The Western Michigan University Department of Business Information Systems offers undergraduate majors in business analytics, computer information systems, electronic business marketing, health informatics and information management and telecommunications and information management. In addition to these five majors, the department offers minors in business analytics, business mobile development and computer information systems and houses the business communication program, which offers two courses:

  • BCM 3700, Integrated Communication in Business, required of all business students
  • BCM 4540, Intercultural Business Communication



Business analytics

The business analytics minor equips students with the analytical skills needed in a data-driven business setting. This is a growing field with direct relevance to activities in many business disciplines.

Possible professional activities:

  • Data mining
  • Knowledge management
  • Predictive analytics

Learn more about the business analytics minor.

Business mobile development

The business mobile development minor was created in response to the quickly growing market for development of mobile applications. This minor provides students the opportunity to create their own mobile applications without having to complete an information systems major.

Possible professional activities:

  • Mobile application development
  • Website development for eCommerce
  • Digital advertising

Explore the program requirements for the business mobile development minor.

Computer information systems

The computer information systems minor instills practical skills required to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world of information technology and gives students broad and thorough business knowledge and information technology skills for a career in the IT profession.

Possible professional activities:

  • Web application development
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Database administration and management

Explore the program requirements for the computer information systems minor.

Health informatics and information management 

Explore the program requirements for the health informatics and information management minor.