BIS Undergraduate Programs - Collins College of Business

BIS Undergraduate Programs

Organizations are constantly seeking individuals who understand how technology can be used to improve business. At The University of Tulsa, the Business Information Systems (BIS) curriculum provides students with both business understanding and technical aptitude to allow them to successfully identify, leverage, and manage technology within a business environment.

The BIS curriculum combines the basic business core curriculum (with courses in Business Information Systems areas such as marketing, accounting, management, finance and operations) with additional courses focusing on how technology can be used to improve business. BIS students learn how to analyze end-user needs, build business information systems and manage BIS projects. Students also learn the strategic value of information technology from an overall organizational perspective.

  • Program Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the systems development skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS as evidenced by applying knowledge in programming assignments in CIS 2013, 3023, and 4033.
    2. Demonstrate the data modeling, business process modeling, and data analytics skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS as evidenced by applying knowledge in data modeling and data analytics assignments in CIS 4043 and process modeling exam questions in 4053.
    3. Demonstrate computer data networking knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful professional in the file of CIS as evidenced by applying knowledge in network fundamentals and technologies in CIS 3043 assignments and exams.
    4. Demonstrate project management skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS as evidenced by presentations in CIS 4093.
  • Program Options


    Provides a basic understanding of information technologies and teaches the skills necessary to employ information technology resources with the objective of enhancing organization and user performance.


    Designed for students who want to develop their information technology skills beyond the level required by their major field of study.

  • Typical Four-Year Schedule
    Exposition and Argumentation*General Education Elective
    Math with ApplicationsBusiness Calculus
    Introduction to SpreadsheetsBlock III – Scientific Investigation
    Foreign Language IForeign Language II
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
    Business Orientation & Planning for Success
    Macroeconomics (Block II)Microeconomics (Block II)
    Concepts in Accounting Information IConcepts in Accounting Information II
    Statistics IStatistics II
    Business Programming Concepts ILegal Environment of Business
    CIS for BusinessBusiness Programming Concepts II
    Essential Business Skill Development
    Principles of MarketingOperations Management
    Business FinancePrinciples of Management
    Advanced Spreadsheet ApplicationsBusiness Programming Concepts III
    Database Design and ApplicationsCIS Elective
    TelecommunicationsGeneral Education Elective
    Strategies for Career SuccessBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
    Systems Analysis and DesignSystems Development Project
    Free Elective (upper level)General Education Elective
    Block III – Scientific Investigation w/ LabGeneral Education Elective (upper level)
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative ExperienceFree Elective (upper level)
    Writing for the ProfessionsStrategic Management
  • Professional Opportunities

    Business information systems managers spend most of their time in offices. Most work at least 40 hours a week and some may have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve unexpected problems. Some business information systems managers may experience considerable pressure in meeting technical goals with short deadlines or tight budgets. As networks continue to expand and more work is done remotely, computer and information systems managers will increasingly have to communicate with and oversee offsite employees using modems, laptops, e-mail and the Internet. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statics)

    Companies Hiring BIS Graduates

    Bank of Oklahoma
    Cox Communications
    Devon Energy
    Helmerich and Payne
    Level-3 Communications
    ONE Gas
    Phillips 66
    Stinnett & Associates
    True Digital Security
    WPX Energy

    Career Opportunities in CIS

    • Information Systems Analyst
    • Data Security Analyst
    • IT Project Manager
    • Technical Consultant
    • Systems Analysts
    • Database Administrator
    • Computer Sales
    • Network Systems Administrator
    • Business Analysts

    Career Services

    The Business Career Center at TU helps students transition from campus life to their dream profession. Career Services staff provide students with a plan for graduate studies, internship opportunities, or assists in landing the ideal job upon graduation.

    Handshake is an online connection with tools and resources to help students begin their career. The web portal brings students, alumni, and employers together in a convenient method to apply for jobs, schedule interviews, and communicate with each other in a convenient and easy.

    Undergraduate Employment Surveys

    Every year TU conducts an undergraduate employment survey in order to collect data revolving around job placement of graduating seniors.