Online Business Administration Degree in CIS

7601
Bachelor of Arts
Online
Yes
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code: 7601 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: Yes
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers a broad base of technical knowledge combined with a strong foundation in business administration. The computer information systems major gains practical experience in various strategies and formats when communicating in an organization setting, learns about decision-making processes and their implementation in a global setting and examines various software systems in terms of roles, significant features, and advantages and disadvantages. The program offers broad coverage of concepts, theories and practices in selected CIS areas for strategic support of an organization's computing and information systems.

Core and Major Education
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning
    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • BUS 1801 Global Business Perspectives
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the functions and operations of business organizations in a global marketplace. Studies the structure, operation, financing, relationships and responsibilities of firms in context of current legal, social, regulatory and environmental issues. Requires critical thinking, communication, research, and individual and group problem solving.
  • CIS 1140 Business Computer Skills
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses commercial software to understand the business functions of computers and develop personal competency in practical application of computers in business. Provides specific knowledge and advanced capabilities in various skills necessary for effective performance in academic and practical environments.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    The second of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on reading and analyzing poems, plays and short works of fiction. Students write several essays and one research paper on literary topics.
  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues . Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 3334 Applied Decision Methods for Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses quantitative techniques to aid in decision-making. Emphasizes problem identification and applies appropriate solution techniques for interpretation of results. Includes probability theory, decision-making under certainty, risk and uncertainty, inventory control, forecasting, PERT/CPM, utility theory and linear programming.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EBA 4498 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Incorporates all functional business areas dealing with organizational challenges. Emphasizes decision-making processes related to strategy formulation and implementation in global settings.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2303 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts that aid in understanding both aggregate economic conditions and the policy alternatives designed to stabilize national economies. Includes the determination of GDP and national income, inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, economic growth and exchange rates.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EEC 2304 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the neoclassical theory of price determination. Includes supply and demand analysis, production and cost theory, market structures, externalities and public goods, factor payments, income distribution and informational asymmetries.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • ELA 2601 Law 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates the operational responsibilities of individuals in light of political, moral, social, ethical and jurisprudential considerations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3225 Finance for Managers
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the principles of corporate financial management. Emphasizes the time value of money in investments of real or financial assets. Covers planning for current assets and liabilities, and long-range capital. Passing grade in  is recommended.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online.
  • EMG 3301 Principles of Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces management as a discipline and process. Includes evolution and scope of management, decision-making, planning, strategy, organizing, staffing, leading, control, change, and the importance of management in the global environment and ethical considerations of management decisions.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credit hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3327 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the important uses of information technology in organizations. Includes information requirements and flow, system design and analysis methodologies, the generation and accumulation of data for decision-making, and the implementation and control of information systems.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 3331 Management of Human Resources
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the principles and systems related to the management and leadership of human resources. Includes legal and administrative law issues; health, safety and security; selection and placement; job analysis; training and development; compensation and benefits; and job analysis systems.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4005 Business Research Skills and Application
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces business research methods and techniques for composing and formatting an industry analysis. Emphasizes written communication for the business discipline and how to use library and census databases. Requires synthesis of information from multiple sources and production of senior-level business analysis. First in a two-course sequence.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4006 Business Plan Research
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on applying business research methods learned in  to produce a new venture concept and actionable business plan as second in a two-course sequence. Emphasizes critical thinking and business analysis tools (marketing, and operational, financial, organizational and strategic analysis). Introduces business presentation techniques.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMG 4412 Organizational Behavior and Development
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies human behavior in organizations. Blends newer concepts of behavior theory with classical organizational theory. Includes methods for bringing change to organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EMK 3601 Principles of Marketing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the fundamental principles in the marketing of goods, services and ideas. Includes planning, pricing, promotions and distribution. Focuses on global marketing, marketing ethics and managing the marketing function.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of 30 credits hours in Florida Tech Online
  • EST 2703 Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes mathematical concepts. Includes measures of central tendency and spread; probability; binomial, normal and t distributions; statistical inference; and linear regression and correlation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces civilization from its early development to the European Renaissance. Emphasizes the interpretation of primary texts that reflect the intellectual and historical changes in society. The first of two interdisciplinary courses.
  • MTH 1051 Introductory Discrete Mathematics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Elementary coverage of discrete mathematics. Includes logical arguments, mathematical induction in proofs, sets and relations (extension to functions and their properties), elementary counting principles (inclusion-exclusion), permutations and combinations.
    Requirement(s):
    Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech. Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online.
  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • One 2000-level (or higher) communication course Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Select two courses (6 credit hours)

