Information Systems

Information System Minor

To meet the demands of the 21st century, students must be able to use information technologies effectively. The information system (BAIS) minor introduces students to the study of computer principles and techniques as they apply to a wide variety of businesses and organizations. The minor provides students with a working knowledge of computer technologies to support the management and use of management information systems, with a focus on the use of technology to support the decision making process. Because of its broad appeal, the minor in information technology is an excellent complement to any degree program, regardless of major.

Required Courses

6 credit hours:

  • Management of Information Technology (BAIS 220)
  • Database Modeling and Management (BAIS 358)


9 credit hours (choose three courses):

  • Global Information Systems
  • Hardware/Software Overview
  • Web Site Development
  • Visual Basic
  • Problem Solving with Excel
  • Modern Programming Techniques
  • Telecommunication/Networking
  • Contemporary MIS Issues
  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
  • Systems Analysis and Design Courses
  • One course with a significant IT content may be used to satisfy an elective with approval from the IS Department. (E.g. ACCT 495, FINC 485, CSCI Courses, or INFO Co-op)

A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these courses.

To learn more about the minor, contact:

Dr. Greg Smith

To declare the information technology minor, visit:

Undergraduate Office
Williams College of Business
Smith Hall, Room 120A

Phone 513 745-3131