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    Information Systems

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration–Information Systems (BSBA-IST) degree program provides a broad overview of the functional areas of business with an emphasis in information systems. Students take foundation courses in economics, mathematics, computing skills and accounting; core courses that relate to the basic functions of business, such as finance, management, marketing and operations management; and major courses that focus on the computing, quantitative and application skills that are vital to a business problem-solving setting.

    About This Major

    • College: Heavener School of Business
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Credits for Degree: 120
    • Minor: Yes
    • Combined-Degree Program: Yes
    • Academic Learning Compact
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    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan


    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration–Information Systems (BSBA-IST) degree program is designed for students who are interested in information systems, information technology and supply chain management. The information systems curriculum prepares students for positions as decision support specialists, information systems specialists and systems analysts. Graduates of this program can pursue graduate studies in information systems, operations management, supply chain management or business.

    BSBA-IST majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through internships, student organizations and community service. In addition, the Heavener School of Business offers students a wide variety of academic and career and leadership programs, including study abroad, the Florida Leadership Academy, involvement in student organizations and research activities. Students should consult an academic advisor/career coach for specific information.

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    Requirements for the Major

    BSBA-IST majors must maintain a 2.0 core, major and UF GPA. Students must read the individual course descriptions in this catalog to determine the prerequisites for their required courses. In addition to the critical-tracking and general education courses outlined below, BSBA-IST majors must take 120 credits, including:

    • Core courses: BUL 4310, FIN 3403, GEB 3373, MAN 3025, MAN 4504, MAR 3023 and QMB 3250
    • Major courses: ISM 3254, ISM 3255, ISM 4113, ISM 4210, ISM 4220, ISM 4330, QMB 4701 and QMB 4702
    • Restricted elective courses: 11-12 credits of any 3000/4000-level courses or 1000/4000-level foreign language courses. One electronic platform course (ENT 3003, GEB 3035,
      ISM 3004 or REE 3043) can be taken to fulfill the restricted elective requirement. Internship, independent study or assistantship credit will not count toward this requirement.
    • Professional communication course: GEB 3213 Professional Writing in Business,
      GEB 3218 Professional Speaking in Business, SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking, ENC 3312 Advanced Argumentative Writing or a similar course with prior approval (requires a minimum grade of C)
    • Internship course: GEB 4941 Internship in Business Administration (one credit) in conjunction with an internship of at least 150 credits before the start of the senior year. The internship requirement can be waived for students who participate in a study abroad experience of at least six weeks. Students who waive the requirement via study abroad are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship to improve their chances of obtaining full-time employment and/or admission to graduate programs or law school. Students should consult an academic advisor/career coach for more information.
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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    To remain on track for the BSBA-IST major, students must meet the critical-tracking criteria listed below. The critical-tracking GPA is calculated based on all attempts of the critical-tracking courses or their equivalents. After a student receives a minimum grade of C in a critical-tracking course or its equivalent, no subsequent grade in that course or its equivalent will be used in the calculation of the critical-tracking GPA.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 critical-tracking course from ACG 2021, ACG 2071, CGS 2531 or ISM 3013, ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAC 2233, STA 2023
    • 2.5 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses for a total of 3 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.75 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses (including ACG 2021) for a total of 5
      critical-tracking courses
    • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses
    • 3.0 GPA on all attempts of critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Meet all semester 1-4 critical-tracking requirements
    • 2.0 UF GPA required (and maintained through semester 8)
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S) 4
    Biological or Physical Science (State Core GE-B or P) 3
    Composition (GE-C) (WR) 3
    Elective (MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra if needed) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (State Core GE-S) 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) 3
    Diversity elective (D) 3
    Biological or Physical Science (GE-B/P) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software (3) (GE-M) or
    ISM 3013 Introduction to Information Systems (4)
    Composition (State Core GE-C) 3
    Elective 2
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 4 Credits
    ACG 2071 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 4
    GEB 4941 Internship in Business Administration (complete by beginning of senior year) 1
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Elective 1
    International elective (N) 3
    Professional communication course (GEB 3213, GEB 3218, SPC 2608 or ENC 3312) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 5 Credits
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (GE-S) 4
    QMB 3250 Statistics for Business Decisions 4
    QMB 4701 Managerial Operations Analysis 1 2
    QMB 4702 Managerial Operations Analysis 2 2
    Restricted elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    FIN 3403 Business Finance 4
    ISM 3254 Business Systems 1 2
    ISM 3255 Business Systems 2 2
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    Elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 7 Credits
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 4
    GEB 3373 International Business 4
    ISM 4113 Business Systems Design and Applications 2
    ISM 4210 Database Management 2
    Restricted elective 4
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    ISM 4220 Business Data Communications 1 2
    ISM 4330 Information Systems and Operations Strategy 2
    MAN 4504 Operations and Supply Chain Management 4
    Elective 3
    Restricted elective 4
    Total 15
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majors: information-systems