Business Information Systems (B.S. or B.A.)

René Reitsma
BIS Program Coordinator
541-737-6162 or


BSG StudentsThe Business Information Systems (BIS) degree program provides a solid foundation in business administration while preparing you for a career in the information age. Graduates from the College's BIS program have become developers, business process analysts, quality control managers, application engineers, data modelers, teachers, systems' analysts, software compliance testers and more.


Your freshman and sophomore years in BIS will be largely confined to starting the OSU baccalaureate core and the Business Core (see Requirements.) These courses are required of all business students. BIS courses are completed during the junior and senior years.  Students should review the BIS major specific requirements.

CISA Certification The OSU College of Business BIS and accounting programs are certified by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Students who complete their studies in both disciplines, will need only two years, instead of the three years normally required for the prestigious Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. For more information on the CISA certification, see the requirements at

Enrichment Activities Participating in BIS-specific enrichment activities enables you to expand your understanding and build your skills beyond the classroom. The Students in Information Management (SIM) Club meets regularly for presentations by recruiters, consultants or software instruction. Principal activities include a career night in the fall, a field trip in the winter and a graduation/scholarship banquet in the spring.

Pursuing paid internships, including the College's Business Solutions Group and the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP), increase your career opportunities after graduation. BIS students are supported by scholarships and awards, by the BIS Advisory Council, and the Portland Society for Information Management (SIM).