THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This program was approved and offered for the first time in fall 2003. It is designed as a four-year alternative to Business Administration.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 128 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 81-84 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

Pre-Business Information Systems Major

Pre-business information students achieve Business Information Systems status upon completion of MATH 107 and MATH 108 (or BADM 103) and ENGL 130 with a grade of C or better.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 57 units

Lower-Division Core: 30 units

10 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
CSCI101Intro to Computer Science3.0FS
ECON102Principles of Macro Analysis3.0FS *
ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *
MATH107Finite Math for Business3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH108Statistics of Business & Econ3.0FS
Prerequisites: For business administration students: MATH 107. For other students: completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.
MINS235Database Design3.0FS
MINS245Data Comm & Networking3.0FS
PHIL102Logic and Critical Thinking3.0FS *

Upper-Division Core: 27 units

9 courses required:
BSIS301Enterprise Tech Integration3.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 101, MINS 235, MINS 245.
BSIS496Strat Iss for Info Professnls3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or the equivalent) with a grade of C or higher, ENGL 230 with a grade of C- or higher. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of all other courses in upper-division core.
BLAW302Managing the Legal Environment3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
ENGL230Intro to Technical Writing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
FINA307Survey of Finance3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT303Managing People/Bus Proc/Chg3.0FS
MINS350Business Systems Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 235. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ENGL 230 (for BSIS majors).
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
SCMS306Operations Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.

Major Option Course Requirements: 24-27 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

Note: For BSIS majors, Business Information Systems status is required to register for all option classes.

THE OPTION IN ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: 27 units

Accounting requires a three-to-four-semester sequence of classes. Students may not complete this 27-unit option in fewer than three semesters. During the first semester, students take ACCT 320, ACCT 321, and ACCT 325.

Accounting Foundation: 21 units

7 courses required:
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ACCT321Acctng Info Systems/Control3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ACCT 202 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
ACCT325Intermediate Accounting I3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ACCT421Auditing3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 321, BADM 103; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT427SAP Accounting Applications3.0FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT437Federal Income Taxes3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
ACCT530Plan/Control/Perf Eval w/ERP3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 320, ACCT 321, ACCT 325.

Accounting Electives: 6 units

2 courses selected from:
ACCT551Information Tech Auditing3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 421.
BSIS420ERP: Systems Config and Use3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
CSCI111Programming and Algorithms I3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
MINS335Database Application Dev3.0FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS536Security/Privacy Issues in IT3.0FA
Prerequisites: MINS 245.

THE OPTION IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: 27 units

Advising is mandatory to understand class sequencing and prerequisite requirements.

MINS Foundation: 18 units

6 courses required:
CSCI111Programming and Algorithms I3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
MINS325Business Programming3.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
MINS335Database Application Dev3.0FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS345Distributed Systems Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 245.
MINS425Intermed Business Programming3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325.
MINS450Business Systems Design3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325, MINS 350.

MINS Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:
BSIS420ERP: Systems Config and Use3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
BSIS524Business Programming with ABAP3.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111, permission of instructor; either BSIS 420 or MINS 522.
CSCI144Introduction to UNIX Operating3.0FS
CSCI221Assembly Language Programming3.0FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 112.
CSCI344UNIX Power Utilities Shell Prg3.0FA
MINS452Decision Support Software3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 335.
MINS498Spec Topics Mgmt Info Systems1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MINS 498 must be taken for 3 units

MINS522ERP: Systems Adm3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MINS 345 and instructor permission.
MINS535Database Administration3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 335 and instructor permission.
MINS536Security/Privacy Issues in IT3.0FA
Prerequisites: MINS 245.
MINS545Adv Distributed Systems Mgmt3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 345 and permission of instructor.
MINS546E-Com & Client Server Comptng3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MINS 345.

Note: Prerequisites for CSCI courses are waived for BSIS option students, but course content is unchanged.

THE OPTION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: 24 units

Supply Chain Management Foundation: 9 units

3 courses required:
BSIS444Systems Project Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 and senior standing.
SCMS440Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgmt3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS471Distrib Systems & Channel Mgmt3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.

Supply Chain Management Systems Electives: 15 units

5 courses selected from:
BSIS420ERP: Systems Config and Use3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
MINS335Database Application Dev3.0FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS450Business Systems Design3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325, MINS 350.
MKTG371Consumer Behavior3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG380Marketing Research3.0FS
Prerequisites: BADM 103, MKTG 305.
MKTG465E-Marketing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG473Strategic Personal Selling3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG490Strategic Marketing Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371, MKTG 380.
SCMS441Quality Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.
SCMS442Prod Plan & Inventory Control3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS443Prod Mgmt & Control Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS489Intern/Cooperative Education1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

SCMS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

SCMS498Spec Top Product/Op Mgmt1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

SCMS 498 must be taken for 3 units.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Consult the Undergraduate Advising Office (Glenn 323) for specifics.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

Honors in Business

Students may apply for admission to the Honors in the Major Program in the College of Business through any of the options offered. An honors student must meet all the requirements of the chosen option with a grade point average that places him or her in the top five percent of students enrolled within the option or must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in the business major. Each honors student must also complete 6 units of the honors courses in his or her option with a grade of B or better. These units must result in a research paper which is publicly presented. See BADM 499H and courses numbered 499H in each option of the course offerings section. Please consult your department for specific information.