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

College of Business

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-ABIT admission standards

  • Students must have an AAS to be accepted into this program
  • Student must complete General Education requirements at MSU or another institution
  • 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 120 credits is required to graduate

The Department of Business Information Technology is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed.

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 a:

  • 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
Business Education at MSU is overseen by the Department of Business Information Technology. The department is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and personal attention they need to succeed. Please contact us for more information.

To learn more, contact us or better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Lori Willoughby
Professor and Chair of Business Information Technology
MSIS Program Director
College of Business
Phone: 701-858-3350 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350