Computer Information Systems is offered as a major through the Department of Computer Information Systems and Management Science. 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 & MS Executive Advisory Board, alumni, employers and students, endorses the program educational objectives listed below.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) B.B.A. Program will produce graduates with several defining abilities:
Picture yourself in the heart of an organization! CIS professionals translate information needs into technology needs, and interact with and contribute to every level of an organization. They are the critical link in achieving important organizational goals - making the CIS professional an invaluable asset.
The new CIS professional is a people-person who can “talk technology” and "talk business" in order to solve meaningful organizational problems.
CIS students learn through a variety of methods including projects, laboratory exercises, lectures, cases, and business simulations to prepare graduates with strong technical, analytic, and problem-solving skills, effective communication and presentation skills, hands-on experience, and the ability to work effectively in individual and team-oriented environments.