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
$340 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
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


As a student in Oregon State’s business information systems online bachelor’s program, you’ll engage in coursework seeped 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.

Caiden Marcus-Brist

Caiden Marcus-Brist is an undergraduate student advisor who supports people interested in transferring to one of Oregon State's online business programs. See how he and the College of Business can help you transfer to OSU. Read more »

Degree requirements

minimum of 180 quarter credits  including at least 60 upper-division credits  are required to graduate with your BIS bachelor’s degree. Major requirements and curriculum details are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

For details about OSU's Baccalaureate Core, please visit our bacc core details page.

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

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 must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Connect with a College of Business transfer advisor

Connect with undergraduate transfer student advisor Caiden Marcus-Brist to learn more about pursuing a business information systems degree online. Schedule a virtual appointment or call the College of Business Future Students Office at 541-737-1109 to schedule.

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.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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