Jun 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2014-15 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Information Systems







Richard Puetz, Professor and Interim Dean


Dorine Bennett, Omar El-Gayar, William Figg, Lynette Molstad Gorder, Dan Talley

Associate Professors:

Steven Graham, Tom Halverson, Stephen Krebsbach, Margaret O’Brien, Josh Pauli, Wayne Pauli, Linda Parks, David Peak, Surendra Sarnikar, Ronghua Shan, Kevin Streff, Jack Walters

Assistant Professors:

Patti Brooks, Yen-Ling Chang, Shuyuan Deng, Pat Engebretson, Jun Liu, James McKeown, Matthew Miller, Barbara Myers, Cherie Noteboom, Chris Olson, Insu Park, Ashley Podhradsky, Michael Roach, Zixing Shen, Renae Spohn, Deb Tech, Yong Wang


Kyle Cronin, Dawn Dittman, Kathy Engbrecht, Derek Franken, Mike Ham, Robert Honomichl, Pam Rowland, Josh Stroschein, Brent Tulloss


The mission of the College of Business and Information Systems is to educate and prepare students to be life long learners and professionals in business, computer information systems, electronic commerce, computer science, business and computer education, and health information management. Inherent in the educational process is challenging individuals to develop information management skills, to think logically, and to make sound decisions. Information technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. This emphasis on information technology and faculty expertise provides the foundation for Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence.

The College offers doctorate degrees in Information Systems and in Cyber Security; masters degrees in Information Systems, Information Assurance and Computer Security, Health Infomatics, Computer Science, Analytics and a Masters in Business Administration; and baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Health Information Administration, Information Systems, Network and Security Administration, Professional Accountancy, Business Education, and Computer Education. Also, Associate of Science degrees in Business Management, Health Information Technology and Network and Security Administration are offered. These two-year degrees articulate with the related four-year degree. DSU has a fast track program for certain majors. Students who might be eligible should contact the dean of the College of Business and Information Systems. In addition to course work in the academic setting, the College provides opportunities for students to learn through work and consulting experience. Internships and supervised professional practices are available in Business Administration, Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Health Information Management programs and Information Systems.

Center of Excellence Honors Program

The Dakota State University Center of Excellence Honors Program targets high achieving students. Successful completion of the program requirements by the student will result in the student being designated “Center of Excellence Honors Graduate”. This designation will appear on the student’s transcripts, diplomas, and the commencement program. The full program can be found in the General Studies  section of this catalog.