College of Business

BS in Business Information Systems

Chico State's College of Business was the first university program in California to establish a degree in Business Information Systems (BSIS)(opens in new window). It was created to provide students a career-relevant curriculum that prepares them for today’s technologically sophisticated global business environment, and designed to meet the growing job demands for professional consultants, business process analysts, project managers, IT infrastructure specialists, SAP functional analysts, logistics specialists, and production managers.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems has a more technical orientation for students that desire the combination of core business knowledge and the ability to leverage technical expertise to help solve business challenges.

This degree offers a common core set of classes with a capstone course on strategic issues for information business professionals. In addition, students pursue a set of courses to gain specific knowledge in one of our BIS options.

Degree Options

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems

Career paths for graduates of this option include software development, database administration, web development, computer system analysis, and programming. Graduates with at least a 3.0 GPA have extremely high placement rates and can expect extraordinary career opportunities. With its strong position in the SAP University Alliance, students can expect leading-edge instruction and projects.

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Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

This option integrates information systems with logistics and supply chain topics. The result is a program that contains both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and an international business flavor.

Specific career paths include materials management, purchasing, supply chain analysis, production management, and logistics. Graduates have accepted positions at firms such as Apple, Chevron, Cisco, Dell, Intel, and Micron.

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

The Business Analytics option will equip students with innovative and forward-looking disciplinary knowledge to help them understand how to generate and use data in their business organizations.

For example, in order to analyze the huge amount of data companies collect, we teach students techniques in “data blending” using Structural Query Language (SQL) and advanced data modeling.

We also teach students how to use state-of-the-art analytic algorithms (such as machine learning and natural language processing) to investigate business problems.

We teach students cloud computing using a deep-dive into Amazon’s cloud in its marketleading e-commerce business. Students in the program learn how to design and develop Data Warehouses.

Students also examine contemporary issues in business intelligence and internet security issues including cybersecurity.

Our faculty scholars have the capacity, experience, and technical know-how to help students gain a competitive advantage when they apply for jobs upon graduation.

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