Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Business Informatics Majors

Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Informatics and the required minor in Business Administration

Available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

Business informatics prepares students for information systems careers in business computing, including work as business analysts, applications programmers, programmer/analysts, systems analysts, systems designers, database and data communication specialists, computer consultants, and other professional-level occupations involving analysis, design, development, and management of computer-based information systems. The program combines technical skills, analytical techniques, business knowledge, and a systems perspective for integrating the computer within transaction processing, management information, and decision-support systems found in businesses today. The Bachelor of Science in business informatics can be completed in the Program for Adult-Centered Education format, as well as online.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.S. – Business Informatics

Selective Admission Courses

Credits

ENG 101

College Writing

3

MAT 114

Finite Mathematics

Prerequisite: MAT 109 or ACT >23

3

CMST 101

Public Speaking

3

ACC 200

 

Principles of Accounting I-Financial*

Prerequisite: BIS 101 and a college-level mathematics class

3

ACC 201

Principles of Accounting II-Managerial*

3

BUS 230

Legal Environment*

3

ECO 200

Principles of Macroeconomics*

3

ECO 201

Principles of Microeconomics*

3

ENG 291

Advanced College Writing

3

STA 212

Statistics for Business Applications I

3

Selective Admission Credits

30

Courses in Business

MAT 109

Algebra for College Students

3

Select one course from the following:

BIS 380

Quantitative Analysis with Excel

 

MAT 112

Applied Calculus

3

MGT 300

Behavior in Organizations: Understanding Organizational Life

3

MGT 490

Business Policy

3

BUS 330

Ethics: Managerial Decision Making

3

ECO 305

International Context for Business

3

BIS 300

Management Information Systems*

3

FIN 305

Principles of Finance*

3

MGT 305

Operations Management in Business*

3

MKT 205

Principles of Marketing*

3

Credits for Business

30

Courses in Business Informatics

INF 110

Business Programming

3

INF 282

Introduction to Databases

3

INF 284

Introduction to Networks and Data Communication

3

INF 286

Introduction to Web Development

3

BIS 305

Advanced Business Programming

3

BIS 310

Information Systems Analysis

3

BIS 330

IT Project Management

3

BIS 485

Strategic Information Systems Management (capstone)

3

Select three courses from the following:

BIS 357

Enterprise Resource Planning Using SAP

 

BIS 382

Principles of Information Security

Prerequisite: BIS 300

 

BIS 384

Business Analytics

 

BIS 394

Topics: Information Systems

 

BIS 396

Applied Business Informatics

 

BIS 402

Programming for E-Business

 

BIS 357

Enterprise Resource Planning Using SAP

9

BIS 420

Business Intelligence and Enterprise Applications

 

BIS 430

Workflow Design and Management

 

BIS 435

Database Management Systems

 

BIS 440

Global Information Technology Management

 

BIS 494

Topics: Information Systems

 

Credits in Business Informatics

33

TOTAL CREDITS

93

*These courses complete the required minor in business administration.

Bachelor of Science with a major in Library Informatics

Available exclusively in a fully-online format.

By completing a bachelor’s degree in library informatics a student will be prepared to work in the expanding career fields of information evaluation and management. Professional positions are available in a wide variety of settings: libraries, corporate information centers, research divisions, government agencies, public service institutions, and more.

Courses in this program focus on three broad areas of expertise for information specialists:

  • Organizing information: Through coursework, students will learn to use technology, identification schemes, and classification models to manage information more effectively. Examples of specific course topics include the subject classification systems, meta-data programs, information policy, information entrepreneurship, preservation of original sources, and the unique organizational demands of multiple media materials.
  • Accessing information:

    Coursework will guide students in the development of effective and efficient information retrieval and will build skills to devise effective search strategies for a wide variety of database structures and search engine protocols. Examples of specific course topics include the use of tertiary reference guides to streamline information seeking; publication and dissemination cycles; the structure of information searches to retrieve specific information characteristics; cost-benefit analyses of information searches; and ethical and legal issues in using information.
  • Assessing information: Course content centers on evaluating usability, reliability, and sufficiency of information sources. Specific study would include applying critical thinking skills to the analysis of resources; matching information sources to specific audience needs; judging the relative value of various information packages; and evaluating decision-making models using data and opinion sources.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.S. – Library Informatics

Courses

Credits

LIN 300

Information in Our Society

3

LIN 301

Introduction to Meta Information Systems

3

LIN 302

Digital Searching Interfaces

3

LIN 303

Critical Reading

3

INF 282

Introduction to Databases

3

LIN 400

Current Trends in Information Studies

3

LIN 496

Senior Capstone

3

LIN 175

Information Literacy

3

LIN 414

Advanced Information Literacy Skills

3

BIS 101

Computer Literacy and Informatics

3

INF 110

Business Programming

3

BIS 300

Management Information Systems

Prerequisite: STA 205, STA 212 or STA 250

3

Select three courses from the following:

CIT 247

Networking Fundamentals

 

INF 186

Media Web Coding

 

INF 284

Introduction to Networks and Data Communication

 

LIN 305

Government Information

 

LIN 394

Topics

9

LIN 405

Intellectual Property and Information Rights

 

LIN 420

Management in Library and Information Centers

 

PHI 210

Information Ethics

 

JOU 440

Media Ethics

 

TOTAL CREDITS

45

Students are responsible for meeting all prerequisites set forth by the department offering the course.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index