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Facts about CIS

  • Number of students enrolled in the CIS Major: 322 undergraduates
  • Number of students enrolled in the CIS Minor: 152 undergraduates
  • Anticipated number of students with a CIS Major graduating in December 2010 and May 2011: 83
  • Program Accreditation: ABET – IS program accreditation; AACSB – College of Business accreditation
  • Number of Employers looking for CIS graduates – 2010/2011 JMU Career Fairs: 44
  • Largest employers:  Deloitte, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, CGI, Protiviti, Lockheed Martin, Ernst & Young, IBM Global Services, Accenture
  • Number of Employers looking for CIS interns – 2011 JMU Spring Internship Fair: 24
  • James Madison University - CIS web site: http://www.jmu.edu/cob/cis

Highlighted CIS Elective Courses:

  • Information Technology Consulting
  • Computer Security Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Management
  • IS Project Management
  • Mobile Computing
  • Web Design


Program Outcomes for BBA in Computer Information Systems

Program outcomes represent what graduates of the undergraduate computer information system program should know or be able to do by the time they graduate.  The performance criteria related to these program outcomes and the mapping of CIS program outcomes to performance criteria are listed below.

Students in the CIS program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  2. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  3. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  6. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  7. an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  8. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  9. an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  10. an understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment