Share:

BBA in Information Systems

Information Systems (IS) is first and foremost a business degree. This degree program prepares graduates to increase business agility and competitiveness through the application of information technology (IT). IS students gain a solid foundation in business and become computer-savvy through hands-on experience with the latest technologies.   Learn moreeagle feather

top-emphasisAdvisement Checklist Forms:
Accounting IS
Business Intelligence IS
Electronic Commerce IS
Enterprise Resources Planning IS
Enterprise Security
Logistics IS


Accounting Information Systems

The AIS emphasis provides a solid understanding of general business principles with depth in technology and accounting. Students pursuing this emphasis will be prepared to help companies design information systems that are safeguarded against many different kinds of system errors and fraudulent activities. Students could also pursue careers in information assurance, serving as “auditors” who ensure that proper design and controls that protect against fraud are in place. Potential employers include “Big 4″ accounting firms, business and IT consulting companies, as well as any organization (large or small) that relies upon an automated accounting system.

Job Options

Business ObjectsThe BI emphasis focuses on the use of information technology to identify trends and hidden patterns in an organization’s data and external environment, and then predict how these trends and patterns will impact the organization’s activities and ultimate success. Students pursuing this emphasis learn to use BI tools to mine corporate data warehouses and assist companies in the identification and development of competitive strategies, and management of corporate knowledge. Potential employers include a wide array of medium and large businesses across all types of industries.

Job options 

netThe EC emphasis provides exposure to the technical skills and business knowledge needed to develop Web-based business applications. Students pursuing this emphasis will be prepared to develop and enhance E-Commerce Web sites based on solid, underlying business models. Potential employers include all organizations wanting to establish or improve the ability to conduct business via the Internet.

Job options

sap-alliance-190The ERP emphasis focuses on large, complex information systems that integrate business processes across an entire organization such as SAP® software. Because the number of IS professionals with these skills is low, this is a high-demand area. Students completing this emphasis earn a SAP University Alliances Recognition Award that validates their readiness to assist companies in the selection, implementation, and support of ERP systems. They also satisfy the educational requirements to enter SAP America’s TERP-10 certification process. Potential employers include consulting companies, ERP developers, as well as thousands of companies that adopt or wish to adopt ERP systems.

Job options

Enterprise SecurityThe ES emphasis focuses on the development and administration of security policies as they pertain to the management of information systems. Students pursuing this emphasis will be prepared to assist companies in the design, implementation and management of secure information systems and networks. They also have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in computer forensics. In today’s security-conscious world, virtually every organization is a potential employer of students who pursue this option.

Job options

The LIS emphasis focuses on the use of information technology as a critical enabler of the supply chain networks that businesses use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services all over the world. Students pursuing this emphasis will be prepared to help companies design information systems that integrate business processes across the supply chain. Potential employers include large retail distribution centers, wholesalers, logistics firms (e.s.-UPS, FedEx, DHL), railroads, trucking and shipping companies, and a host of other companies who are partners in supply chains.

Job options

Undergraduate Course Information

Courses in blue are SAP UA approved courses.

CISM 1110

CISM 1110 – Computer Applications 1-0-1

Provides hands-on lab and detailed instruction in application software using word-processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.

Co-requisite: CISM 1120.

CISM 1120

CISM 1120 – Computer Concepts 2-0-2

Provides an introduction of computer concepts and the evolution of computers in society. Lecture
topics include computer system components, data representation & storage, software & multimedia, computer architecture, data
communications & network configuration, data security & privacy, viruses, ethic, email, Internet, and the computer marketplace.

 

Co-requisite:
CISM 1110. (CISM 1110-lab and CISM 1120-lecture must be taken at the same time.)

CISM 2030

CISM 2030-Introduction to Information Systems 3-0-3

This course provides an overview of fundamental Information Systems concepts and career opportunities. Students are introduced to the characteristics of business process, enterprise systems, and SAP ERP. Students use the Alice 3D visual programming environment and Java standard edition software to learn fundamental object oriented programming concepts.

Prerequisites: Prior completion of MATH 1111 and BUSA 1105 are recommended.

