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The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree in Applied Business Information Technology at MSU is for students holding and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills to supervisory or management level in their current profession.

Enrollment Services

Applied Business Information Technology

Students in the B.A.S. program in Applied Business Information Technology engage in learning opportunities focused on developing technical competence, global perspective, communication skills, and professional and human relationship skills. Course work emphasizes situational analysis, critical thinking, creativity, and application as such skills are applied in a reflective decision making process. Courses are built around the ARK model, whereby students practice decision-making through Action, Reflection, and Knowledge.

Employment outlook
Do you want a career that lets you:

  • Earn 48% more than the state average
  • Have opportunities in all industries from energy to healthcare
  • Make a difference
  • Advance quickly
  • Enjoy a great quality of life

North Dakota's IT Industry

  • Has an average wage 48% higher than the state average
  • Has doubled the national job growth rate since 2002
  • Will hire 2,600 workers through 2020
  • Is important to all industries

Program Delivery
The B.A.S. in Applied Business Information Technology is offered on campus as well as online.

BAS-BIT admissions standards

  • Students must have an AAS to be accepted into this program.
  • Student must complete General Education requirements at MSU or another institution.
  • There are special exceptions to MSU policy that apply only to North Dakota residents who need only 42 credits from MSU to complete the degree.
  • If a student has completed his/her AAS out of state, all regular MSU policies apply (meet MSU General Education requirements, 60 credits at 4-year institution and at 

    least 30 credits from MSU).

  • A minimum cumulative total of 128 credits is required to graduate.
Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.

College of Business 
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features:

  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student study area furnished with computers, flat-screen TVs, café tables and comfortable seating
  • Meeting room for student organizations and other student groups

Department of Business Information Technology
The Department of Business Information Technology is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed. Please contact us for more information. Better yet, plan a campus visit so we can arrange a tour and meet face-to-face so we can show you around. To learn more, visit our College of Business web site.

Contact Information
Dr. Lori Willoughby Assistant Dean, Graduate School
Professor and Chair,
Business Information Technology 
MSIS and MED-B Program Director
College of Business
Phone: 701-858-3314 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3314