Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (BSBA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (CIS BSB)
Unit: Business (BU)
Department: Computer Information Systems

Program Information

The primary mission of the degree program of the Computer Information Systems Department is to prepare the students to become the information technology professionals of the future for Louisville and the immediate region with curriculum that reflects the state of the art in information technology theory and practice.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
6 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program
College/School Requirements 1,253
Program/Major Requirements42
Track Requirements 3
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Business ensures admission to the BSBA in Computer Information Systems.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Elements of Calculus - QR
Calculus I - QR
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

College of Business Requirements
CAMP 100Campus Culture/Business Students1
MATH 180Elements of Calculus - QR 2,33
or MATH 205 Calculus I - QR
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH
Business Ethics
Ethics
Medical Ethics
BUS 301Business Communication3
BUS 201Career Development1
ACCT 201
ACCT 202
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
6
ECON 201
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics - SB
Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 4
6
BSTA 301Business Statistics3
CIS 205Information Systems in Organizations3
General Electives6
Business Breadth
FIN 301Corporate Finance3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MGMT 301Management and Organizational Behavior3
CLAW 301Legal Environment of Business3
CIS 305Data Analysis for Decision-Making3
MGMT 401Operations Management3
Minimum Total Hours53

Total of 53 includes 3 credit hours of ECON and 3 credit hours of MATH that are also counted in the 31 General Education hours above.

Program/Major Requirements

Computer Information Systems Core
CIS 150Fundamentals of Information Systems3
CIS 199Software Development I3
CIS 310Database Design3
CIS 320Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 350Infrastruture Technologies3
CIS 410Management of Information Systems 3
CIS 420CIS Development Project3
General Electives6
Track Requirements15
Minimum Total Hours42

Transfer students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours in their major within the College of Business.

Six hours of cultural diversity courses are required and may be incorporated within the degree program.

All course prerequisites must be met. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Management of Information Systems

Track for the BSBA in Computer Information Systems

Track in Business Process Management (CIS BSBBPM)

CIS 481Introduction to Information Security3
MGMT 404Project Management3
CIS Electives (400 level and/or CIS 200)3
CIS 397
CIS 398
Co-op in Computer Information Systems I
Co-op in Computer Information Systems II
6
Minimum Total Hours15

Track in Information Security (CIS BSBSEC)

CIS 480Introduction to Network Security3
CIS 481Introduction to Information Security3
CIS 483Introduction to Database Security3
Info Sec Elective:
CIS 482Introduction to Cryptography3
or CIS 484 Computer Forensics
CIS 397Co-op in Computer Information Systems I 13
Minimum Total Hours15

Track in Web Development (CIS BSBWEB)

CIS 200Software Development II3
CIS 411Web Application Development3
CIS Elective (400 level)3
CIS 397
CIS 398
Co-op in Computer Information Systems I
Co-op in Computer Information Systems II 1
6
Minimum Total Hours15

Flight Plan 

Flight Plans for Business Administration in Computer Information Systems (BSB)

Track in Business Process Management 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - L 1
 Hours14
Spring
CIS 150 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
CIS 199 Software Development I 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CIS 310 Database Design 3
CIS 350 Infrastruture Technologies 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
CIS 320 Systems Analysis and Design 3
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
 Hours15
Spring
CIS 420 CIS Development Project 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
BSTA 301 Business Statistics 3
CIS Elective (400 level and/or CIS 200)  
3
 Hours15
Summer
CIS 481 Introduction to Information Security 3
 Hours3
Year 4
Fall
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT 404 Project Management 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
CIS 410 Management of Information Systems 3
CIS 397 Co-op in Computer Information Systems I 3
CIS 398 Co-op in Computer Information Systems II 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours120

Track in Information Security

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
CIS 150 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
CIS 199 Software Development I 3
BSTA 301 Business Statistics 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours13
Spring
CIS 310 Database Design 3
CIS 350 Infrastruture Technologies 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CIS 320 Systems Analysis and Design 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
 Hours15
Spring
CIS 420 CIS Development Project 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Summer
CIS 481 Introduction to Information Security 3
 Hours3
Year 4
Fall
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
CIS 480 Introduction to Network Security 3
CIS 397 Co-op in Computer Information Systems I 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CIS 410 Management of Information Systems 3
CIS 484
Computer Forensics
or Introduction to Cryptography
3
CIS 483 Introduction to Database Security 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours120

Track in Web Development

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
CAMP 100 Campus Culture/Business Students 1
CIS 205 Information Systems in Organizations 3
CIS 150 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
CIS 305 Data Analysis for Decision-Making 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours16
Spring
CIS 199 Software Development I 3
MATH 180 Elements of Calculus - QR 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - SB 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BUS 201 Career Development 1
BUS 301 Business Communication 3
CIS 200 Software Development II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
BSTA 301 Business Statistics 3
 Hours13
Spring
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - SB 3
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CIS 310 Database Design 3
CIS 350 Infrastruture Technologies 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CIS 320 Systems Analysis and Design 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
HIST 101
History of Civilizations I - D2, SBH
or History of Civilizations II - D2, SBH
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
Select one of the following: 3
Contemporary Ethical Problems - AH  
Business Ethics  
Ethics  
Medical Ethics  
 Hours16
Spring
CIS 420 CIS Development Project 3
CIS 411 Web Application Development 3
MGMT 301 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
CIS 397 Co-op in Computer Information Systems I 3
FIN 301 Corporate Finance 3
CLAW 301 Legal Environment of Business 3
CIS Elective (400 level) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CIS 410 Management of Information Systems 3
CIS 398 Co-op in Computer Information Systems II 3
MGMT 401 Operations Management 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours120

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