CISM 2230

CISM 2230-Advanced Java 3-0-3

This course extends the fundamental principles of object-oriented programming using Java as our tool. The focus of this class is on advanced applications development. Topics include: objects, classes, inheritance, interfaces, GUI components, layout managers, events, multimedia, exception handling, and I/O files.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CSCI 1236 or CISM 2030 and a solid understanding of data types, control structures, and algorithmic design before taking this course.

CISM 2530

CISM 2530-Advanced Business Applications 3-0-3

This course will provide students with hands-on experience in creating advanced business applications using spreadsheet and database management system (DBMS) tools. Advanced topics in word-processing and presentation tools will also be explored.

CISM 2530H-Advanced Business Applications 3-0-3

Students will complete weekly projects with an emphasis on comprehensive applications of software to specific business applications and problem solving in various business disciplines including quantitative methods, finance, marketing, logistics, accounting, and other relevant applications in business. Students will be expected to successfully complete the practice exam version of the Microsoft Certification Exams in Excel and Access. Reserved for Honors students.

CISM 3134

CISM 3134-Data Communications 3-0-3

An overview of traditional and emerging telecommunications technologies and applications in today’s business environment including voice, data, and video communications. The application of business telecommunications to satisfy
information system requirements is emphasized.

Prerequisites: Pre-business and undeclared students must meet the requirements for BBA status. Students with declared majors in other fields must have completed a minimum of 55 semester hours.

CISM 3135

CISM 3135-Systems Analysis and Design 3-0-3

Introduces the fundamental principles of information systems analysis and design. In this course, students will learn to apply the tools and techniques commonly used by systems analysts to build and document information systems. Classical and structured tools for describing data flow, data structure, process flow, file design, input and output design, and program specifications will be studied. Object-oriented concepts and techniques will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: Pre-business and undeclared students must meet the requirements for BBA status. Students with declared majors in other fields must have completed a minimum of 55 semester hours.

CISM 3235

CISM 3235 – Application Development with COBOL 3-0-3

Provides a complete treatment of the COBOL language. Includes file handling, programming using multiple tiered control breaks, the manipulation of two and three dimensional tables, the exploration of sequential and indexed sequential files, and exposure to interactive programs.

Prerequisites:

A ‘C’ or better in either CSCI 1236, CSCI 1301 or CISM 2030.

CISM 3236

CISM 3236 – Web Database Development: 3-0-3

Provides an overview of web database connectivity and programming alternatives available or integrating internet technologies related to e-commerce and m-commerce with database systems. Students will gain an understanding of the creation, use, and management of web interfaces and the integrated database system.

Prerequisites:

A ‘C’ or better in CISM 2230.

CISM 3236

CISM 3237 – Visual Basic .NET Windows and Web Applications Programming: 3-0-3

This course introduces students to Visual Basic.Net which is a leading edge object oriented programming language that integrates with .Net platform to provide a programming component for Windows applications, as well as Internet and World-Wide-Web applications. The student will be exposed to and learn topics related to object oriented programming, strings, graphics, graphical-user-interface components, exception handling, multithreading, multimedia (audio, images, animation and video), file processing, prepackaged data structures, database processing, Internet and World-Wide-Web based client/server networking and distributed computing.

CISM 3331

CISM 3331 Principles of Enterprise Information Systems Security 2-1-3

An introduction to the various policy, administration, management, and technical aspects of information systems security across the enterprise. This course provides the foundation for understanding key policies and issues associated with protecting information assets; designing a consistent, reasonable information security system; identifying alternatives for determining the necessary levels of protection; and developing and administering appropriate responses to security incidents. Included are design issues for appropriate intrusion detection, disaster incidents, and reporting for various enterprise networking infrastructures.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3134 and CISM 3135

CISM 4130

CISM 4130-Management Information Systems 3-0-3

An overview of the utilization of information technology in business organizations to support managerial decision making and to provide competitive advantage. This course will address the evolution of information and information technology as corporate assets, how information technology is reshaping organization structures and work processes, how it is changing business relationships among organizations, and emerging information technologies expected to significantly impact business operations in the years ahead.

Prerequisites: Pre-business and undeclared students must meet the requirements for BBA status. Students with declared majors in other fields must have completed a minimum of 55 semester hours.

