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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 (2021-2022 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.

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.

Computer Information Systems Minor

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MINOR REQUIREMENTS

  • CIDM 1315 - Programming Fundamentals
  • CIDM 2315 - Programming Business Applications
  • CIDM 3350 - Database Design
  • CIDM Advanced Elective
  • CIDM Advanced Elective
  • CIDM Advanced Elective

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

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. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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
  • Porject management
Database Administration
  • Development
  • Maintenance/support
  • Security
  • Systems integration

For more information about Computer Information Systems Careers and Salaries, visit http://wtamu.myplan.com.

PROGRAM COSTS

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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Students have several extracurricular activities to enhance their learning. The Technology Club works with several computing devices (e.g., robots, computer labs, server virtualization, etc.), offers computer-based technological services, competes in web and game design, host video game tournaments and LAN parties, provides service opportunities, and various other activities.

The CIS program provides students with an opportunity to visit various information technology companies in an effort to provide an opportunity to explore the on-site work environment and to visit with working professionals. Trips include visits to organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Bell Helicopter, NASA, Cisco, and Walgreens.

Enactus is a student organization in the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business. Enactus uses a business mindset and an entrepreneurial approach to improve the quality of life and standard of living of people in need and help businesses achieve profitability.

As an AACSB accredited business school, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business inducts students in Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honors Society for Business students) and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honors Society for Computing programs).

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business supports an annual summer study abroad trip, which focuses on business and cross-cultural issues. Locations include Denmark, Sweden, England, Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Canada.

Each semester and during the summer students are involved in technology research projects with CIS professors, giving students one-on-one interactions with skilled mentors. Several students have been awarded research grants for their own research projects.

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