Business Information Systems

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Information Systems


The Department of Business Information Systems at Western Michigan University is housed in the Haworth College of Business and offers five majors:

  • Business Analytics
  • Computer information systems
  • Electronic business marketing
  • Health informatics and information management
  • Telecommunications and information management

The department offers minors in business analytics, business mobile development and computer information systems.

In addition, the department's Business Communication Program supports the college’s learning goal for students to become effective communicators through BCM 3700, Integrated Communication in Business, a course required of all business students, and BCM 4540, Intercultural Business Communication. In addition to teaching these courses, business communication faculty support the Haworth College of Business Communication Center.

Master Programs

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an evening program designed to broaden the functional business knowledge and strengthen the leadership skills of working professionals as well as international students seeking to study business in the United States. It is also suitable for individuals with limited work experience who plan to use the MBA as a foundation from which to begin or resume their careers. The program seeks highly motivated college graduates who will bring their personal values, experiences, and interests to the classroom.

As a science and technology leader, you are not just a user of information. You are a creator of knowledge and an inventor of processes. The Master of Science in Information Security at Western Michigan University prepares you with the skills you need for your career in information security so you can fill a growing global need.

Through interactive training and real-world projects, you will learn steps for process building and implementation in today's business environment. Whether you are a business professional, engineer, computer science expert or information system specialist, you will be ready for success in your information security career.

Other Programs

With a business analytics major from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, you will play an increasingly important role as organizations seriously examine data. In order to deliver exceptional business performance, it is crucial that businesses actively analyze internal and external data to drive their decisions. Opportunities abound for tech savvy business people who know how to deal intelligently with data.

The business analytics major prepares students to succeed in a data-driven world, providing exposure to software platforms and techniques used to store, transform, manipulate, analyze and interpret small and large sets of data.

The computer and software industry is rapidly growing, and a computer information systems major from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business will provide you with a strong foundation in business principles, as well as extensive training in information technology—a winning combination that employers seek.

To succeed in this ever-evolving world, our program will instill practical skills to give you the broad and thorough business and technology knowledge you need for a successful career in the IT profession. Some of the many career opportunities include web and mobile application development, IT security, business analytics, database administration, customer relationship management and more.

In this rapidly changing digital marketplace, an electronic business marketing major from Western Michigan University will give you the skills needed to prepare you for a career in e-commerce, digital marketing, mobile marketing, social media, and Web and mobile application development.

Created in response to significant industry and student demand, our program uniquely combines business, marketing and technical aspects of electronic commerce, providing you tremendous advantages in the employment arena. Through this major, you’ll have the opportunity to select either an information systems or marketing track, setting you on a path to success.

Western Michigan University's multidisciplinary health informatics and information management program is designed to provide balanced education in the health sciences, health care informatics, information technology and management. The program prepares students to manage the acquisition, storage and retrieval of health information. Health informatics and information management majors are specialists in managing electronic medical records, design health information systems and lead value added activities for health administration.

Telecommunications and data communications are among the fastest growing fields in the U.S. economy today. The convergence in both areas necessitates a curriculum that is more reflective of the ongoing changes in the field. Western Michigan University has absolute confidence that our students will be among the best trained and uniquely sought after for the professional skills and knowledge base its telecommunications and information management program provides.


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