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B.S. Degree, Business and Information Management

Degree Type: B.S.
Major Code: BIM-BS
Former CIP: 521201

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.

Major Courses15
AvailableISM3011CEssentials of Management Information Systems
This course covers the management and use of information technology (IT) in organizations with an emphasis on how management information systems impact business operations and decision-making. The impact of management information systems on business strategy and initiatives will be explored within an entrepreneurial, global context. Topics will include ethical and social issues, hardware and software, applications, networking, databases and telecommunications.
AvailableISM3013Using and Managing Business Information Systems
This course involves the study of developing and using information to support business processes, managerial decision-making and organizational strategy. Topics covered include systems technologies, enterprise integration, business applications and critical analysis of organizational change through information systems.
AvailableISM4153Introduction to Enterprise Processing Environments
This course is an introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems emphasizing integrated strategy for management and integration of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.
AvailableISM4314Project Management
This course is a study of the project management of information systems from conception to implementation and the eventual transition to operational support. Includes resource and time management techniques, project proposal preparation and evaluation, quality control, testing and operational support planning.
AvailableISM4881Capstone Project
This course is a culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. This capstone course must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher.
Support Courses27
AvailableBUL3130Legal and Ethical Environments of Business
This course involves an analysis of the law as a dynamic, social and political institution in the business environment including contract law, torts and ethical consideration.
AvailableFIN3403Principles of Business Finance
With the balance sheet as a reference point, this course provides an introduction and overview of the acquisition, financing and management of business assets.
AvailableGEB3376The Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Manager
This course provides students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur or to implement change within an organization as an intrapreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered. Students will study cases of business and develop an in-depth business plan.
AvailableISM3424Business Modeling Using Simulation
This course involves the development of simple high-level models and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulations is integrated into the course.
AvailableISM4431Business Process Management Systems
This course introduces the latest advances in business process technologies and management such as business process planning, business process requirements analysis, business process modeling, workflow system design and implementation. The course will emphasize both theoretical issues and hands-on experiences in business process management.
AvailableLDR3332Management and Leadership Development
This course introduces the business student to the prominent theories and philosophies affecting management and leadership. Through an interdisciplinary lens, students learn the differences between management and leadership and acquire the skills necessary to develop leadership and management styles. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for adding value to an organization by applying management and leadership theory within a practical setting.
AvailableMAN3025Management of Organizations
This course covers the introduction to the theory and practice of managing formal organizations, including planning, organization theory, human behavior and control.
AvailableMAR3023Principles of Marketing
This is an advanced course covering the essential knowledge required to ensure the success of a business as it launches and maintains product presence in the market place. We will also discuss the impact of marketing on businesses revenue, the relationship of marketing to other organizational functions and the development of marketing strategies for both the domestic and international marketplace. The course also focuses on the role that the Internet and direct marketing have on corporate marketing strategies.
AvailableGEB3213Writing for Business
Students will analyze real-world scenarios to determine how and why a document serves its purpose in the workplace, discover the role of document design in information processing and learn how to respond efficiently to the needs of clients and colleagues. The assignments, geared to both general and specialist audiences, provide practice in such essential career skills as problem-solving, time management and oral presentations
Not availableENC3213Technical and Business Writing
This course prepares students to write professionally in support of management objectives. Students will analyze real-world scenarios to determine how and why a document serves its purpose in the workplace, discover the role of document design and learn how to respond effectively to the needs of clients and colleagues. The assignments, geared to both general and specialist audiences, provide practice in such essential career skills as problem-solving, time management and oral presentations. Proofreading skills are stressed.
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Not availableGEB3955Travel Study in Business
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of business. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
AvailableISM3113Information Systems Analysis and Design
Course topics include the structured design and development of information systems. Quality control, security and testing will be emphasized in the information systems lifecycle.
AvailableISM4420Knowledge Management: Techniques and Practices
Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, sharing and evaluating an enterprise's information and knowledge assets. This course reviews and discusses existing enabling technologies in KM and new, emerging KM technologies and practices. Such technologies are presented in the context of emerging Internet, data mining, e-commerce and enterprise computing applications.
AvailableMAN3320Management of Strategic Human Resources
This course covers a complete and comprehensive review of human resource management concepts.
AvailableMAN3504Operations Management and Logistics
This course covers the introduction of the theory and practice of operations research and logistics.
AvailableMAN4600International Business and Management
This course covers issues involved in the multinational management of business firms with an emphasis on comparative management.
AvailableMAR3415Professional Selling and Negotiation
This advanced course covers the methodologies employed in a successful selling process. Course will include applications of selling techniques, understanding buying behavior and the employment of negotiating skills in the selling cycle. The essential sales theories and principles are developed and practiced through student involvement in sales presentations.
Upper or Lower Electives30
Prerequisite Courses (Required)
AvailableACG2021Principles of Financial Accounting
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
AvailableACG2071Principles of Managerial Accounting
This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making, cash flow statements and financial statement analysis.
AvailableCGS2100COffice Applications
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
ECO2013Principles of Economics (MACRO) or higher level ECO course**3
ECO2023Principles of Economics (MICRO) or higher level ECO course**3
MAC2233Concepts of Calculus or higher level MAC course**3
STA2023Statistical Methods I or higher level statistics course**3
Note: Courses designated ** may meet general education requirements.
Note: ECO2013 and ECO2023 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.
General Education Courses36
Humanities (three credits must be from Area A)6
Science (must be from two Areas - A, B or C)6
Social Science (three credits not from Area B)6
Total Credits:120
Note: Baccalaureate students must show modern language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to two years in high school or eight college credits in a single language. A standardized examination for modern language may be used to meet the requirement. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement.
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.

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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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