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Business and Information Management Bachelor of Science

Business and Information Management Bachelor of Science
Type: BS
Subplan Code: BIM-BS
CIP: 1105212011

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Management (B.S.B.I.M.) degree is designed for students interested in building their own businesses through entrepreneurship and the use of business skills, including applying technology to make business organizations more efficient and effective. This field requires a solid understanding of business practices combined with an understanding of the role information systems play within an organization. Professionals who practice in the field of Business and Information Management serve as a communication bridge between those who implement information systems technology and the business end users of these systems. They help ensure that organizations make information available in a timely manner and in an easily understandable format to provide strategic advantage.

The curriculum emphasizes skills necessary to sustain and grow a business through marketing, general business, management practices and the application of law and ethics. The curriculum also focuses on the analysis and implementation of information systems, data management, data communications, as well as currently emerging topics such as enterprise system processes and knowledge management. Students interested in careers as business analysts, business operations specialists, business support managers, chief information officers and management information systems managers will find this program especially beneficial. The B.S. degree in Business and Information Management consists of 120 credits including 36 credits of General Education courses.

Program Admission

Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures.  In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:

  • Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in a Business-related field from any regionally accredited institution.

    All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.

  • A GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Program Progression Requirements: once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses:
    • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
    • CGS 2100C Office Applications
    • ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (MACRO)
    • ECO 2023 Principles of Economics (MICRO)
    • MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus
    • STA 2023 Statistical Methods I
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Courses
Available Courses
Required Courses
51
Choose BUL 3130 or BUL3130H:
Choose ISM 4881 or ISM 4881H

Choose one:

Elective Courses
33
Choose 9 credits from the following list:
9

Upper or Lower Division Electives

24
Credits
Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite courses may be applied towards elective and certain General Education requirements
or higher level ECO course
or higher level ECO course
or higher level MAC prefix course
or higher level Statistics course
General Education Courses
36

Communications General Education courses

9
Credits

History General Education course

3
Credits
Humanities
6
Credits

Mathematics General Education courses

6
Credits
Science General Education courses
6
Credits

Social Science General Education courses

6
Credits
Total Credits:
120
Note:

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” 

Note:

ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 are both required. One ECO course may be used to meet Social Science General Education requirements. The additional ECO course may be used to meet lower division elective requirements.

Note:

Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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