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BBA in CIS (Business Analytics Concentration)

The Department of CIS & QMST offers an academic program that leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in Computer Information Systems (CIS) with a concentration in Business Analytics (BA). The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in CIS at Texas State University specializes in providing a leading edge, highly marketable information systems education.

In order to graduate well-rounded, business-savvy Information Technology professionals, the curriculum for a BBA in CIS (Business Analytics) includes a variety of courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Economics, and Information Systems in addition to the courses offered in Business Analytics.

 
The curriculum of the BBA in CIS (Business Anlytics Concentration) is composed of the following:
GENERAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY CORE 44 hours
BUSINESS CORE
Lower division courses: (24 semester hours)
Upper division courses: (19 semester hours)
43 hours
DEPARTMENT MAJOR
33 hours
Total 120 hours
         
 
The CIS program curriculum builds on a foundation of five courses:
  • CIS 2324 Visual Programming I
  • CIS 3374 Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIS 3382 Computer Database Systems
  • QMST 3339 Data Mining and Visualization
  • QMST 3341 Big Data Analysis

 

Additional elective courses allow for the student to specialize their skills and knowledge for a specific job type or employer.

At least two of the following prescribed quantitative methods courses:

  • QMST 3334 Statistical Modeling
  • QMST 4314 Optimization
  • QMST 4320 Data Analytics

At least two upper level courses:

  • CIS 3325          Visual Programming II
  • CIS 3350          Information Security Assurance: Principles and Practices
  • CIS 3360          e-Business Applications Design and Development
  • CIS 3375          Enterprise Computing Skills using COBOL
  • CIS 3389          Business Application Programming III
  • CIS 3390          Project Management for Business Professionals
  • CIS 4318          Enterprise System Development and Application Security
  • CIS 4319          Mobile Application Development for Windows
  • CIS 4320          Mobile Application Development for Apple-iOS
  • CIS 4321          Mobile Application Development for Android
  • CIS 4322          Computer System Development and Design
  • CIS 4332          Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • CIS 4348          Fundamentals of Data Communications
  • CIS 4349          Advanced Database Management Systems
  • CIS 4350          Information Systems Security
  • CIS 4358          Network Administration
  • CIS 4360          Developing Business Solutions for the Enterprise
  • CIS 4395          Independent Study in Computer Information Systems
  • CIS 4399          Computer Information Systems Internship

 

You can view the specific course descriptions by visiting CIS Course Descriptions
You can see the specific course requirements by visiting the Degree Plan Page for CIS
 
In support of the CIS curriculum the department has established major academic alliances with Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft.
The department's Industry Advisory Board, which is comprised of IT professionals from major corporations, plays an active role in shaping the future direction of our CIS curriculum.