B.B.A. Computer Information Systems

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/cis-bba.html

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Computer Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Central Texas provides a foundation in critical thinking and analysis of systems development, including training to prepare for diverse business information technology careers. The program is designed to enrich student’s problem-solving skills, data communications capabilities, and ability to analyze, design, and build systems solutions to address the growing information needs of the organization. Studies will focus on the requisite technical and business knowledge and also stress oral and written business communication, global business awareness, and ethical behavior.
 
Depending on career preference, students can choose from four areas of specialization: Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Management& Networking and Software Engineering & Database Design.
 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate proficiency in written communications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral presentations.
  • Exhibit cross-cultural competencies that will aid in communicating and working with people from different cultures.
  • Design and defend a reasoned resolution to an ethical challenge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the core business disciplines and integrate across multiple business disciplines.
  • Make decisions through business data analysis.
  • Design appropriate computing solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge proficiency in the area of concentration: Networking Management, Software Engineering Database Design, Cybersecurity, Business Analytics.

Bachelor of Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Without Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (080) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing (DEG REQ) 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
CIS 3303Programming Logic and Design3
or COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming
Any Level Elective 13
Any Level Elective 13
Third Year
Fall
COSC 1320C Programming I (DEG REQ)3
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
or CIS 3330 C++ Programming
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Spring
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
BUSI 3332Legal Environment of Business3
or BUSI 2301 Business Law
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
Spring
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
Upper-Level CIS or Upper-Level COBA Elective 23
Upper-Level CIS or Upper-Level COBA Elective 23
Any Level CIS Elective or Upper-Level COBA Elective 23
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Business Analytics Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (080) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing (DEG REQ) 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
COSC 1320C Programming I (DEG REQ)3
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
or CIS 3330 C++ Programming
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
COSC 1315Fundamentals of Programming3
or CIS 3303 Programming Logic and Design
BUSI 2301Business Law3
or BUSI 3332 Legal Environment of Business
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
Spring
CIS 3306Data Visualization3
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4302Web & Social Analytics3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
Upper-Level CIS Elective3
Spring
CIS 4303Data Mining3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Cybersecurity Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (080) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing (DEG REQ) 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
COSC 1320C Programming I (DEG REQ)3
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
or CIS 3330 C++ Programming
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
COSC 1315Fundamentals of Programming3
or CIS 3303 Programming Logic and Design
BUSI 2301Business Law3
or BUSI 3332 Legal Environment of Business
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
Spring
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
CIS 3361Introduction to Computer Forensics3
CIS 4342Computer Security Principles and Practices3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4346Applied Security3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
Spring
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 4348Security Trends and Malware Analysis3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Management and Networking Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (080) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing (DEG REQ) 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
COSC 1320C Programming I (DEG REQ)3
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
or CIS 3330 C++ Programming
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
COSC 1315Fundamentals of Programming3
or CIS 3303 Programming Logic and Design
BUSI 2301Business Law3
or BUSI 3332 Legal Environment of Business
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Spring
CIS 3305Operating Systems Theory and Practice3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4345Network and Systems Security3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4376Network Administration3
Spring
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
CIS 4378Comprehensive Networking3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 4335UNIX Systems Administration 3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Software Engineering and Database Design Concentration Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020) 13
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
ACCT 2301Principles of Financial Accounting (CORE REQ (090) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
ECON 2301Principles of Macroeconomics (CORE REQ (080) 13
ACCT 2302Principles of Managerial Accounting (DEG REQ) 13
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing (DEG REQ) 13
or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
or CIS 3300 Computer Technology and Impact
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
ECON 2302Principles of Microeconomics (CORE REQ (090) 13
SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
COSC 1320C Programming I (DEG REQ)3
or COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I
or CIS 3330 C++ Programming
or CIS 3331 Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3332 Java Programming
COSC 1315Fundamentals of Programming3
or CIS 3303 Programming Logic and Design
BUSI 2301Business Law3
or BUSI 3332 Legal Environment of Business
Third Year
Fall
CIS 3302Introduction to Business Analytics3
BUSI 3344Introduction to the Global Business Environment3
FIN 3301Financial Management I3
MKTG 3301Marketing3
MGMT 3301Principles of Management3
Spring
CIS 3347Data Communications and Infrastructure3
CIS 3360Ethics in Computing3
CIS 3340Advanced C++ Programming3
or CIS 3341 Advanced Visual Basic Programming
or CIS 3342 Advanced Java Programming
or CIS 3343 C# Programming for Windows and the Web
CIS 4341Information Technology Security and Risk Management3
BUSI 3311Business Statistics3
Fourth Year
Fall
CIS 3351Data Structures3
CIS 3365System Analysis and Design3
CIS 4301Database Theory and Practices3
CIS 4350Management Information Systems3
CIS 4351IS Project Management3
Spring
CIS 4340Algorithm Design and Analysis3
CIS 4352Structured Query Language3
CIS 4360Strategic Information Systems3
BUSI 4359Business Strategy3
CIS 4379Software Engineering for E-Business3
Total Credit Hours120