Business Information Systems
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Information Systems (BIS) prepares students for a variety of careers in corporate, industrial, governmental, and military establishments. Business information systems provide information that organizations use to manage themselves efficiently and effectively, typically using computer systems and technology. Primary components of business information systems include hardware, software, data, procedures (design, development, and documentation) and people. Students majoring in BIS will study how to utilize information systems and technology to improve the flow of business and business decision-making.
This program is excellent for students who enjoy working with computers and technology. Through the facilities of the academic departments and the university’s Information Technology Services (ITS) unit, BIS students have a unique opportunity to acquire both professional education and experience in business data processing and management information systems.
- App Developer
- Chief Information Officer
- Health Information Officer
- Information Security Analyst
- Information Systems Analyst
- Information Technology Manager
- IT Consultant
- Quality Info Systems Manager
- Senior Director of Info Systems
Business Information Systems Major Course Curriculum Business Information Systems Major Flowchart
BIS Student Organizations
Beta Gamma Sigma is an honorary organization available only through Colleges of Business that are accredited through the International Association for Management Education. The main goal of the organization is for faculty to honor students with the highest academic achievements.
Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a student of business can receive — the business equivalent of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. Only the top 10 percent of the junior and senior class and 20 percent of the master’s students are selected for membership.
- Corporate recruiters actively seek individuals who have attained membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Long after graduation, membership will enhance career development.
- Programs such as the BetaLink On-Line Community and the Alumni Network offer alumni opportunities to stay connected and benefit from their commitment to academic excellence.
The Business Information Systems Club is a professional development organization aimed at preparing students for the dynamic challenges within the business sector. Through networking opportunities, immersive facility tours across diverse industries, and targeted skill-building initiatives, our club empowers students to cultivate professionalism within their chosen fields. The BIS Club welcomes all students who want to advance their knowledge, and grow to become their best self.
The College of Business Student Ambassador program provides our business students the opportunity to become leaders through a variety of ambassador activities each year. The organization comprises some of our best and brightest business students at Mississippi State University. The student ambassadors volunteer their time to promote the College of Business and the university. They help coordinate special events, recruit prospective students, meet and greet parents, and visit with our business alumni.
The purpose of our student ambassador program is to promote the College of Business through several different avenues such as recruiting, events, and networking with alumni. The organization also serves to be the voice of the College of Business student body. As representatives of the college, our ambassadors demonstrate a thorough knowledge of our business majors, faculty, and university traditions.
Mississippi State's Undergraduate Women in Business (UWIB) is an organization that consists of young women within the College of Business that are willing and driven to take the necessary steps to ensure that each individual has the knowledge and confidence to take on the competitive workforce within Corporate America.