Business and Management Systems

Undergraduate Degree

A degree in business and management systems equips you for virtually any management position where expertise in information technology is advantageous. The program offers a unique integration of the latest information technology trends with a strong foundation of business. Graduates in this field analyze organizational needs to provide technology-enabled management and operations solutions.

Today’s business leaders must be comfortable in a complex digital environment and have the skills to solve problems by efficiently synthesizing, analyzing and learning from vast amounts of information. They must also understand the growing role of technology in business and maximize its efficiency to support business operations and decision-making. Thus, all business majors are eligible to receive a minor in information science and technology without any additional coursework.

degree curriculum

Business Core

Your classes will include a core set of courses that will provide you with understanding of management, entrepreneurship, accounting, corporate finance, marketing, business law, business operations, business negotiations, and strategic management.

Common Core

You will join your information science and technology classmates in a common core set of classes. These classes reflect the theme of integration of business and technology, and represent information technology, management, quantitative, and communication skills.

Business Electives

To prepare yourself for a beginning career, you will take at least fifteen credit hours of business electives. You are encouraged to designate areas of concentration by pursuing one or more of over a dozen minors offered by our department in many popular, high-demand areas.

Experiential Learning

You will be required to engage in an experiential learning activity. These activities are designed to require you to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the practical application of that material, and allow you to learn in environments that align with your aptitudes.

NOTE: Current students should consult their degree audit report (found online at to view their specific degree requirements. Degree requirements change over time. Students are normally held to the requirements in effect when they began their college studies.
If you are a transfer student or have interrupted your studies for more than two consecutive semesters, special rules may apply to your situation.

BUS 4-year sample schedule FS23

BUS Fact Sheet FS23

Business and Management Systems Curriculum - Effective Fall 2023

General Education (37 credit hours)

College Orientation

Nature Systems

Human Institutions

Communication Skills

Common Core Courses (27 credit hours)1

Information Technology


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Business Core (18 credit hours)1
Business Electives (15 credit hours)1

Select any five courses (at 2000-level or above) from business, economics, enterprise resource planning, financeinformation science and technology or marketing. Click on each subject to see a list of courses under that subject area.

Some courses listed in the catalog are not regularly offered. Contact the department for up-to-date information on present course offerings.

Quantitative Skills (14 credit hours)
Free Electives (9 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours: 120

A grade of 'C' or better is required in all of the following: BUS 1110, BUS 1210, BUS 1810, BUS 2910, BUS 3220, BUS 5111, BUS 5360, BUS 5580, BUS 5980, ECON 1100, ECON 1200, ERP 2110, FINANCE 2150, IS&T 1551, IS&T 1552, IS&T 1750, IS&T 4654, MKT 3110, MKT 5310, and all Business Electives.

1 A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in these courses.
2 Science is any course in biological science, chemistry, geology, geological engineering or physics.
3 Fine Arts, Social Science, or Humanities is any course in art, economics, English, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, political 
science, psychology, sociology or theater that is not used for other degree requirements.
4 ENGLISH 1160 may be substituted for ENGLISH/TECH COM 1600.
5 Mathematical Science is any course in mathematics, statistics, computer science or information science and technology that is not used for other 
degree requirements.
6 A grade of 'C' or better is required in this course as a prerequisite to STAT 3111.

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Even if you have already chosen a major, you might want to consider one of our department's minors. Our minors continue to be among the most popular on campus, and provide you with valuable business and information technology expertise coming out of college.

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Your career

As a graduate of the business and management systems program, you’ll be trained with fundamental business skills, as well as prepared to use information systems and their associated technologies to make informed business decisions. There are many career opportunities and students benefit greatly in terms of their education and the advantage they have seeking full-time employment once they graduate.

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Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs

You can earn your master's degree in as little as one additional year after completing your bachelor's degree. Our graduate track pathway and 4+1 programs allow you to complete some of your graduate coursework during your last year of undergraduate studies. This saves you time and money when compared to the traditional course schedule.

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