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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration - Information Systems Management Concentration BS


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The BSBA with a concentration in Information Systems Management is designed for the student seeking an entry-level position in the fast growing computer industry.  It provides the technical knowledge and skills needed to be successful, as well as the business concepts to prepare you for a career in information management.  The program curriculum is in compliance with the latest Association for Computing Machines (ACM) Curriculum guidelines and matches an undergraduate information systems degree in a typical AACSB-accredited North American Business school. The degree can be completed as a stand-alone degree or as a 2+2 program with the Associate of Applied Business degree in Information Technology Management.  See your advisor for more information.

Employers look favorably upon potential employees with backgrounds in both technology and business.  This degree provides students with a solid core of business knowledge with technology skills in the area(s) they wish to pursue.  It is absolutely essential that the student must be able to view information systems from the perspective of business and organizational needs.

Graduating students may enter employment as web developers, network technicians, operators, computer programmers, or microcomputer specialists in computer installations, to name a few of the possibilities.  IS background in business provides students with the opportunity to pursue both technical and managerial careers in organizations that incorporate leading edge technologies.  A firm background in business as well as IS provides those students interested in starting their own businesses the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in the endeavor.

Facilities:

Kricker Hall has 4 computer labs with 25 PC’s in each lab with overhead projector attached to the instructor’s PC for class presentations.  These PC’s are upgraded every 3 years so that the labs are always state-of-the-art.  Software is upgraded to match industry demands and latest versions.

An additional Network Lab is also located in KRI254 to give students hands-on experience in the fields of networking, hardware and security.

 

Suggested Course Sequence


First Year Fall Term 

·         ENGL 1101      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (A)   OR

          ENGL 1102      DISCOURSE AND COMPOSITION (B)

·         BUIS  1010      COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

·         GEP               SOCIAL SCIENCE

·         GEP               NATURAL SCIENCE (NTSC 1110)

·         GEN ELEC      (Math Prerequisite if needed)

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15-18


First Year Spring Term

·         ENGL 1105      COMPOSITION AND ARGUMENTATION

·         MATH 1800      BUSINESS STATISTICS

·         BUIS   1300      INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT OR

          BUIS   1500      FOUNDATIONS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

·         BUOA 1150      SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS OR

          BUOA 1170      DATABASE APPLICATIONS OR

          BUOA 1140      WORD PROCESSING OR

          BUIS   2100      INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

·         GEP                 FINE ARTS

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 17


Second Year Fall Term 

·         BUAC 1010      ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I OR

          BUAC 2010      INTRO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES

·         BUIS   2000      INTRO TO HARDWARE/OPERATING SYSTEMS

·         BUIS   3100      DATA & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

·         MATH 1700      APPLIED FINITE MATH (OR HIGHER)

·         BULW 2700      LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15-16


Second Year Spring Term

·         BUAC 1020      ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES II OR

          BUAC 2030      INTRO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES

·         ECON 2201      PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

·         BUIS   1300      INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT OR

          BUIS   1500      FOUNDATIONS OF WEB DEVELOPMENT

·         BUMG 3100      MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

·         BUMG 2900      PROF. COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

·         GEP                WESTERN CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 18-19


Third Year Fall Term

·         ECON 2202      PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

·         BUIS   2700      IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND INTERNETWORKING

·         BUMG 3550      QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF BUSINESS

·         BUMK 3100      MARKETING PRINCIPLES

·         GEP                 NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVE

·         GEP                 NATURAL SCIENCE

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 19


Third Year Spring Term

·         BUMG 3850      PRODUCTIONS/OPERATIONS MGT.

·         BUIS   3600      IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

·         BUIS   3800      ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

·         BUFI   3450      MANAGERIAL FINANCE

·         GEP                ETHICS (OR GEN ELEC)

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15


Fourth Year Fall Term

·         BUIS  3200      SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

·         IDST   4490      SENIOR SEMINAR OR

          BUMG 4850     BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY

·         BUXX               BUSINESS ELECTIVE

·         GEN ELEC      GENERAL ELECTIVE

·         GEN ELEC      GENERAL ELECTIVE

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15


Fourth Year Spring Term

·         IDST  4490      SENIOR SEMINAR OR

          BUMG 4850     BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY

·         BUIS  4200      IS STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITION

·         BUIS  XXXX      ISM ELECTIVE

·         GEN ELEC      GENERAL ELECTIVE 

    TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 12


Total Credit Hours Required - 120


 

Degree Requirements


General Education Program 31 Hours

The GEP Quantitative Reasoning component is satisfied in the required nonbusiness courses.

 
Required Nonbusiness Courses 14 Hours
Business Core Courses 36 Hours
Info. Systems Mgt. Courses 30 Hours
Electives 9 Hours
   
Total Hours Required 120 Hours

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