Business and Information Management Bachelor of Science
Major Code: BIM-BS
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.
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:
All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.
Choose BUL 3130 or BUL 3130H:
Choose ISM 3424 or ISM 3424H
Choose MAR 3023 or MAR 3023H
Any 3000 and 4000 level ACG, BUL, ECO, FIN, GEB, ISM, LDR, MAN, MAR, TAX, TRA course can satisfy the elective requirement.
Upper or Lower Division Electives
Communications General Education courses
History General Education course
Humanities General Education courses
Mathematics General Education courses
Social Science General Education courses
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.
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.
Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.
Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. 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.”
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.