BIS Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

Business Information Systems
 

Concentration Overview


The Business Information Systems concentration provides students with specialized knowledge and skills related to the intersection between information systems and business environments. Students are prepared to apply such knowledge and skills to a variety of business contexts and processes.

Business Information Systems

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:

Coursework

15 Units

MGT

320

Financial Management and Markets

3 Units

Students explore principles and practices of financial management. Sources and methods of raising capital, allocation of funds within the firm, cash flow, financial statement analysis, financial markets, and capital budgeting techniques are addressed. Additional concepts covered include present-value analysis, long-term financial planning, risk and return, and basic derivatives. Prerequisite: ACC 210 Financial Accounting

MGT

350

Marketing and E-Commerce

3 Units

This course examines the theories and practices of marketing products domestically and globally. The course offers an in-depth study of the primary concepts of marketing and the transition to E-Commerce and how social media has changed advertising and the distribution of products and services. Students examine the concept of global homogenization and consumer behavior.

IS

460

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

3 Units

The course examines how data analytics and business intelligence technologies can inform decision making across a variety of business sectors. These tools provide business leaders with the information they need to shape business strategies, corporate policies, and performance optimization. Special focus is given to business intelligence concepts, tools, and applications, and the use of data warehouse for business reporting and online analytical processing, for creating visualizations and dashboards, and for business performance management and descriptive analytics. Prerequisite: IS 340 Database Design and Administration.

IS

465

Business Information Systems and Ethics

3 Units

This course explores ethical issues related to information systems in the context of business, including information privacy, intellectual property rights, malicious technologies, workplace access to inappropriate content, and ethical codes of conduct. Students are presented with ethical theory and decision-making models to help them determine appropriate responses to ethical issues.

IS

470

Information Security and Compliance

3 Units

This course introduces students to the basics of information security in the workplace with an emphasis on the role of compliance with regulatory bodies. Compliance requirements in all areas of information technology continue to grow. Students explore the analysis and design required to meet these evolving demands.

Total Units

15 Units

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers


Positions as applications analysts, business analysts, database administrators, IT consultants, systems analysts, systems developers.

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