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Requirements for the Business Information Systems Major

  • All courses in the Business Information Systems major are online
  • Students must complete the required BUSN, COMP and ECON courses listed below. 
  • 12 semester credits must be completed in Computer Science courses from Linfield (the remainder may be equivalent transfer credits or credit for prior learning). Computer Science requirements may not be met with transfer coursework more than eight years old. 
  • 9 semester credits in Business courses must be from Linfield (the remainder may be equivalent transfer credits or credit for prior learning). 
  • Financial Management must be an upper division course. 
  • Students must demonstrate Business Department mathematics and statistics proficiency: MATH 160 or 162 Finite Math & Calculus and MATH 140 Introduction to Statistics.

Computer Science required courses:

COMP 101 Fundamentals of Information Systems Technology
COMP 152 Programming and Object Structures
COMP 250 Database Program Development
COMP 302 Software Engineering I (MWI)
COMP 310 Networks and Web Application Development
COMP 382 Management Information Systems
COMP 400 Applied Software Development Project(MWI)
COMP 404 Operations Management
COMP 484 Operations Research

Economics and Business required courses:

ECON 210 Principles of Economics
BUSN 260 Financial Accounting
BUSN 261 Managerial Accounting
BUSN 301 Management
BUSN 321 Marketing
BUSN 341 Financial Management

Departmental Quantitative Requirements

Students enrolling in economics and business courses must demonstrate the following quantitative prerequisites:

  1. To enroll in courses numbered BUSN 200-340, a student must have taken MATH 105 (intermediate algebra) or a higher level mathematics course.
  2. To enroll in most courses numbered BUSN 341 and above, a student must (a) complete MATH 162 Finite Math with Calculus or equivalent, and (b) complete MATH 140 Introduction to Statistics or equivalent.

Departmental Policy on Prerequisites

The Department presumes that students will have taken the applicable prerequisite(s) when registering for courses. Prerequisites will be waived when the Department Chair deems that a student’s background or other extenuating circumstances render the applicable prerequisite(s) unnecessary. This approval must be obtained prior to registration for class.

Meeting Course Requirements by Transfer Credit

Appropriate transfer work will meet required coursework, but in some cases you may be asked to provide additional information. The transfer policy pertaining to the management core courses which is described in the section on the management major also applies to the BIS major.

Age Limit on Coursework

Please note that you may not meet computer science requirements with courses taken more than eight years prior to application.