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Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Information Systems






Administration and Faculty

Dean: Dorine Bennett, Professor

Director of Health Information Management Program:  Renae Spohn

Professors: Omar El-Gayar, Ronghua Shan, Dan Talley, Jack Walters

Associate Professors:  David Bishop, Yen-Ling Chang, Jun Liu, Cherie Noteboom, Chris Olson, Insu Park, Linda Parks, Deb Tech

Assistant Professors:  Robert Girtz, Scott Morstad, Michael Roach, Julie Wulf Plimpton, Qiang (David) Zeng

Instructors/Lectures:  Andrew Behrens, James McKeown, Wendy Simmermon


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 College of Business and Information Systems.

The College offers doctorate degrees in Information Systems; masters degrees in Information Systems, Health Informatics and Information Management, Analytics and a Masters in Business Administration; and baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration: Accounting, Business Technology, Finance, Management and Marketing; Health Information Administration; Computer Information Systems: Application Development Specialization, Business Analytics Specialization & Project Management Specialization; Professional Accountancy; Business Education; and Computer Education. Also, Associate of Science degrees in Business Management, Web Development and Health Information Technology are offered. These two-year degrees articulate with the related four-year degree. The College also offers certificate programs in Health Care Coding, Health Information Specialist, Information Technology Management, Technology Database Management, and Web Application Development. 

DSU has fast track (4+1) programs for certain undergraduate majors which allow students to obtain a bachelor's and a Master's degree in five years. 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 Information Systems and Health Information Management programs.