Western Kentucky University

Business Informatics

Business Informatics

Business Informatics (BI) is one of today's fastest-growing management fields. The WKU BI degree offers a strong applied managerial focus with a broad background in contemporary business topics. Students develop strong professional skills with an emphasis on the strategic use of information technology to better manage an organization or company. BI majors will learn how to collect and analyze customer, production, operational, and market data to improve decision making and enhance the quality of their company's products and services. BI graduates enjoy a variety of employment options upon graduation.

The Business Informatics major is designed to prepare students for professional careers using an informatics focused approach to control, support, and enhance business operations and functions. The Business Informatics major will provide students with a solid business foundation combined with relevant study of modern technology trends and the impact information systems are having throughout business and society.

Global business is increasingly relying on the acquisition, deployment, and management of information systems and services for use in organizational processes which is resulting in an increasing need for information workers. The business informatics major will provide students with a solid business foundation combined with relevant study of modern technology trends and the impact information systems are having throughout business and society. As demand for computer and information processing services continues to increase, so does the need for hybrid business technology roles. Graduates in Business Informatics serve as a bridge between the builders and users of technology and global innovations.

 

Careers

- Database Administrator
- Marketing Analyst
- Corporate Buyer
- Business Information Manager
- Healthcare Informatics

For more career listings, follow the link below to the Career Paths in Business Informatics page:

Career Paths in Business Informatics

 

Coursework

For a listing of the coursework for this program, follow this link to the academic plan.

 

 

WKU-O Requirements

120 college-level undergraduate semester hours including the following:
- 39 semester hours of General Education, or General Education Certified/Associate of Arts/Science degree from KCTCS
- 42 semester hours of upper-division credit (300-400 level courses)
- 30 hours must be earned in residence (at WKU), at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student earned a cumulative total of at least 90 hours.

 

Internship

Internships and volunteering provide more for students than just networking, wages (if applicable) and work experience. These opportunities provide students a chance to take a career path for a "test drive." Internships and observations give students the opportunity to compare career expectations to work life reality and take control of making life decisions about their career. Please contact WKU-Owensboro Career Services at (270) 684-9797 for more information or email david.powers@wku.edu for an appointment.

 

 Last Modified 5/30/14