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.


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.

Fall SemesterCourse NameCreditsSpring SemesterCourse NameCredits
Freshman Year
CPTR1100Computer Programming I3MGMT1805Introduction to Project Management3
CORE1001Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3MATH2101Applied Business Statistics3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
MATH1200College Algebra3MKTG2004Marketing I - Creating Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
MGMT1000Introduction to Business Models3ECON1200Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspectives 3
Sophomore Year
ACCT2100Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools3MGMT2900Business Career Exploration3
CPTR2800Information Security and IT Fundamentals3ACCT3100Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making3
MKTG3004Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3MGMT2400Innovating Value & Supply Chains (business elective)3
CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3ENGL1003Writing about Literature3
Open Elective3General Education Elective3
Junior Year
MGMT3700Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies3MGMT4900Career Internship3
MGMT3800Management Information Systems3MKTG3001Marketing and Product Management3
Science Elective w/ Lab4Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3
CPTR Elective (3000+)3General Education Elective3
Open Elective3CPTR Elective3
Senior Year
MGMT4101Capstone I (Business Policy)3MGMT4102Capstone II (Business Elective 3000+)3
INFO3300Business Analytics3MGMT4003Developing Business Leadership (MGMT4195)3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3General Education Elective3
CPTR Elective (3000+)3CPTR Elective 3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
Total Credits:121

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 NetworkingCourse NameCredits
CPTR1400Computer Programming II3 cr.
CPTR2300Data Structures3 cr
CPTR3600Networking I3 cr.
CPTR4600Networking II3 cr.
Specialization in Information Security
CPTR2800Information Security and Information Technology Fundamentals3 cr.
CPTR2801Information Security Threat Landscape and Attacker Motivation3 cr.
CPTR2802Defending and Attacking Modern Networked Computer Systems3 cr.
CPTR3801Information Security Incident Handling3 cr.
CPTR3802Business Communication for Information Security Professionals3 cr.
CPTR4801Emerging Technologies and Implications for Information Security3 cr.
CPTR4802Security Management and Policy Topics3 cr.
Specialization in Project Management
MGMT2805Project Planning & Control3 cr.
MGMT3805Project Team Management3 cr.
MGMT3806Influence, Decision Making and Problem Solving in Project Management3 cr.