The Business Information Systems (BIS) program at The University of Tulsa is committed to educating students as leaders in a world that requires information and knowledge. Our curriculum stresses the importance of interpersonal skills as well as the technical aspects of the degree. The business information systems program is designed to educate students in all areas of business— accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and international business— because the business information systems profession involves interaction with all these areas.
TU’s Business Information Systems program, established in 1982, is one of the earliest information systems programs to be offered in the U.S. Its goal is to train students to make organizations run more efficiently through the use of technology by exposing them to a cross-disciplinary foundation comprising marketing, management, finance, BIS, and accounting courses. Students gain knowledge in a wide range of topics including business application development, database systems, telecommunications protocols, infrastructure, information security, systems analysis and design, and project management. Courses focused in IT specific areas such as healthcare informatics are also offered.
The Business Information Systems programs are a good fit for someone who likes to solve problems, enjoys technology and is interested in learning more about digital information management. Prospective students also learn valuable collaboration and teamwork skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, demand for students equipped with this unique combination of skills has grown in recent years and is projected to increase in the future. Jobs are available in just about any industry from energy and finance to technology and health care. With such a high demand for skilled professionals and competitive starting salaries, why don’t more students take advantage of the opportunity to major in BIS?
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