CISM 4134

CISM 4134-Database Management 3-0-3

An applied study of business databases, their design, and implementation. The focus of the course is on application development with fourth generation systems. Applications using a third generation host language and application generators are used to demonstrate concepts and techniques.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3135.

CISM 4135

CISM 4135-Project Management and Development 3-0-3

The course focuses on principles and processes of project management, specifically as they relate to the development of information systems to solve business problems. The fundamentals of organizational behavior, systems theory and systems dynamics, as well as the important components of project management such as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling are covered.

In addition, team building and working with others is emphasized to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The students will have an opportunity to work with current Project Management software tools to emphasize the application of these concepts.

Prerequisites: Pre-business and undeclared students must meet the requirements for BBA status. Students with declared majors in other fields must have completed a minimum of 55 semester hours.

CISM 4136

CISM 4136-Global Information Resource Management 3-0-3

A study of the international management of the organization’s information systems function from the perspective of information as a critical organization resource and as a key to competitiveness in the global market. Emphasis will be placed on the application of technology to meet information systems requirement.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3134 and CISM 3135. CISM 4134 is recommended.

CISM 4234

CISM 3235 – Application Development with Objects: 3-0-3

Extends the fundamentals of object-oriented design and moves into the realm of developing object-oriented applications with a current development system.

Prerequisites:

A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2230 and CISM 3135.

CISM 4236

CISM 4236 – AS/400 and Its Application: 3-0-3

Provides an introduction to and experience in developing applications on the AS/400. Students will develop business applications using the unique features of the AS/400, including OS/400 and DB2/400. Development will be in both third generation languages, i.e. COBOL and RPG4, and fourth generation languages, i.e. SQL4/400 and QUERY/400. Emphasis will be on the use of the AS/400 in a distributed, networked environment.

Prerequisites:

A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2230 and CISM 3135.

CISM 4237

CISM 4237-Business Intelligence 3-0-3 sapua-175

Examines the role
of decision support systems in the organizational environment. Upon completion, the student will be capable of designing and implementing decision support systems with a variety of development systems.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3135.

CISM 4238

CISM 4238-Network Administration 3-0-3

An applied study of the problems inherent in the maintenance and management of the heterogeneous networking environments prevalent in the modern business
enterprise. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring and integrating the practical management /technical skills that define the effective networking specialist.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3134.

CISM 4331

CISM 4331 – Point of Sale Technologies: 3-0-3

Provides an overview of the architecture and functionality of point of sale (POS) systems, asa well as an appreciation for the issues and challenges associated with the development, implementation and support of large-scale commercial systems.

Prerequisites:

A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2230 and CISM 3135.

CISM 4332

CISM 4332 – Electronic Business: 3-0-3

This course focuses on the linkage between organizational strategy and networked information technologies to implement a rich variety of business models in national and global contexts connecting individuals, businesses, governments, and other organizations to each other.

The course examines e-business strategy, architecture and infrastructure as well the development and management of e-business solutions and their components.

Prerequisites:

A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2230, CISM 3134, and MKTG 3131.

CISM 4333

CISM/MGNT 4333-Human Resources Information Systems: 3-0-3

A study of how human resource information systems are applied in organizations to support organizational strategy, improve efficiency and flexibility, increase productivity and performance, and ensure compliance with employment law. The focus will be on merging computer technology with a strategic human resource management perspective.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in MGNT 3334.

CISM 4334

CISM 4334-Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) Using SAP 3-0-3 sapua-175

Focuses on Enterprise Planning (ERP) using SAP ERP. Students will spend computer intensive time navigating in SAP and completing SAP lab assignments. Currency in ERP developments by subscribing to Internet newsletters on ERP or SAP developments is required. Students will also be required to complete a major ERP project and give a presentation on important recent ERP developments.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Information Systems Chair.

CISM 4335

CISM 4335-Advanced Business Applications Programming (ABAP) for the SAP Enterprise System 3-0-3 sapua-175

This course provides an overview of the ABAP programming language for the SAP enterprise resource planning system. Students will learn how to access database tables, design input screen selections and generate output list reports. Students will write a variety of beginning and intermediate level programs using the ABAP workbench, ABAP objects, and data dictionary tools. Modular programming technique such as subroutines, function modules, and events will also be discussed.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2230 and CISM 4334.

