Feb 28, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Information Systems







Department Chairs:

Business:  Jack Walters
Information Systems: Ronghua Shan
Health Information Management: Dorine Bennett


Dorine Bennett, Omar El-Gayar, Lynette Molstad Gorder, Dan Talley, Jack Walters

Associate Professors:

Linda Parks, David Peak, Surendra Sarnikar, Ronghua Shan, Zixing Shen

Assistant Professors:

Patti Brooks, Yen-Ling Chang, Shuyuan Deng, Jun Liu, James McKeown, Cherie Noteboom, Insu Park, Michael Roach, Zixing Shen, Renae Spohn, Deb Tech


Derek Franken


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, information systems, 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; masters degrees in Information Systems, Health Infomatics, Analytics and a Masters in Business Administration; and baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Health Information Administration, Information Systems, Professional Accountancy, Business Education, and Computer Education. Also, Associate of Science degrees in Business Management and Health Information Technology 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, 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.