About CIS & BSAN
CIS Program Educational Objectives
Computer Information Systems is offered as a major through the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics. This program prepares business students for careers as information systems professionals. The program of study focuses on the development and management of information systems in a business environment. Students develop the technical skills and organizational insights required to analyze, design, implement, and administer information systems. The CIS curriculum includes hands-on projects, laboratory exercises, case analysis, and business simulations to build strong technical and analytical skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently and in team-oriented environments. Students are offered the opportunity to gain practical technical experience through internships and co-op programs. The department faculty, with advice from CIS & BSAN Executive Advisory Board, alumni, employers and students, endorse the program educational objectives listed below.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) B.B.A. Program will produce graduates with several defining abilities:
Graduates will have the ability to:
- Analyze a problem and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
- Apply sound analysis and design methodologies toward creating technological solutions for the enhancement and improvement of business processes;
- Implement system solutions using state-of-the-art software development, database, telecommunications and security technologies in a global business environment;
- Assess security threats risks to technology assets and suggest security controls to prevent, detect, and repair the security threats.
- Communicate effectively, in both oral and written form, in order to serve as liaisons between business-oriented end users and technically-oriented computing specialists;
- Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with the ability to manage themselves and their colleagues;
- Develop self-directed, lifelong learning skills.