Engler College of Business
Computer Information Systems
  • B.B.A. - Computer Information Systems 
  • B.B.A. - Computer Information Systems, Decision Management Specialization
  • Computer Information Systems Minor 
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Solutions for a Data-Driven Society

Quick. Name a product that has had more influence on life in the last four decades than the personal computer.

Time’s up. The personal computer, which had humble beginnings in the 1970s, but was officially born on August 1, 1981 when IBM introduced its PC, has had a profound impact on everything we do. Work. School. Play. Communication. Rare indeed is the person who does not use one.

All of which underscores the need for talented professionals who continue to make our lives in the digital era easier than they were. The employment prospects for computer information systems majors are high because society’s dependence on computers will only continue to increase.

From basic HTML and other programming essentials, to database design and implementation, network security, mobile apps, business intelligence, data mining, information visualization, and more, our courses in CIS will prepare you for an action-packed career in a field that is constantly changing and evolving.

More than anything, you will feel needed, because personal computers are not likely to go away any time soon.

B.B.A. - Computer Information Systems

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (2023-2024 Academic Catalog)
  • CIDM 1315 - Programming Fundamentals 
  • CIDM 2315 - Programming Business Applications or CS 1337 - Programming Principles I
  • CIDM 3312 - Advanced Business Programming
  • CIDM 3350 - Database Systems Design or CS 3350 - Database Systems Use, Design, and Implementation
  • CIDM 3385 - Network Security and Data Communications or CS 3372 - Net-Centric Computing
  • CIDM 4360 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design or CS 3340 - Software Engineering
  • CIDM 4390 - Software Systems Development
  • 9 Hours CIDM Advanced Electives (choose from list on degree checklist)
  • 3 hours CIDM Advanced Elective

For more details about courses required for this degree see the Advising Services Degree Checklist Page and select the catalog year that you are following for your degree plan. 

B.B.A. - CIS, Decision Management Specialization

If you are a big-picture kind of person, yet can still understand the nuts ands bolts of how things are done in the tech era, then the CIS major with a specialization in Decision Management may be a good fit for you. You’ll still be heavily involved with computer applications and systems, but with less emphasis on the programming side. Instead, you will find more emphasis on managing those processes and the people who write them. It’s a critically important skill that corporations need.

Our coursework will ensure that you are up to speed in resource planning, quality management and assurance, productivity, data mining and analysis, project management, systems integration, supply chain management, and all of the other buzz words you hear about. Because all of the technology that exists is limited to the extent that qualified persons can manage it and foster an environment of systems thinking.

For more details about courses required for this degree see the Advising Services Degree Checklist Page and select the catalog year that you are following for your degree plan. 

Computer Information Systems Minor

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  • CIDM 1315 - Programming Fundamentals
  • CIDM 2315 - Programming Business Applications or CS 1337 - Programming Principles
  • CIDM 3350 - Database Design or CS 3340 - Software Engineering
  • CIDM Advanced Elective
  • CIDM Advanced Elective
  • CIDM Advanced Elective


Programming/Software Engineer
  • Software development
  • Web-based applications
  • Mobile applications
Data Science/Business Analyst
  • Business intelligence
  • Data analysis
  • Machine learning and AI
Network/Information Technology
  • Design and installation
  • Maintenance and support
  • Security
Systems Development
  • Analysis and design
  • Building/coding
  • Integration/testing
  • Operations/maintenance
  • Project management
Database Administration
  • Development
  • Maintenance/support
  • Security
  • Systems integration

For more information about Computer Information Systems Careers and Salaries, visit



The Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems program is accredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission.  For more information see the ABET Accreditation page on the CIDM Department webpage. 

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If you’re looking to combine professional with social activities, we have more than a dozen faculty-led student groups in the College of Business. Find your people and meet up for fun as well as the chance to network among yourselves and with guest speakers.

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We live in a globally connected world, and that truth becomes crystal clear when you participate in one of our faculty-led Study Abroad programs. Step outside your comfort zone, and learn how other cultures live and do business. 

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There’s no better way to pad your resumé than to show practical work experience. Each semester, companies come to us looking for qualified students looking to set themselves apart from the pack. Work. Learn. Get paid. It doesn’t get much better.

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