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Business Information Systems

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Major in

Business Information Systems

The online major in Business Information Systems is an interdepartmental program combining studies in computer information systems from Linfield's Department of Computer Science with business courses from the School of Business. The curriculum, based on the Association of Information Technology Professionals model, places strong emphasis on business problem solving through systematic analysis and management of the system development process.

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As a business information systems major at Linfield

you might take:

Database Program Development

Application program development in a database environment using a host language. Data structures, file organizations, models of data storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation. (COMP 250)

Principles of Economics

Survey of micro- and macroeconomic theories, institutions, and methods, emphasizing the operation of market systems in the allocation of resources and the distribution of income. Fiscal and monetary theories and policies for achieving economic stability and growth in the national economy. (ECON 210)

Organizational Behavior and Management

Introduction to human behavior in organizations, and management of business and organizational behavior within global and ethical contexts. Management theory; attitudes and values; communication, motivation, planning, decision making, evaluation, and feedback; leadership and power; group and team dynamics; organizational culture and change. (BNMG 310)

Studying business information systems at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science.


    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of software development, networks and systems development and administration, and information management.

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  • Design, implement, and maintain a hardware, software, or networked project both individually and as part of a group.


    Work in multiple programming environments, software development languages, and design paradigms.

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  • Orally present information and write clearly.


    Demonstrate personal skills, planning and time management skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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  • Develop in-depth understanding of at least one specialty area of computer science through independent research and, wherever possible, internships.

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  • Function well in an industrial or commercial environment through attachments or internship.

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Employment Opportunities in Business Information Systems

  • Information Systems Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst Student
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • System/Network Administrator
  • Business Analyst/Operations
  • Application Project Manager