CISM 4336

CISM 4336 ERP and Enterprise Performance 3-0-3 sapua-175

A course that provides an overview of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems and their impact on organizations. Organizational interest in integrated enterprise information systems and the factors that drive businesses to select and implement these solutions are addressed. Research evidence demonstrating the impact of ERP systems on enterprise performance is reviewed and students gain further understanding of the integrative nature of ERP systems by completing exercises using simulated ERP environments.

Prerequisites: Pre-business and undeclared students must meet the requirements for BBA status and have earned a minimum grade of “C” in ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H. Students with declared majors in other fields must have a grade of “C” in ACCT 2030. Completion of MGNT 3430 and CISM 4334 is recommended.

CISM 4434

CISM 4434-Enterprise System Configuration 3-0-3 sapua-175

This course focuses on configuring and testing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for use in a large
organization. Students learn how to setup a trading company from the ground up using SAP R/3. Throughout the semester,
students will create and test the organizational structure, master data and business rules to integrate different
functional business processes such as purchasing, sales, distribution, logistics, accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc.
Students can also be expected to complete a major project working in cross-functional teams to configure and test an ERP
system.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 4334.

CISM 4435

CISM 4435-Web Portal Customization and Collaboration using SAP NetWeaver: 3-0-3 sapua-175

This course focuses on how and why web-based ERP systems such as SAP Enterprise Portals are customized to extend their support of business processes. The course applies web portal customization and collaboration tools to illustrate key course concepts. The characteristics and benefits of enterprise web portals are examined along with the tools and processes used to implement and measure their success.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 4334. Prior completion of CISM 3135 is recommended.

CISM 4436

CISM 4436-SAP TERP10 Review: 3-0-3 sapua-175

This is a preparation course for the TERP10 SAP Academy Certification. Recommended for students who have completed 2 or more SAP approved courses toward earning their SAP University Alliances Student Recognition Award.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 4334.

CISM 4790

CISM 4790-Internship in Information Systems (3 to 6)-0-(3 to 6)

A supervised work-study program in selected business firms throughout the Southeast.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 3135 is required. Completion of CISM 2230 and CISM 3134 (with a minimum grade of “C”) is
recommended. Total Institution GPA of 2.75 or better is required.

CISM 4830

CISM 4830 – Special Topics in Information Systems: 3-0-3

A customized course that is under the direction of a faculty sponsor. This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue studies or topics not covered in scheduled courses. The scope and nature of the material covered is determined in consultation with the faculty sponsor.

CISM 4890

CISM 4890 – Directed Study in Information Systems: 0-0- (1 to 3)

Designed for independent study and research in selected areas of information systems under faculty supervision.

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair or director.

CISM 5131

CISM 5131-Fundamentals of Computer Forensics: 3-0-3

This course examines how computers are being used to perpetrate fraud along with how investigators can use the computer as a weapon against fraudsters. Other computer-related topics to be explored include security breaches, employee theft, asset abuse, theft of intellectual property, and imaging of computer drive contents including files, operating and file system artifacts, and deleted files or file fragments located in file slack or unallocated space. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2530, or CISM 1110 and CISM 1120

CISM 4239

CISM 4239 – Advanced Business Analytics with SAP HANA

This course covers advanced practices and concepts in the areas of business intelligence and business analytics.
The course will emphasize more the data foundation required to support business intelligence and business analytics,
rather than associated applications. Special emphasis will be given to the SAP HANA big data platform.

Prerequisite(s): Business students must have BBA status and a minimum grade of “C” in CISM 4134 and CISM 4237.

Students with declared majors in other fields must have a minimum grade of “C” in (CSCI 3432 OR IT 3233) and (CISM 4237 OR IT 5135)”.


