Bachelor of Science, Business and Information Management

The Profession

Professionals working in 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 apply business skills and technology to make sound business decisions and drive strategic vision and actions. The field requires a solid understanding of business practices combined with an understanding of the role information systems play within an organization. Individuals who think fast, work hard and excel at multitasking should consider this high-paying profession. Whether you want to work for a Fortune 500 company or run your own business, this degree is for you.

Entrepreneurs need to understand how to grow opportunities. Business-oriented professionals who want to support organizations or become entrepreneurs must have both business and information skills. These professionals apply business skills such as marketing, investment strategies, legal and leadership skills in the world of commerce. Understanding information systems is a key factor in gaining success in today’s global marketplace.

The Program

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business and Information Management (BIM) emphasizes the skills necessary to sustain and grow business through marketing, general business and management practices and the application of law and ethics. The curriculum also focuses on leadership, soft skills, and the analysis and implementation of information systems, data management, data communications and emerging topics such as electronic commerce and knowledge management.

Why Seminole State?

  • Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has the third largest business program in Central Florida, with more than 4,000 annual enrollments.
  • Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies. The program includes an emphasis on business courses and 36 hours of General Education courses.
  • Lower costs: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • High-tech facilities: Classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest software from Microsoft and Apple. Cisco wired and wireless networking labs are available.
  • Small class sizes: Seminole State's small classes allow more personal attention. Most classes have fewer than 30 students.
  • Real-world projects: A capstone assignment allows students to work on real-world projects.

Career Opportunities

State figures project more than 1,054 annual job openings for business and information managers in Central Florida through 2017. Nationally, business and information systems managers command competitive salaries.

A bachelor's degree in business and information management prepares you for these careers:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Application Developer
  • Business Manager
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Business Process Manager
  • Business Support Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Enterprise Systems Analyst
  • Franchise Owner
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Investor
  • Management Analyst