feedback, and being a team player are skills that I use every day.”

Donal Cheung ’16
Technical Analyst

Donal Cheung ’16

Business Information Systems major Donal Cheung is a technical analyst at Yale University. “BIS was the right choice for me because I like coding, technology and business. Since graduating, I’ve held several technical positions and been offered several more. All these roles differ from each other, but I’m prepared because Eastern’s BIS program gave me the foundation I need to do well in many IT positions.”