Future Class Offerings:

pdf   Printable version

Course Fall ’13 Spring ’14 Sum ’14 Fall ’14 Spring ’15 Sum ’15 Fall ’15 Spring ’16 Sum’16
CISM 1110/1120
CISM 1110/1120 (Evening)
CISM 1110/1120 (Online) X X X X X X X X X
CISM 2030 X X X X X X
CISM 2230 X X X X X X
CISM 2530 X X X X X X X X
CISM 2530 (Evening) X X X X X X
CISM 2530 (WEB) X X X X X X X X
CISM 2530H-Honors X X X
CISM 3134 X X X X X X
CISM 3135 X X X X X X
CISM 3331  X X
CISM 4130 X X X X X X X X  X
CISM 4130 (Evening) X X X X X X
CISM 4130 (Online) X X X X X X X X
CISM 4130 (Honors)
CISM 4134 X X X X X X
CISM 4135 X X X X X X
CISM 4136 X X X X X X
Course Fall 13 Spring ’14 Sum ’14 Fall ’14 Spring ’15 Sum ’15 Fall ’15 Spring ’16 Sum ’16
*CISM 4237 X X X X X X
*CISM 4237 (Online) X X X
CISM 4238 X X  X
*CISM 4239 X X X
*CISM/MGNT 4333 X X X
*CISM 4334 X X X X X X X X X
*CISM 4335 X X X
*CISM 4336 X X X X X X
*CISM 4434 X X X X X X X X X
*CISM 4435  X X
*CISM 4436 X X X
CISM 4790 – IS Internship X X X X X X X X
*CISM 4xxx (SAP Academy-TERP10) X X
CISM 5131
  • * indicates a SAP University Alliances approved course.
  • Changes are more likely the further we look into the future.
  • An X indicates the course will be offered.

Consider Adding a Business Minor

students

 

Minors combined with your major will enhance your marketability.

Information Systems Majors may choose to Minor in one of these areas:


Economics Minor
  • ECON 2106 – Business Economics (3)
  • ECON 3131 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 3231 – Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON – Two upper division economics courses (6)
Fraud Examination Minor
  • ACCT 4631 – Macro Fraud Examination (3)
  • ACCT 4632 – Micro Fraud Examination (3)
  • ACCT 5633 – Forensic Interviews and Interrogations (3)
  • LSTD 3630 – White Collar Crime (3)
  • LSTD 3631 – Fraud and the Law (3)
  • Select one of the following:
    -ACCT 2030* – Survey of Accounting (3)
    -ACCT 2101* – Financial Accounting (3)
    -ACCT 2102* – Managerial Accounting (3)

* Business majors take ACCT 2101/2102. Other students take ACCT 2030 or ACCT 2101 AND 2102

Finance Minor
  • ACCT 2030 – Survey of Accounting (3) or
  • ACCT 2102 – Financial Accounting Business majors take ACCT 2101 & ACCT 2102.Other students take ACCT 2030 or ACCT 2101.
  • FINC 3131 – Principles of Corporate Finance (3)
  • FINC – Three electives for which prerequisites are met (9)
Management Minor
  • ACCT 2030 – Survey of Accounting (3)**Business majors take ACCT 2101/2102. Other students takeACCT 2030 or ACCT 2101 AND 2102
  • MGNT 3130 – Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGNT 3134 – Behavior in Organizations (3)
  • MGNT 3334 – Human Resource Management (3)
  • MGNT – One elective for which the prerequisites are met (3)
Marketing Minor
  • ACCT 2030 – Survey of Accounting (3)*Business majors take ACCT 2101/2102. Other students takeACCT 2030 or ACCT 2101 AND 2102
  • MKTG 3131 – Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MKTG – Three electives for which the prerequisites are met (9)
Business Minor (for non-business students only)
  • ACCT 2030 – Survey of Accounting (3)
  • ECON 2105 – Economics in a Global Society (3)
  • Upper Division courses for which the prerequisites have been met (12)

