The College of Business computer information systems (CIS) concentration provides undergraduate students with broad knowledge of computer information systems along with the skills needed for effective decision making in a business environment that is diverse, global, and highly competitive. The curriculum evolves continuously to ensure that your degree features the most useful and up-to-date material valued in the industry. This concentration allows you to merge your academic focus with your career goals while working to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Credits of CIS-specific courses needed

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Curriculum

Students who choose the computer information systems concentration must take at least 24 credits of CIS-specific courses in addition to the All-University Core Curriculum and College of Business courses. Take a look at the degree requirements.

The curriculum will provide you with a broad understanding of business and a sound foundation in computer fundamentals and programming, systems analysis and design, networking, database design and implementation, project management, Web applications, and systems integration.

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Courses

The courses below reflect the 2016-2017 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2016 for students enrolling during the 2016-2017 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

Freshman
AUCC
Credits
BUS 100
Introduction to Business
Credits1
BUS 150
Business Computing Concepts and Applications
Credits3
BUS 201
Foundations of Sustainable Enterprise
Credits1
CIS 200
Business Information Systems
Credits3
CO 150
College Composition (GT-CO2)
AUCC1A
Credits3
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
AUCC3C
Credits3
MATH 141
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)
AUCC1B
Credits3
Arts and Humanities
AUCC3B
Credits3
Biological and Physical Sciences
AUCC3A
Credits4
Electives
Credits6
Total Credits
Credits30
Sophomore
ACT 210
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Credits3
ACT 220
Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Credits3
BUS 220
Ethics in Contemporary Organizations (GT-AH3)
AUCC3B
Credits3
CIS 210
Information Technology in Business
Credits3
CIS 240
Application Design and Development
Credits3
ECON 204
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)
AUCC3C
Credits3
STAT 204
Statistics for Business Students
Credits3
Biological and Physical Sciences
AUCC3A
Credits3
Electives
Credits6
Total Credits
Credits30
Junior
All freshman and sophomore required courses must be completed prior to or concurrent with first enrollment in required junior and senior courses. By the beginning of the junior year, students must select one of the concentrations.
BUS 260
Social-Ethical-Regulatory Issues in Business
Credits3
BUS 300
Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)
AUCC2
Credits3
CIS 320
Project Management for Information Systems
Credits3
CIS 350
Operating Systems and Networks
Credits3
CIS 355
Business Database Systems
Credits3
FIN 300
Principles of Finance
AUCC4A,4B
Credits3
Historical Perspectives
AUCC3D
Credits3
Electives
Credits6
Total Credits
Credits27
Senior
BUS 479
Strategic Management
AUCC4A,4C
Credits3
Select two courses from the following:3
Credits6
CIS 340
Advanced Application Design and Development
CIS 410
Web Application Development
CIS 411
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
CIS 413
Advanced Networking and Security
CIS 360
Systems Analysis and Design
Credits3
MGT 301
Supply Chain Management
Credits3
MGT 320
Contemporary Management Principles/Practices
Credits3
MKT 300
Marketing
AUCC4B
Credits3
Global and Cultural Awareness
AUCC3E
Credits3
Electives4
Credits9
Total Credits
Credits33
Program Total Credits:
Credits120

1Students enrolled in the Business Administration major prior to Fall semester, 2013, are not required to take BUS 201 and BUS 220. Students who don't take BUS 220 will need to select another All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) category 3B course.

2Students who have taken FIN 305 and/or MKT 305 prior to admission to the College of Business may substitute those courses to satisfy the category 4A and 4B requirements. All other students are required to take FIN 300 and MKT 300 to satisfy categories 4A and 4B.

3One of the courses selected must be either CIS 340 or CIS 410.

4Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). A minimum of 6 elective credits must be upper-division.

Students are not to utilize the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for any Business concentration course or any Business core course (Business and non-Business subject codes) except when a course only allows S/U grading.

This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change, and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors.

 

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes in the CIS program use a tiered model based on year in school, building on the previous year’s learning outcomes. Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • design, write, and test computer programs written in various computer languages by the end of their sophomore year
  • design, implement, and test a database; construct a project plan for technology implementation; understand, implement, and administer various network protocols and implementations by the end of their junior year
  • integrate and implement previously learned technologies in a web-based environment by the time they graduate
The computer information systems concentration is offered by the College of Business Department of Computer Information Systems.

Contact

Undergraduate Programs
undergradinfo@business.colostate.edu
(970) 491-5103
110 Rockwell Hall - West