Online Business Administration Degree in CIS

7601
Bachelor of Arts
Online
Yes
Undergraduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code: 7601 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Age Restriction: Y Admission Status: online undergraduate
Delivery Mode/s: online only Location/s: Florida Tech University 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
Complete:
  • 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 University Online students.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University Online
  • EMG 3328 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies general moral principles and their application to ethical issues and problems pertaining to business activities, and the nature of the corporation in contemporary society.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University Online
  • EMG 3340 International Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers a broad spectrum of issues critical to developing a sound base of international business skills. Includes the assessment of foreign business practices, understanding international financial and trade practices and the impact on decision-making, and strategy development and implementation.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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
Choose CIS 1501 and CIS 2501, or CIS 1502 and 2502 (6 Credit Hours)
  • 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 University 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 Javaâ„¢ programs to perform interactive input operations and customized screen output.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University 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 University 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 University 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 University Online
Humanities (choose three)(9 Credit Hours)
  • HUM 1015 Mythology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces classical, Norse and medieval mythology through the study of themes and narratives that emphasize the importance of mythical elements to the modern world.
  • HUM 1020 Art Appreciation
    Credit Hours: 3
    Presents basic terms, theories and techniques of the artist, and major art movements and media in the visual arts. Increases understanding and aesthetic pleasure, and develops understanding of the techniques and terminology in the visual arts.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1021 Integrated Arts
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces visual, written and musical works of art to increase understanding. Develops techniques and terminology in the arts through lectures, discussion, and live performances and events.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1023 Philosophy of Human Nature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Traces the human pursuit of self-knowledge from ancient Greece to the present. Explores such fundamental philosophical questions as: How can we think clearly without prejudice; is life intrinsically valuable; can science explain everything; and why do we exist.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1024 Religions of the World 1: Western Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies western religions. Includes religions of nonliterate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 1025 Religions of the World 2: Eastern Religions
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies eastern religions. Includes Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and the religions of Japan.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • HUM 3275 Contemporary Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies literature since the 1960s. May include short stories, plays, poems and novels by McGuane, Davies, Percy, Fowles, Pinter, Beckett and Morrison. The syllabus varies considerably from semester to semester.
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 University 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 University Online
Social Sciences (choose one)(3 Credit Hours)
  • CRM 1000 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the criminal justice system and the various components. Includes crime trends, crime statistics, victimology, crime prevention, discretion and justice policy.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • PSY 1411 Introduction to Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews psychological processes, including both areas in which psychology is a natural science (physiological psychology, sensation and perception, basic learning and cognition) and a social science (motivation, human development, personality, social interaction, psychopathology and psychotherapy).
  • PSY 1462 Substance Abuse
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines experimental evidence on the physical, physiological and psychological effects of drug use and conclusions relating to the real vs. alleged effects of drugs.
  • SOC 1101 Human Behavior Perspective
    Credit Hours: 3
    Offers an interdisciplinary viewpoint of the many ways in which human beings function as individuals, members of larger groups and members of particular cultures. Explores the disciplines of sociology, psychology and criminology in seeking to understand and explore human behavior.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • SOC 2551 Social Problems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the contemporary social issues such as poverty, unemployment, energy, pollution, sexual deviance, drugs and crime. Includes causes, interactions, policy and possible solutions
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Restricted and Free Electives
Restricted Electives - Business (choose one)(3 Credit Hours)
  • ELA 2602 Law 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers advanced topics in the legal aspects of the banking system. Analyzes in depth the Uniform Commercial Code, financial instruments, bankruptcy, creditor-debtor relationships and securities regulations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • ELA 2603 Administrative and Personnel Law
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the effects of administrative and personnel law on the decision-making responsibilities of practitioners. Explores the impact on personnel policies and practices of organizations. Addresses the development, intent and implications of proactive labor legislation from the federal to the local level.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMG 3325 Public Administration
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes the nature of public administration, its structure and limitations. Includes staff organization and chain of command, unemployment policies, personnel training and management, employees, organizations and public relations.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMG 3398 Organization Theory
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes fundamental concepts of organization theory from a managerial perspective as applied to the behavior and performance of organizations. Serves as the capstone course for the program.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online.
  • EMG 4410 Continuous Quality Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a contemporary approach to organization and management philosophy, theory, concepts and applications. Focuses on improving quality, productivity and competitive position through a realistic, relevant and sweeping view of the body-of-knowledge needed by operating managers to improve systems and processes.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
  • EMK 3320 Entrepreneurial Marketing
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the skills and tools needed for start-up marketing. Covers the identification of market segments, product positioning, estimating product demand, setting prices and rapid growth management.
    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech University Online
Restricted Electives - Computer Information Systems (choose two)(6 Credit Hours)
  • 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 University Online
Free Electives (choose three)(9 Credit Hours)
Total Credits Required: 124