Major Requirements

Plan of Study: Information Systems Majorpdf

Course Title Description Frequency
CISM 2030 Introduction to Information Systems Prereq is completion of MATH 1111 and BUSA 1105 are recommended. Take this during your sophomore year. It is prereq for some upper division CISM courses. Multiple sections each Fall & Spring term
CISM 2230 Advanced Java Prereq is A minimum grade of “C” in CISM 2030 or CSCI 1236 and a solid understanding of data types, control structures, and algorithmic design before taking this course. Take this soon after you complete CISM 2030 (or CSCI 1236/CSCI 1301). It is prereq for some popular upper division CISM courses including CISM 4335. Multiple sections each Fall & Spring term
CISM 3134 Data Communications Take this during your junior year. It is a prereq for CISM 4136, CISM 4238, CISM 4332, and some courses in the Enterprise Security Emphasis Multiple sections each Fall & Spring term
CISM 3135 Systems Analysis and Design Take this early in your junior year. It is a prereq for CISM 4134, CISM 4136, and some popular CISM courses. Offered each Fall & Spring term
CISM 4134 Database Management Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3135. Take this course during your senior year. It is a recommended course for CISM 4135 and CISM 4237 Offered each Fall & Spring term
CISM 4135 Project Management Take this course during your junior or senior year. Completing CISM 3135 prior to taking this course is recommended. Offered each term
CISM 4136 Global Information Resource Management Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3134, CISM 3135, and CISM 4134. Take this course during your senior year. Offered each Fall & Spring term
ELECTIVE and EMPHASIS AREA COURSES
Course Title Description Frequency
CISM 3235 Applications Development with COBOL Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2030 (or CSCI 1236/CSCI 1301). (BAD Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 3236 Web Database Development Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230. (BAD or E-Commerce Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 3237 Visual Basic.Net Windows & Web Applications Programming Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230. (BAD or E-Commerce Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 3331 Principles of Enterprise Information Systems Security Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3134 and CISM 3135. (Enterprise Security Emphasis course) Offered each Fall term
CISM 4234 Application Development with Objects Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230 and CISM 3135. (BAD Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 4236 AS/400 and Its Applications Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230 and CISM 3135. (BAD Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 4237 Business Intelligence Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3135. (SAP Certificate course; BI Emphasis course; ERP Emphasis course) Offered each Fall & Spring term
CISM 4238 Network Administration Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3134. (Enterprise Security Emphasis course) Offered each Fall & Spring term
CISM 4331 Point of Sale Technologies Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230. Offered periodically
CISM 4332 Electronic Business Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230, CISM 3134, and MKTG 3131. (E-Commerce Emphasis course) Offered periodically
CISM 4334 ERP Systems Using SAP Prereq is permission of Department of IS Chair. (SAP Certificate course; ERP Emphasis Course; Logistics Information Systems Emphasis course) Offered each term
CISM 4335 ABAP Programming for SAP Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2230 and CISM 4334. (SAP Certificate course; BAD Emphasis course; ERP Emphasis course) Offered each Spring term
CISM 4434 Enterprise System Configuration Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 4434. (SAP Certificate course; ERP Emphasis course) Offered each Fall & Spring term
CISM 4790 Internship in Information Systems Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 3135 and overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Completion of CISM 2230 & CISM 3134 is recommended. Offered each term
CISM 4830 Special Problems in Information Systems Prereq is senior standing. Offered periodically
CISM 4890 Directed Study in Information Systems Prereq is permission of the Department of IS Chair. Offered periodically
CISM 5131 Fundamentals of Computer Forensics Prereq is “C” or better in CISM 2530 or CISM 1110/1120 or IT 2333. (BI Emphasis course; Enterprise Security Emphasis course) Offered each Spring term

 


 

Suggested Four Year Plan

pdf  Printable 4-Year Plan

Fall

Spring

Year 1
  • ENGL 1101
  • MATH 1111
  • HIST 1112 or POLS 1101
  • BUSA 1105
  • GSU 1220
  • HLTH 1520

(16 hours)
  • ENGL 1102
  • CISM 2530
  • HIST 1112 or POLS 1101
  • ECON 2105
  • Traditional Lab Science (4 hrs)
  • KINS

(17 hours)
Year 2
  • BUSA 2106 or ECON 2106
  • HIST 2110 or COMM 1110
  • Environmental Lab Science (4 hrs)
  • MATH 1232
  • PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101 or GEOG 1130 or ANTH 1102

(16 hours)
  • ACCT 2101
  • BUSA 2106 or ECON 2106
  • HIST 2110 or COMM 1110
  • ENGL 2111 or ENGL 2112
  • CISM 2030
  • KINS

(16 hours)
Year 3
  • ACCT 2102
  • BUSA 3131
  • MGNT 3130
  • CISM 2230 or CISM 3134
  • CISM 3135
  • IDS 2210

