Monte Ahuja College of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Information Systems (B.B.A.)
At-a-Glance

Admission to major: 2.0 grade-point average or better and completion of all College of Business Administration lower-division requirements.

Advising: A student should consult with department faculty on a regular basis for course selection.  Each student can also be assigned an adviser by the department after declaring the major; phone: 216-687-4760.

Student organizations: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The information systems (IS) major is designed to prepare a student for a career in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. IS, as an academic discipline it encompasses three broad areas:

  • acquisition, deployment and management of information technology (IT) resources and services;
  • development of IS infrastructure to support the organization process; and
  • development of business-oriented application systems.

The IS function in an organization has a broad responsibility:

  • acquisition, development and management of IT, such as computers and communications;
  • development and management of corporate data;
  • tracking new information technology;
  • assisting users in use of new technology; and
  • assisting in organization-wide IT strategy planning and implementation.

Graduates of IS programs will have a combined preparation in business core courses and applied computing. They will not only have the necessary managerial and business knowledge to solve business problems in functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and management, but also technical skills to develop and support information systems with a varying degree of scope.

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Major-Field Requirements

Required Courses:

Electives2:

Choose at least 10 hours from the following courses.

Math Courses

Although MTH 148-149 may be used to satisfy the math requirement, students are encouraged to take MTH 181-182 as an alternative.

Further Note:

All IST and CIS courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

The CIS Department also offers another degree, the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science.

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Sample Program of Study 2

First Semester

Credits

ENG 101 English I

3

MTH 151 Math Concepts 1

1

MTH 152 Math Concepts1

2

MTH 153 Math Concepts 1

1

BUS 151 World of Business

3

Natural Science With Lab 2

4

BUS 101 Intro College Life 3

1

Total

15

 

 

Second Semester

Credits

ENG 102 English II

3

MTH 154 Math Concepts 1

1

MTH 155 Math Concepts 1

2

MTH 156 Math Concepts 1

1

IST 203 Software Tools

3

ECN 201 Prin of Macro

3

Social Diversity Course 2 3

Total

16

 

 

Third Semester

Credits

ECN 202 Prin of Micro

3

OSM 201 Bus Stat I

3

GAD 250 Bus Com, (W)

3

ACT 221 Intro Act I

3

IST 211 Fund. of Sys Dev

4

Total

16

 

 

Fourth Semester

Credits

Arts and Humanities 2

3

OSM 202 Bus Stat II

3

ACT 222 Intro Act II

3

Natural Science 2

3

IST 221 Info Sys in Org

3

Total

15

   

Fifth Semester

Credits

MKT 301 Intro to Marketing

3

MKT 351 Bus, Soc & Gov (W)
or
BLW 411 Bus. Law, Ethics (W)

3

ECN 302 Inter. Microeconomics

3

IST 311 Adv Prog of Bus. Systems

4

IST 321 Systems Analysis Methods

4

Total

17

 

 

Sixth Semester

Credits

OSM 311 Intro to Operations Mgt

3

MLR 321 Organizational Behavior

3

IST 331 Design and Imp. of DBMS

4

IST 341 Networks and Telecomm.

4

Arts and Humanities 2

3

Total

17

 

 

Seventh Semester

Credits

Business Elective

2

IST Elective

4

IST Elective

3

Social Science 2

3

FIN 351 Intro to Financial Mgt

4

Total

16

 

 

Eighth Semester

Credits

MLR 465 Mgt. Strat. and Pol. (W)

3

Social Diversity 2

3

IST Elective

3

IST 465 Enterprise Systems

3

IST 420 Project Management

4

Total

16

1MTH 181-182 may be substituted for MTH 151-156

2 Students should see a faculty adviser before scheduling.

3BUS 101 is not required for transfer students.

(W) counts as a writing course for the General Education Requirements. Three writing courses are required. The B.B.A. core courses must be completed prior to taking MLR 465, the capstone course in the B.B.A. degree program.

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