– John Carpenter
Computer & Information Systems
All of your past has been version 1.0. Upgrade your life with a computer and information systems degree from TU and be the most valuable resource at your company. With classes in operating systems, software development, system and network support, coupled with industry recognized certifications, you will have a technological edge upon graduation.
(CIS) Takes You Directly to the Center of Any Business!
The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Major is designed for students who wish to work with all facets of an organization – from technology to people. The CIS field is rapidly expanding, as technology continues to develop and change. Your curriculum reflects this and blends technology, software, programming, business theory and practice, while emphasizing the application of computers and technology in the business organization.
In the CIS major, an emphasis is placed on versatility and flexibility. You are taught skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths. The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making. Your TU education provides you with the real advantages and opportunities you’ll need in today’s ever-evolving global business climate.
Your TU Education Offers Real Choices! Graduates in the CIS Major often begin their careers as Programmer/Analysts, Systems Analysts, Network Technicians, PC Specialists, Web Developers/Administrators, or Database Specialists. Advancement is unlimited and offers you real choices for your future. Your degree could lead to higher levels within the organization, including such positions as Software Engineers, Data Centers Managers, Network Mangers, Project Managers, System Managers, Database Architects, and MIS Director or Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Program Accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
Student Opportunities In Business & Related Fields
Below are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom. These clubs and organizations will provide you with real advantages and resources.
Delta Mu Delta – a national honor society in business.
Circle K International (CKI) – a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership and service.
Student Government – TU’s Student Government is primarily involved in organizing the campus programming, social activities and serving as the voice and advocate for students concerning campus matters.
Also available to TU students are other clubs, organizations and special interests that include: American Marketing Association (AMA), Criminal Justice Club, The Tystenac (TU’s School Newspaper) and Greek Organizations.
Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Communication Major 24 hours
Concentration 18 hours
- CIT155 Operating Systems
- CIS201 Programming
- CIS212 Systems Analysis and Design
- CIS312 Information Systems for Managers
- CIS315 Database Design and Applications I
- CIS470 Internship
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August
Information Systems for Managers (CIS312) - Introduces the foundations of information systems and their expanding role in the business environment. The technology of information systems will be discussed as it relates to supporting the day-to-day operations of an organization, with a strong emphasis on the use of it in managerial decision-making. This is a writing intensive course.
Programming (CIS201) - Record structures will be developed along with file storage and manipulation techniques. The course will expose the student to the object-oriented programming environment.
Systems Analysis and Design (CIS212) - This course covers the systems development life cycle (SDLC) using a case study based approach. All phases of analysis, design, and implementation are covered using the top-down approach. CASE tools are used as a resource. This is a writing intensive course.
Operating Systems (CIT155) - This course provides the student with extensive hands-on exposure to Windows and non-MS Windows environments. Included are such topics as interface design, disk and memory management, system configurations, multitasking, data sharing.
Database Design and Applications I (CIS315) - This course addresses technologies for developing database applications. It covers the principles of database design and database models using Access. Organizational data modeling and designing normalized database structures is strongly emphasized. Managerial issues associated with database administration are covered along with an introduction to distributed database concepts in a client-server environment.