Any business without access to timely, accurate information is blind and rudderless.
When it comes to computer systems, it's not just enough for the lights to go on and the hard drives to spin: aspects like disaster resilience, ease of maintenance, and upgradability all have to be taken into account. At an even more fundamental level, processes have to be organized so that information is available when, where, and to who it is needed.
Hardware and software have to be reconciled with business procedures or they will be useless even if they work in a technical sense. Business information graduates work to bridge this gap using principles and practices from both computer science and the world of commerce.
The ideal student will learn to program competently, view algorithmic implementations in a wider systems context, and manage information assets in accordance with established business principles.