Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems

The Information Systems Major (IS) in the BBA degree program prepares students for careers in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. Information Systems as an academic discipline encompasses three broad areas:

  • acquisition, deployment, and management of Information Technology (IT) resources and services
  • development of IS infrastructure to support the organization’s processes
  • development of business-oriented application software

Graduates of the IS major will have combined preparation in business core courses and applied computing. They will not only have the necessary managerial skills to solve business problems in functional areas, but also technical knowledge to develop and support information systems of any scope.

BBA Information Systems

Major/Minors Concentrations

A. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS CORE BBA MAJORS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR
1. Required Courses 
 
College of Business Lower Core 
 
BUS 151 WORLD OF BUSINESS(3) 
ECN 201 PRIN. MACROECONOMICS (3)' 
ECN 202 PRIN. MICROECONOMICS (3) 
1ST 203 SOFTWARE TOOLS (3) 
BUS 201 Applied Business Statistics (3) 
OSM 202 Introduction to Business Analytics (3) 
ACT 221 Introductory ACCOUNTING I (3) 
ACT 222 Introductory ACCOUNTING II (3) 
GAD 250 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 
MTH 148·149 Business Math I & II (7) Required BUS Math Courses 
 
College of BUSINESS Upper Core 
 
FIN 351 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3) 
BUS 351 BUSINESS, SOCIETY & GOV'T (3) + OR 
OSM 3111NTR. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3) 
MKT 301 FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING (3) 
MGT 321 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3) 
MGT 465 MANAGEMENT STRATEGY & POLICY  (3) + 
BLW 411 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS (3) + 
 
Information Systems MAJOR CORE· Current Program 
 
IST 211 Fundamentals of Systems Development (4) 
IST 305 Information Technology for the Competitive Advantage
1ST 311 Advance Programming of Business Sys. (4) 
IST 331 Database Design and Implementation (3) 
IST 420 Project Management for Information Systems (3) 
IST 321 Systems Analysis Methods    ( 3) 
IST 341 Mgmt. of Business Network (3) 
IST 465 Capstone Project (4) 
 
2. IS MAJOR Electives 
IST 400·level. Four courses at 3 credit hours (12) 
"Optional Internship/Independent Study (1) 
 
Total Hours 
 
2. Total credit hours for General Education Requirements: 29*
Does not include General Education –MTH 148/149 (7 hours) or ECN 201 (3)* 
3. Total credit hours for COB lower/upper core:  52***
"""Including BUS required General Education courses- WAC (9)+, 5S: ECN 201, M/Ol: MTH 148/149 (7) 
in lower/upper core totals 
4. Total credit hours for major: 39 
5. Total credit hours for degree: 120
 
 
B. IS MINOR 
1. Required Courses
IST 203 Software Tools(3)
IST 211 Fundamentals of System Development (4)
 
2. IS Electives
IST 311
IST 321 
IST 400 level electives at 3 credit hours

3.Total Credit hours for Minor:16

Requirements for Admission to Major

Successful completion of all Lower Division requirements with a 2.0 or better GPA

Submit an official Declaration of Major form in the Advising Office, BU 219

Major Requirements

A BBA degree-seeking student is required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours which includes University, College, and the major requirements. Following the recommended sequence outlined below provides a balanced workload and ensures that you will have the proper prerequisites and knowledge for maximum benefit from these courses.

Additional Requirements

·         All IST courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

·         Any IST course taken without prior satisfactory completion of all catalog prerequisite courses will not be counted towards fulfillment of graduation requirements.

