Certificates in Business Information Systems (CBIS) Program
The increasingly critical role of information systems within organizations has created a demand for graduates who are knowledgeable about both information systems and business. Students enrolled in the Certificates in Business Information Systems (CBIS) program will choose a focus area in either Accounting Information Systems (AIS) or Management Information Systems (MIS). This certificate program provides students with an opportunity to gain expertise in business software applications and to develop an in-depth knowledge of organizational information systems.
The Accounting Information Systems option provides students with the accounting and technical skills necessary for successful careers in accounting and accounting information systems in today's technology-oriented marketplace. The Management Information Systems option includes a combination of applied and theoretical courses in business computer applications, programming, and information systems, equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively operate and manage in a high-tech environment.
In size and scope, the certificate is between a minor and a major. To be awarded an AIS or MIS certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below and requirements for a BA or BS degree at SOU or the transfer equivalent. A majority of the credits must be taken at SOU. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all certificate courses.
2011-12 program requirements may be found in the SOU online catalog.