The Information Systems Major (IS) in the BBA degree program prepares students for careers in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. Information Systems as an academic discipline encompasses two broad areas:
Graduates of the IS major will have combined preparation in business core courses and applied computing. They will not only have the necessary managerial skills to solve business problems in functional areas, but also technical knowledge to develop and support information systems of any scope.
A BBA degree-seeking student is required to complete a minimum of 128 credit hours which includes University, College, and the major requirements. Following the recommended sequence outlined below provides a balanced workload and ensures that you will have the proper prerequisites and knowledge for maximum benefit from these courses.
The following courses are not counted in the IST major, but are required courses for all business majors:
Twenty-seven credit hours of required courses:
A minimum of ten semester hours of IST electives:
|ENG 101 English I||3|
|MTH 148 Math for Business Majors I1||4|
|Natural Science with lab2||4|
|BUS 101 Intro to University Life3||1|
|BUS 151 Intro to World of Business||3|
|ENG 102 English II||3|
|MTH 149 Math for Business Majors II1||4|
|ECN 201 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|IST 203 Software Tools||3|
|IST 211 Fundamentals of System Development||4|
|ACT 221 Intro to Accounting I||3|
|ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|OSM 201 Business Statistics I||3|
|GAD 250 Business Communication (W)||3|
|Arts & Humanities2||3|
|ACT 222 Intro to Accounting II||3|
|OSM 202 Business Statistics II||3|
|IST 221 Information Systems in the Organization||3|
|MKT 301 Intro to Marketing||3|
|ECN 302 Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|IST 311 Systems Development for the Organization||4|
|IST 321 Systems Analysis Methods||4|
|MKT 351 Business, Society, & Government (W)
OR BLW 411 Business Law & Ethics (W)
|Arts & Humanities2||3|
|MLR 321 Organizational Behavior||3|
|OSM 311 Introduction to Operations Management||3|
|IST 331 Design & Implementation of DBMS||4|
|IST 341 Networks and Telecommunications||4|
|FIN 351 Intro to Financial Management||4|
|MLR 465 Management Strategy & Policy (W)||3|
|IST 420 Software Project Management||4|
|IST 465 Enterprise Integration Systems||3|
1 The Analytical Geometry and Calculus sequence (MTH 181-182) may be substituted for Math for Business Majors (MTH 148-149).
2 Before choosing electives, you should consult with an academic advisor.
3 BUS 101 is not required of transfer students.
(W) Counts as a writing course for university graduation requirements (if taken at Cleveland State University).
*Please note: This sample program of study is intended to give you a general sense of the requirements associated with the Bachelor of Business Administration; this sample course of study is not valid for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science. Actual sequencing and credit hours of courses may vary, depending on the major. In all instances, the minimum number of credit hours required for graduation is 128.
The faculty in the department have a wide range of research interests and offer students the opportunity to work closely with them on exciting and challenging research projects. Many CIS Department faculty members are active in professional organizations. In addition, each IS major is assigned a faculty advisor who will help them tailor to their studies to prepare for a career in their area of interest.
Internships are available through the department of Computer & Information Science. Cooperative education opportunities are available through Career Services Office at 216.687.2233.
Scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, and part-time employment are just some of the ways you can help pay for college costs at CSU. For more information on financing your education, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 216.687.3764, or by email at: email@example.com.