Computer Information Systems - B.B.A.

College of Business Administration
Department of Management and Information Systems
A432 Business Administration Building
Kent Campus
330-672-1140
mis@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/business/mis


Description

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems provides students with a focus on the creation and supervision of the Computerized Information Systems (CIS) that are commonly used in organizations of all types and sizes. There is a primary emphasis on problem solving within systems development, the logic of state-of-the-art programming languages and methodologies, project management and business experience. Examples of CIS include airline reservation systems, bank automated teller systems, trading systems for stock exchanges and accounting/auditing systems.

Students can select electives to complement their knowledge base and interests such as in network management which focuses on the creation and maintenance of local and wide area networks and other computing infrastructure components, and prepares students for careers as network engineers and network managers. Or enterprise systems which use integrated software systems to support and manage business processes and operations in organizations. Some material taught in major and minor courses correlate with the knowledge needed to pass professional certification exams. Guidance in selecting electives is available from the program faculty or from the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Students participate in a CIS internship, which involves a summer or a semester of paid professional experience in industry. Internship experience helps show the relevance of on-campus courses to professional work, helps students focus their career plans and often enables students to secure better jobs upon graduation.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Transfer Student: A minimum 2.500 overall GPA is required for admission into the program. Students who have previously attended Kent State who completed (or the equivalent of) COMM 15000, ENG 21011 and/or MATH 11010 must have earned a minimum C grade in the courses, and a minimum C grade in both MIS 24053 and MIS 24065.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Create basic UML diagrams that accurately model system requirements.
  2. Differentiate different data types by name (e.g., string values) vs. add numbers or use numbers for control groups.
  3. Explain core systems analysis topics clearly, concisely and accurately.
  4. Write basic SQL statements to query a set of relational database tables and properly format (e.g., sort, group) the output.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree will be able to:

  1. Recall strategic frameworks that are used to make business decisions. 
  2. Perform basic calculations using quantitative tools that are used to support business decisions. 
  3. Articulate and deliberate their ideas in writing.
  4. Articulate and deliberate their ideas orally.
  5. Identify ethical dilemmas and stakeholders.
  6. Recommend alternatives and consequences and choose a reasoned conclusion from the alternatives given. 
  7. Identify global factors in making a business decision. 
  8. Analyze global factors in making a business decision. 
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[BU-BBA-CIS]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
MIS 24065WEB PROGRAMMING (min C grade)3
MIS 34068SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
MIS 34070PROGRAMMING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 44007PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS 3
MIS 44043DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3
MIS 44048SOFTWARE INTEGRATION (ELR) (WIC) 13
MIS 44292BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP (ELR) 23
Major Electives, choose from the following:9
ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FOR BUSINESS
NETWORK THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND CYBERSECURITY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
WORKSHOP IN PROFESSIONAL IS CERTIFICATION
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACCT 23021INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
BUS 10123EXPLORING BUSINESS 33
BUS 30061BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES 41
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) (min C grade)3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ENG 30061WRITING IN BUSINESS 42
FIN 26074LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
FIN 36053BUSINESS FINANCE 3
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) (min C grade)3
MATH 11012INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR) 3-5
or MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
MIS 24053INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (min C grade)3
MIS 24056FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS 53
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34060OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 44285INTEGRATED BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY 3
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade) 66
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)14
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

Substitutions will be considered by the chair of the Department of Management and Information Systems on a case-by-case basis.

3

A student changing to the College of Business Administration or transferring may be waived out of BUS 10123 if:

4

BUS 30061 and ENG 30061 should be taken concurrently. Students who have transferred ENG 30063 from another institution may use it as a substitute for ENG 30061.

5

Students who have completed MATH 10041 may substitute it for MIS 24056.

6

Minimum C grade in ENG 21011 or HONR 20197.

Progression Requirements

Minimum 2.500 overall GPA, minimum C grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011 (or HONR 20197), MATH 11010 (or placement out of MATH 11010) and a minimum C grade in both MIS 24053 and MIS 24065.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.500 2.500
  • The following will not be applied toward the degree program: Maximum 4 credit hours of physical education activity (PEB) courses and maximum 4 credit hours of applied music and music ensemble courses (MUS courses with a second digit of 5, 6 or 7) combined. There is no limit on other music coursework.

General Degree Requirement for a Bachelor of Business Administration

  1. Students must complete at least 50 percent of business credit hours (required for the business degree) in-residence on a Kent State University campus.
  2. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper division (30-40000 level), and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Students may not pursue a minor and major in the same discipline.
  3. A minimum 2.500 GPA must be earned for all work carried at Kent State University for the accounting, business management, computer information systems, finance, general business, human resource management, managerial marketing and marketing majors. The economics  and entrepreneurship majors require a minimum cumulative 2.250 GPA. A minimum 2.500 GPA must be earned in the major field (which includes all major requirements and major electives for the accounting, business management, computer information systems, finance, general business, human resource management, managerial marketing and marketing majors). The economics and entrepreneurship majors require a 2.250 major GPA.
  4. Students must complete two measures of outcomes assessment as specified by the College of Business Administration for complete satisfaction of the B.B.A.
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
BUS 10123 EXPLORING BUSINESS 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11012
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
or ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
3-5
MIS 24053 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
FIN 26074 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 3
!MIS 24065 WEB PROGRAMMING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Required for progression in the major: Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA, minimum C grade in COMM 15000, ENG 21011, MATH 11010; and a minimum C in both MIS 24053 and MIS 24065.  
ACCT 23021 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
!MIS 34068 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Required: minimum 2.500 overall GPA  
MIS 24056 FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS 3
!MIS 34070 PROGRAMMING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 44007 PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS 3
MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
MIS electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Required: minimum 2.500 overall GPA  
BUS 30061 BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES 1
ENG 30061 WRITING IN BUSINESS 2
FIN 36053 BUSINESS FINANCE 3
MIS 34060 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 44043 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3
!Major Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Required: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA  
MIS 44048 SOFTWARE INTEGRATION (ELR) (WIC) 3
!Major Elective 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Required: minimum cumulative 2.500 GPA and completion of The Assurance of Learning Assessment given in MIS 44285  
MIS 44285 INTEGRATED BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY 3
MIS 44292 BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIP (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120