Declaring a Business Information Systems Major

Students who declared a Business Information Systems major prior to fall 2005, whether at a community college or at CSU, Chico, may remain with the previous catalog or choose the current one. You must follow the complete set of course requirements from whichever catalog you choose. See your advisor for help with this decision.

To declare a BSIS major, you must first complete MATH 107, MATH 108/BADM 103, and ENGL 130 with a verified grade of C or higher in each course. If you receive a C- or lower in one of the lower-division core classes, you must repeat it. The first three lower-division core classes that students should complete are MATH 107, MATH 108/BADM 103, and ENGL 130. See your advisor for details.

You will want to read more about our program at the College of Business home pages on the Web. There you can read special advising information for first-year and transfer students. You can find out what classes you should be taking. You can link to home pages for advisors and faculty members. Begin with the College of Business home page (http://www.csuchico.edu/cob/).

If you have any questions about your major or if you want a list of approved transfer equivalents, write, visit, e-mail, or call:

The Business Undergraduate Advising Office

College of Business, Glenn Hall 323

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0021

530-898-4480

e-mail: bund@csuchico.edu

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 at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

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

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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: 81-87 units

Completion of 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 major 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: 33 units

1 course selected from:

BSIS 105 Introduction to Computers in Business 3.0 FS
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3.0 FS

10 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Microeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS *
ENGL 230 Introduction to Technical Writing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 107 Finite Mathematics for Business 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MINS 235 Database Design 3.0 FS
MINS 245 Data Communications and Networking 3.0 FS
PHIL 102 Logic and Critical Thinking 3.0 FS *

Upper-Division Core: 24 units

8 courses required:

BSIS 301 Enterprise Technology Integration 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 105 or CSCI 101.
BSIS 496 Strategic Issues for Information Systems Professionals 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.
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: 24-28 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: 27-28 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 Accounting Information Systems and 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 Information Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321.
ACCT 530 Planning, Control, and Performance Evaluation Using Enterprise Resource Planning Software 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321, ACCT 325.

Accounting Electives: 6-7 units

2 courses selected from:

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105 or MATH 108.
ACCT 363 International Accounting 3.0 Inq
ACCT 365 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 202.
ACCT 420 Advanced 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 - Corporate, Partnerships, Fiduciary 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 437.
ACCT 551 Information Technology Auditing 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 421 or instructor permission.
ACCT 556 Accounting Theory 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ACCT 326.
BSIS 420 Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems Configuration and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 444 or MINS 301 or MINS 350 and MGMT 430 or MKTG 471 or SCMS 306.
BSIS 444 Systems Project Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
MINS 536 Security and Privacy Issues in Information Technology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 245.

The Option in Management Information Systems: 27-30 units

Advising is mandatory to understand class sequencing and prerequisite requirements.

MINS Foundation: 18 units

6 courses required:

BSIS 444 Systems Project Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
MINS 325 Business Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
MINS 335 Database Application Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
MINS 345 Distributed Systems Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 245.
MINS 425 Intermediate Business Programming 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111 or MINS 325 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
MINS 450 Business Systems Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 444, MINS 325, MINS 350.

MINS Electives: 9-12 units

3 courses selected from:

BSIS 420 Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems Configuration and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 444 or MINS 301 or MINS 350 and MGMT 430 or MKTG 471 or SCMS 306.
BSIS 524 Business Programming with ABAP 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: CSCI 111 or MINS 325.
CSCI 111 Programming and Algorithms I 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least one year of high school algebra and strong computer skills or CSCI 101.
CSCI 144 Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3.0 FA
CSCI 211 Programming and Algorithms II 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 111 with a grade of C- or higher or EECE 135.
CSCI 311 Algorithms and Data Structures 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CSCI 211 with a grade of C- or higher; MATH 217 recommended.
CSCI 344 Shell Programming 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Grade of C- or higher in either CSCI 144 or CSCI 211.
MINS 498 Special Topics in Management Information Systems 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MINS 498 must be taken for 3 units

MINS 522 Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems Administration 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 and Privacy Issues in Information Technology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 245.
MINS 545 Advanced Distributed Systems Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 345 and permission of instructor.
MINS 546 E-Commerce and Client Server Computing in Business 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: 18 units

1 courses selected from:

BSIS 444 Systems Project Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
MGMT 444 Managing Project Teams 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.

5 courses required:

SCMS 440 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 442 Production Planning and Inventory Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 443 Production Management and Control Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 451 Quality Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as MFGT 451.

SCMS 471 Distribution Systems and Channel Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

This course is also offered as MKTG 471.

Supply Chain Management Systems Electives: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

BSIS 420 Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems Configuration and Use 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 444 or MINS 301 or MINS 350 and MGMT 430 or MKTG 471 or SCMS 306.
MGMT 443 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Change 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MINS 335 Database Application Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BSIS 301, MINS 235.
SCMS 489 Internship and Cooperative Education 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and faculty permission.

Note: SCMS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

SCMS 498 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Note: 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 requires 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 academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and 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. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) 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.