BSBA in Computer Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Computer Information Systems provides an applied information systems educational base for business students who are or will become either managerial users of computers, managers of computer service units or applications staff members supporting computer using organizations.

What You Will Learn in the BSBA Degree in Computer Information Systems

The emphasis of the BSBA in Computer Information Systems is on management information systems. This includes systems for the collection, organization, accessing and analysis of information for the planning and control of operations. 

All students in the BSBA in Computer Information Systems program must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

Computer Information Systems Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
(6)
  • Oral Communication
(3)
  • Quantitative Literacy
(3)
  • Information Literacy
(3)
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
(3)
  • Ethics
(3)
  • Civic Engagement
(3)
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 12
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. Mathematics 6
F. General Education Electives 14-17
II. Professional Business Requirements 36
  • Financial Accounting
(3)
  • Managerial Accounting
(3)
  • Business Law
(3)
  • Principles of Management
(3)
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
(3)
  • Introduction to Marketing
(3)
  • Principles of Finance
(3)
  • Business in Society or International Management
(3)
  • Macroeconomics
(3)
  • Microeconomics
(3)
  • Business/Managerial Communications
(3)
  • Strategic Management
(3)
III. Area of Study: Computer Information Systems 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Programming Language
    • Systems Analysis and Design
6
  • Electives
    • Data Structures
    • Operating Systems
    • System Development Methodology OR Systems Analysis and Design II
    • Additional Programming Language**
    • Application System Development
    • Basic Design Theory and Decision Making Techniques
    • Computer Logic and Organization
    • Computer Management
    • Client Server and Net-Centric Computing
    • Computer and Information Technology*
    • Database Management*
    • Information Systems Administration
    • Job Control Language Systems
    • Management Information Systems*
    • Network Architectures
    • Networking Principles (LAN/WAN/Internet)
    • Problem Analysis and Solutions
    • Quantitative Analysis and Information Systems
    • Social Aspects of Information Technology
12
Business Electives 9
IV. Electives 6
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSBA Degree in Computer Information Systems and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis
(3)
  • Statistics
(3)
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State College courses and/or exams.

The major objective of this major area of study is to provide an applied information systems educational base for business students who are or will become either managerial users of computers, managers of computer service units or applications staff members supporting computer using organizations. The emphasis is on management information systems—systems for the collection, organization, accessing and analysis of information for the planning and control of operations.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Thomas Edison State College course refers to the College's own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State College examination refers to the College's own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 4: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA).

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BSBA STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF AREA OF STUDY, INCLUDE A BUSINESS ETHICS SUBJECT AS PART OF THE GENERAL EDUCATION OR FREE ELECTIVES COMPONENT OF THEIR DEGREE.