The Business Information Systems Professional

As technology becomes more and more a part of everyday business, the systems and programs used by different organizations and the people who understand the ins and outs of these systems are in higher and higher demand. Business Information Systems Professionals are experts in the various technology and programs used by businesses all of over the globe. These professionals take care of the technology to ensure it works seamlessly for executives, management and business professionals at all levels. By keeping a watchful eye on the technology successful companies use every day and devising solutions to increase productivity and efficiency, the rest of an organization’s professionals can focus on their specific roles, not having to worry about technology malfunction or difficulty.


The Business Information Systems Professional Program

The Business Information Systems Professional program examines the intricacies and uses of information technology from a business enterprise perspective. Students will explore the individual components and of business information technology systems, their interconnectivity, as well as the development of such components based on particular business types. Students will understand how various information systems are useful to enhance productivity and facilitate management practices. This program also introduces the various information and communications technologies available and explains how information systems are used to solve problems and make better business decisions.


Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the purpose, components, and issues related to common business information systems
  • Explain specific ways an organization uses information
  • Describe the components, purposes, and key issues related to common business computer hardware, operating systems, and application software
  • Identify and describe the components of a database system and how databases are used in business
  • Explain fundamental networking concepts
  • Analyze the purpose, components, and issues related to common business information systems
  • Examine the roles and responsibilities associated with information systems management
  • Analyze the components of a security program for information systems
  • Discuss how information systems concepts are applied in your personal and professional life
  • Use Microsoft Office


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program.
  • There is a National Certification exam available to students who successfully complete this program:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.


National Certification

Upon successful completion of this  program, students would be eligible to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval, state registration or other state requirements for this program, students who complete this program  will be prepared and are eligible to sit for this national certification exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the MOS national certification exams and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.


Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.