Computer Information Systems Concentration

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer information industry will provide the top-eight growth jobs over the next eight years. Students majoring in the bachelor of science in business administration’s computer information systems (CIS) concentration have leading-edge tools and techniques in their grasp (MSDNAA, Rational Suite Enterprise, IBM products, and Oracle), as well as a solid foundation of business skills.

Students majoring in the bachelor of science in business administration’s computer information systems concentration establish a robust facility that prepares them to pursue either a business career with a strong understanding of how technology facilitates achieving business objectives, or a technology career with a firm grasp of how business objectives drive information systems toward achieving business goals.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Students demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.
  • Context: Students demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty, and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness. Students understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values. Students demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.
  • Quantitative: Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.
  • Ethics: Students demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.
  • Cognitive Flexibility: Students demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical, and when to employ each type. Student demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.
  • Value Creation: Students identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles.

Computer Information Systems


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Computer Programming I CPTR1100 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1100 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
Introduction to Business Models MGMT1000 3
College Algebra MATH1200 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Project Management MGMT1805 3
Applied Business Statistics MATH2101 3
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
Marketing I - Creating Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG2004 3
Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspectives ECON1200 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools ACCT2100 3
Information Security and IT Fundamentals CPTR2800 3
Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG3004 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Career Exploration MGMT2900 3
Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making ACCT3100 3
Supply Chains & Innovations MGMT2400 3
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3
General Education Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies MGMT3700 3
Management Information Systems MGMT3800 3
Science Elective w/ Lab 4
CPTR Elective (3000+) 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Career Internship MGMT4900 3
Marketing and Product Management MKTG3001 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
CPTR Elective 3

Credits Total: 31

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Capstone I (Business Policy) MGMT4101 3
Business Analytics INFO3300 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
CPTR Elective (3000+) 3
Open Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+) MGMT4102 3
Developing Business Leadership MGMT4003 3
General Education Elective 3
CPTR Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Students may choose to take any four approved program electives in order to complete the degree. A listing of approved program electives can be found on the Becker website under the Registrar’s office

Students need to take four courses from a group to earn specialization. Students may choose to take four electives which are not grouped in a specialization. Specialization in Computer Programming and Networking; Information Security; and Project Management


Course NameNumberCredits
Computer Programming and Networking
Computer Programming II CPTR1400 3
Data Structures CPTR2300 3
Networking I CPTR3600 3
Networking II CPTR4600 3
Information Security
Information Security and Information Technology Fundamentals CPTR2800 3
Information Security Threat Landscape and Attacker Motivation CPTR280 3
Defending and Attacking Modern Networked Computer Systems CPTR2802 3
Information Security Incident Handling CPTR3801 3
Business Communication for Information Security Professionals CPTR3802 3
Emerging Technologies and Implications for Information Security CPTR4801 3
Security Management and Policy Topics CPTR4802 3
Project Management
Project Planning & Control MGMT2805 3
Project Team Management MGMT3805 3
Influence, Decision Making and Problem Solving in Project Management MGMT3806 3
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