FIRST SEMESTER CREDITS SECOND SEMESTER CREDITS
ENG 101 English I 3 ENG 102 English II 3
MTH 148 Math for Business Majors I1 3 MTH 149 Math for Business Majors II1 4
Natural Science with lab2 4 Arts and Humanities elective** 3
BUS 101 Intro to University Life3 1 African-American Experience elective** 3
BUS 151 Intro to World of Business 3 IST 203 Software Tools 3
Total 14 Total 16
THIRD SEMESTER CREDITS FOURTH SEMESTER CREDITS
BUS 201 Applied Business Statistics 3 OSM 202 Introduction to Business Analytics 3
ACT 221 Intro to Accounting I 3 ACT 222 Intro to Accounting II 3
ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECN 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
IST 211 Fundamentals of System Development 4 GAD 250 Business Communication (W) 3
IST 221 Information System  in the organization 3 IST 311 Advanced Programming of Business Sys. 4
Total 16 Total 16
FIFTH SEMESTER CREDITS SIXTH SEMESTER CREDITS
MKT 301 Fundamentals of Marketing 3 MGT 321 Organizational Behavior 3
IST 321 Systems Analysis Methods 3 FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management 3
IST 331 Database Design and Implementation 3 OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3
MKT 351 Business, Society, & Government (W)
OR BLW 411 Business Law & Ethics (W)
3 IST 341 Mgmt. of Business Network 3
IST elective 3 IST elective 3
Total 15 Total 15
       
SEVENTH SEMESTER CREDITS EIGHTH SEMESTER CREDITS
IST 420 Project Management for Information Systems 3 MLR 465 Management Strategy & Policy (W) 3
IST Elective 3 IST 465 Capstone Project 3
US Diversity elective** 3 Arts and Humanities Non-US Society elective 3
Social Science Non-US Society elective** 3 IST Elective 3
Natural Science elective** 3    
Total 15 Total 13
 

The plan above is a suggested guide to ensure that all General Education, College, University, and Major requirements are met within 4 years of study. Students may deviate from the suggest placement of Gen Ed courses, although the M/QL and W/C requirements should be completed during the first year of study. ' The  Geometry

 and Calculus sequence (MTH 181-182) may be substituted for the Mathematics for Business Majors sequence (MTH 148-149).

**Before choosing electives, students should consult an advisor.

Bachelor of Business Administration students are required to complete 120 hours of course work that includes university, college and major requirements. Adhering to the recommended set outlined below provides a balanced workload and ensures that students will have the proper prerequisites and knowledge for maximum benefit of these courses.

*General Electives ensure that a student accumulates the minimum credit hour totals needed for graduation. Students must have a minimum of 120 total credit hours, of which a minimum credit hours must be upper division (300 or 400-level courses). Depending upon other elective choices made, students may not need as many general electives as indicated above, or may not additional electives.

University Notes:

Gen Ed Key:

SS = Social Sciences Requirement (2 courses, one of which must be focused outside the US")

INTRO = Introduction to University Life Requirement (one course)     A&H = Arts & Humanities Requirement (2 courses, one must be focused outside the US")

W/C = Writing/Composition Requirement (two courses; C or better required)    DIV = Social Diversity Requirement (2 courses; one US Diversity and one African American Exp.)

M/QL = Mathematics/Quantitative Literacy Requirement (two courses)            WAC/SPAC = Writing/Speaking Across the Curriculum Requirement (3 courses, one in the major)

NS = Natural Sciences (two courses, one of which must have a lab)   CAP = Capstone Requirement

** of the SS and A&H courses focused outside the US, one must be focused on Africa, Latin America, Asia or the Middle East (ALAAME)

This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader, and the University expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred. This publication is neither a contract offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course of' degree requirements, services provided, or any other subject addressed herein.

Faculty

The faculty in the department have a wide range of research interests and offer students the opportunity to work closely with them on exciting and challenging research projects. Many CIS Department faculty members are active in professional organizations. In addition, each IS major is assigned a faculty advisor who will help them tailor to their studies to prepare for a career in their area of interest.

Internships and Co-ops

Internships and co-ops (or co-operative education) are available to help supplement your d Information Science. Please visit the internship/co-op pages on this site, connect with our Director of Student Success and Engagement, or contact the Career Success Network Office at 216.687.2233.