Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Computer Information Systems, Bachelor of Science, Gardner-Webb Online

COMMON PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT 36
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS HOURS 21
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM HOURS  3-6 
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 60-63
PRESCRIBED COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED: MTH 105

Hours may vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS), offered through Gardner-Webb’s Broyhill Undergraduate School of Management, provides a fully-accredited baccalaureate degree for those wishing to pursue a career in management information systems. Computer information systems is one of the fastest growing areas of study, as well as one offering plentiful career opportunities. The program provides students with training in business knowledge, information technologies, and management skills to solve business problems and achieve strategic objectives in organizations. Graduates with a degree in Computer Information Systems can pursue a wide array of positions in systems development, Internet and network technologies, information management, and business consulting.

Student Learning Outcomes

To accomplish the mission of the Godbold School of Business in individual courses within the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program, students completing a course in Computer Information Systems will be able to:

  1. Adapt themselves in entry-level professional career positions in business, government, and other areas of human endeavor where organizational, managerial, and analytical skills in computer information systems are vital for success;
  2. Learn new managerial skills in computer information systems that require knowledge of computerized technology applications in business; and
  3. Respond to changes in computer information systems in a dynamic, global marketplace and demonstrate high Christian ethical standards in their place of work.

Program Requirements (60-63 hours)

Common Professional Component (36 hours)

ACC 213Accounting Principles I

3

ACC 214Accounting Principles II

3

BAD 300Legal Environment of Business

3

BAD 304Applied Business Statistics

3

BAD 305Introduction to Management Science

3

FIN 312Financial Management

3

MKT 300Principles of Marketing

3

BAD 360International Business

3

BAD 480Business Strategy

3

CIS 300Management Information Systems

3

ECO 204Principles of Economics II

3

MGT 316Principles of Management

3

Computer Information Systems Hours (21 hours)

CIS 371Systems Analysis and Design

3

CIS 432Information Systems Project Management

3

CIS 433Database Management

3

CIS 470Strategic Information Management

3

Electives

Choose three of the following.
ACC 400Accounting Information Systems

3

ACC 430Forensic Accounting

3

CIS 475Topics in Management Information Systems

3

FIN 320Risk Management and Insurance

3

MKT 410Marketing Research

3

Any other data-intensive business course

3

Additional Hours Required (3-6 hours)

ECO 203Principles of Economics I (Economics and the Free Market System)

3

MTH 100Basic Mathematical Skills

3

MTH 100 or college math transfer course is required for any student without college algebra. If student transfers in MTH 105, this requirement is waived.

Total Credit Hours: 60-63

As with all Online Undergraduate Program majors, approximately half of the Computer Information Systems track consists of our General Education curriculum (see General Education Requirements). A student must complete at least one-half of the major at Gardner-Webb. A grade of “C” or better is required in prescribed General Education courses and all courses required for the program.