Choose CIS 1501 and CIS 2501, or CIS 1502 and CIS 2502

  • CIS 1501 Introduction to Visual Basic
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces Visual Basic(r) for information processing and problem solving. Uses algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing and program debugging.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 1502 Programming in Java
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces object-oriented programming and the development of applications for the Internet. Includes programming language, coding, testing and debugging. Covers Java™ programs to perform interactive input operations and customized screen output.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 2501 Advanced Visual Basic
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the launch and effective navigation of Visual Basic® 6 IDE. Includes rapid prototype user interface applications (tool tips, exception handling and error messaging), compiling and distributing executable applications, linking to external databases and the use of SQL select queries. Also includes object-oriented programming.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 2502 Programming in C++
    Credit Hours: 3
    Uses C/C++ programming language for information processing and problem solving. Uses algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured and object-oriented design, coding, testing and program debugging.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Select one course:
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 3
    The first of two courses in college-level writing skills. Focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical modes: persuasion, description, comparison and analysis. Presents basic methods of library research, as well as the MLA documentation system. Students write one research paper and several essays.
    Requirement(s):
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course
  • WRI 1001 First-Year Writing 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues work begun in . Includes study in rhetorical analysis and the conventions of various genres. Also includes intensive instruction in writing and revision of work that culminates in a research paper.
    Requirement(s):
    Second in a two-course series. Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course and enrollment in Florida Tech Online.
Humanities (9 credit hours)
  • Any HUM 1000-level (or higher)
Physical/Life Sciences (6 credit hours)
  • EDS 1021 General Physical Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the physical sciences for non-science majors. Includes the processes and history of science, thermodynamics, electricity, waves, chemical reactions, nuclear energy, relativity and the formation of the Earth and the universe.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • EDS 1022 General Biological Science
    (Recommended)
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the concepts and applications of the biological sciences for non-science majors. Includes cell structure, function and reproduction, genetics and genetic engineering, evolution and the environment
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • Any 1000-level or higher (BIO, CHM, EDS, ENS, MET, OCN, PHY, SPS)
Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • Any 1000-level or higher (SS)
Restricted and Free Electives
Restricted Electives - Business (6 credit hours)
  • Choose any BUS 3000/4000-level courses
Restricted Electives - Computer Information Systems (9 credit hours)

      Select three courses from the following:

  • CIS 2304 Survey of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces a high-level view of information systems and technology. Acquaints students with various software systems found in information technology (IT). Includes Internet and other research to identify software system roles within IT, and their significant features, advantages and disadvantages. Requires preparation of a business report of the software system's value to a typical business enterprise.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 3315 Decision Support Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to create applications, collect data and manage databases. Includes the theory of decisions and decision analysis, including probability and risk-taking. Uses commercial decision support and graphics software to prepare business packages such as forecasting, linear programming and decision trees.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 3318 Electronic Commerce
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the role of the Internet and the Web in electronic commerce. Examines Web server hardware and software tools. Addresses electronic payment, security, the regulatory environment and Web-based marketing.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 3512 Systems Analysis and Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides the opportunity to design, implement and document the system development cycle. Includes analysis of current systems, logical and physical systems design, program development, testing, implementation, maintenance and documentation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 4026 Introduction to Internet Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces concepts and practice in the implementation of Internet-based applications and systems. Includes design and development of websites using client- and server-side scripting, programming and interfacing with relational databases. Also introduces service-oriented architecture for cloud and mobile configurations.
    Requirement(s):
    Successful completion of a programming language course and enrollment in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 4410 Database Concepts and Programming
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies structure and applications of database management systems; network, relational and hierarchical data models; application program development; query systems; file security; and the role of database administrators. Continues the analysis of systems upgrades and new system design begun in .
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • CIS 4415 Network Theory and Design
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the theory, design and application of networks. Includes creation and operation of an actual network.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Free Electives (choose two) (6 credit hours)
Total Credits Required: 121