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 advisor 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 BADM 103 or MATH 105 and ENGL 130 with a grade of C or better.

Major Core Program: 57 units

Lower-Division Core: 30 units

10 courses required:

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
CSCI 101 Intro to Computer Science 3.0 FS
ECON 102 Principles of Macro Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Micro Analysis 3.0 FS *
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 107 Finite Math for Business 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MINS 235 Database Design 3.0 FS
MINS 245 Data Comm & Networking 3.0 FS
PHIL 102 Logic and Critical Thinking 3.0 FS *

Upper-Division Core: 27 units

9 courses required:

BSIS 301 Enterprise Tech Integration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 101, MINS 235, MINS 245.
BSIS 496 Strat Iss for Info Professnls 3.0 FS 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.
BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
ENGL 230 Intro to Technical Writing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
FINA 307 Survey of Finance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MINS 350 Business Systems Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 235. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ENGL 230 (for BSIS majors).
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
SCMS 306 Operations Management 3.0 FS
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:

ACCT 321 Acctng Info Systems/Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ACCT 202 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ACCT 421 Auditing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321; either BADM 103 or MATH 105; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT 427 SAP Accounting Applications 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT 437 Federal Income Taxes 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
ACCT 521 Advanced Accounting Info Sys 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321.
ACCT 530 Plan/Control/Perf Eval w/ERP 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 321, ACCT 325.

Accounting Electives: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105.
ACCT 363 International Accounting 3.0 Inq
ACCT 365 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 202.
ACCT 420 Adv Cost Management Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 320.
ACCT 425 Advanced Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT 498 Special Topics in Accounting 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
ACCT 537 Federal Income Taxes 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 437.
ACCT 551 Information Tech Auditing 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 421 or instructor permission.
ACCT 556 Accounting Theory 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 326.
BSIS 420 ERP: Systems Config and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
MINS 536 Security/Privacy Issues in IT 3.0 FS
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:

CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
MINS 325 Business Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
MINS 335 Database Application Dev 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS 345 Distributed Systems Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 245.
MINS 425 Intermed Business Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325.
MINS 450 Business Systems Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325, MINS 350.

MINS Electives: 9 units

3 courses selected from:

BSIS 420 ERP: Systems Config and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
BSIS 524 Business Programming with ABAP 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: CSCI 111, permission of instructor; either BSIS 420 or MINS 522.
CSCI 144 Introduction to UNIX Operating 3.0 FS
CSCI 221 Assembly Language Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111.
CSCI 344 UNIX Power Utilities Shell Prg 3.0 FA
MINS 452 Decision Support Software 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MINS 335.
MINS 498 Spec Topics Mgmt Info Systems 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MINS 498 must be taken for 3 units

MINS 522 ERP: Systems Adm 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MINS 345 and instructor permission.
MINS 535 Database Administration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 335 and instructor permission.
MINS 536 Security/Privacy Issues in IT 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 245.
MINS 545 Adv Distributed Systems Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 345 and permission of instructor.
MINS 546 E-Com & Client Server Comptng 3.0 Inq
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:

BSIS 444 Systems Project Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 and senior standing.
SCMS 440 Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 471 Distrib Systems & Channel Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

This course is also offered as MKTG 471.

Supply Chain Management Systems Electives: 15 units

5 courses selected from:

BSIS 420 ERP: Systems Config and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 350, permission of instructor.
MINS 335 Database Application Dev 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS 450 Business Systems Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 325, MINS 350.
MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG 380 Marketing Research 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BADM 103 or MATH 105, MKTG 305.
MKTG 465 E-Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 473 Strategic Personal Selling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 490 Strategic Marketing Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371, MKTG 380.
SCMS 442 Prod Plan & Inventory Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 443 Prod Mgmt & Control Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 451 Quality Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as MFGT 451.

SCMS 489 Intern/Cooperative Education 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and faculty permission.

SCMS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

SCMS 498 Spec Top Product/Op Mgmt 1.0 -3.0 FS
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 advisor 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 advisor 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.

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. 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.

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 units are independent study (399H, 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.

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.