(16 hours)
 

Note: CISM 2230, CISM 3134, and CISM 3135 are prerequisites for some CISM courses.
  • BUSA 3132 or FINC 3131
  • MKTG 3131 or MGNT 3430
  • CISM 2230 or CISM 3134
  • CISM 4134 or CISM 4135
  • CISM emphasis area course

(15 hours)
 

Note: CISM 2230, CISM 3134, and CISM 3135 are prerequisites for some CISM courses.
Year 4
  • BUSA 3132 or FINC 3131
  • MKTG 3131 or MGNT 3420
  • CISM 4134 or CISM 4135
  • CISM emphasis area course
  • Free elective

(15 hours)
  • BUSA 4131
  • CISM 4136
  • CISM emphasis area course
  • CISM emphasis area course
  • Free elective

(15 hours)

* The official Core Curriculum Course requirements are stated in the “Academic Information” section of Georgia Southern University Catalog. The official BBA specific and Information Systems major requirements are stated in the “College of Business Administration” section of the Catalog.

This recommended four-year program of study is based on that official information and has been prepared to help students plan their own program of study.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of summer semesters to catch up, get ahead, participate in internships or co-operative education programs, or related volunteer and service opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

The mission of the BBA in Information Systems is to support the overall mission and goals of the BBA degree program and to supplement this overall mission with the knowledge and capabilities needed by graduates to serve as business analysts, functional analysts, information services managers, or related roles in organizations. By providing employers with graduates who possess a blend of business knowledge and computing skills the IS degree program contributes to the university’s mission to advance the State of Georgia and region through technological advancement and regional development.

II. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Information Systems degree program has four major goals for its graduates:

1) IS graduates should demonstrate the ability to articulate the characteristics of computer networks, communication protocols, and the impact of computer networks on businesses.
2) IS graduates should demonstrate the ability to analyze a problem, identify and define business and systems requirements, and propose a conceptual design for its solution.
3) IS graduates should demonstrate the ability to transform a conceptual design to a physical information system.
4) IS graduates should be able to effectively plan a systems development project and its execution.

Student Learning Outcomes Related to Goal 1:

1. Students completing CISM 3134 – Data Communications are expected to be able to describe the major components of computer networks.
2. Students completing CISM 3134 – Data Communications are expected to be able to compare and contrast major types of computer networks
3. Students completing CISM 3134 – Data Communications are expected to be compare and contrast widely used data communication protocols.
4. Students completing CISM 3134 – Data Communications are expected to be able to describe the importance of computer networks in today’s businesses.

Student Learning Outcomes Related to Goal 2:

5. Students completing CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design are expected to be able to describe the major types of data collection methods used by business analysts.
6. Students completing CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design are expected to be able to develop appropriate conceptual data models for IS solutions.
7. Students completing CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design are expected to be able to develop appropriate process models for IS solutions.

Student Learning Outcomes Related to Goal 3:

8. Students completing both CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design and CISM 4134 – Database Systems are expected to demonstrate the ability to transform entity-relationship diagrams (ERDs) into equivalent sets of database tables.
9. Students completing CISM 3135 – Systems Analysis and Design are expected to demonstrate the ability to transform data flow diagrams (DFDs) into appropriate sets of forms and reports.
10. Students completing CISM 4134 – Database Systems are expected to demonstrate the ability to compose appropriate SQL queries for forms and reports.

Student Learning Outcomes Related to Goal 4:

11. CISM 4135 – Project Management students are expected to articulate appropriate subset of project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) business consulting principles and practices to allow them to develop appropriate system development proposals for solutions that address business problems or opportunities.
12. CISM 4135 – Project Management students are expected to articulate a subset of the PMI (Project Management Institute) Project Management Body of Knowledge, to allow them to demonstrate the ability to develop a structured project management plan for a proposed information system implementation/solution for an actual or realistic business case.
13. CISM 4135 – Project Management students are expected to articulate a subset of the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge to allow them to demonstrate an understanding of the major mechanisms used in project monitoring and control during the execution phases of a project management plan.

Information Systems • P.O. Box 7998 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-4747 • ISDept@georgiasouthern.edu