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Program Outcomes - 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:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

b) an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

c) an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

d) an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

e) an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

f) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

g) an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society

h) recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

i) an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

j) an understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment


Performance Criteria - BBA in Computer Information Systems

Performance criteria are a means to focus on specific expectations of the CIS program and indicate the specific actions that the student should be able to perform as a result of participation in the program.  Input from the CIS & MS Advisory Board, industry representatives, faculty, and accreditation agencies was considered in setting these outcomes.

  1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the programming of object-oriented, event-driven, database-enabled applications with graphical user interfaces in at least two modern programming languages. Programming proficiency will include conceptual design, elegant and efficient coding, complete testing/debugging, and meaningful documentation.

  2. Students will demonstrate understanding of database concepts, and proficiency in developing effective data models, designing and implementing relational databases, and manipulating data using SQL.

  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate systems analysis and design tools and techniques.

  4. Students will understand the concept of systems life cycle and the importance of involving users in systems design.

  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the integration of information systems within the enterprise. Proficiency will be demonstrated by analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating the information systems processes of integrated business units. Emphasis will be placed on functional models, physical architectures, and security controls of an organization.

  6. Students will demonstrate proficiency in understanding technical fundamentals of telecommunications and computing networks. Students will reinforce their knowledge of the layered network communications model through hands-on laboratory experiences.

  7. Students will demonstrate the communication, interpersonal relationship management, problem solving, and professional skills needed to complete assignments effectively both independently and in groups.


Mapping: Program Outcomes to Performance Criteria

A document containing the mapping of CIS program outcomes to CIS performance criteria is available in .pdf format.