Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$375 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Business Information Systems – Online

Curriculum

As a student in Oregon State’s business information systems online bachelor’s program, you’ll engage in coursework steeped in the fundamentals of business and mixed with a focus on business technology and systems.

You’ll learn to effectively design, build, implement and evaluate business systems that can change the global business market and impact the consumer experience.

Specific learning outcomes in the BIS program include analyzing and modeling the flow of information through business processes; developing computer programs to support or automate business processes; applying networking concepts and technologies to support business needs; and assessing the effectiveness of IT controls.

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Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your BIS degree, including:

Honors degree online

As an undergraduate degree-seeking student, you can apply to earn an honors degree online in your academic major. Earning this prestigious degree gives you the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research, complete a comprehensive thesis experience and engage in co-curricular activities.

Sample course topics

  • Business application development
  • Project management
  • Business data management
  • Information systems security
  • Business information systems design and development
  • Business telecommunications and networking
  • Business analytics

Additional program features

Accelerated Master's Platform

Get a jump-start on your MBA or M.S. in Business while working toward your undergraduate degree in business information systems. Through Oregon State’s Accelerated Master’s Platform, current undergraduate business information systems students can take graduate-level courses online that will be applied to their bachelor’s degree, and the credits earned will be transferred to the MBA or M.S. in Business programs. Students enrolled in Ecampus graduate courses will pay the graduate tuition and fees rate.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Connect with College of Business transfer advisors

Get your questions answered about pursuing a business information systems degree online by contacting COB.Transfer@oregonstate.edu. If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree and are interested in enrolling in this program as a postbaccalaureate student, connect with Charlie Carr to learn more.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine your BIS degree with a minor in computer science, or merge your major studies with an organizational leadership minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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