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  Jan 23, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems Major, B.B.A.


Admission to major:

2.0 grade-point average or better and completion of all College of Business Administration lower-division requirements.


A student should consult with the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center (BU 219) for most advising, curriculum, or program issues.  Students can also consult with a department faculty member regarding specific curriculum or program issues by calling the department at 216-687-4760.


Student organizations:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) The information systems (IS) major is designed to prepare a student for a career in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. IS, as an academic discipline it encompasses three broad

  • acquisition, deployment and management of information technology (IT) resources and services;
  • development of IS infrastructure to support the organization process; and
  • development of business-oriented application systems.

The IS function in an organization has a broad responsibility: 

  • acquisition, development and management of IT, such as computers and communications;
  • development and management of corporate data;
  • tracking new information technology;
  • assisting users in use of new technology; and
  • assisting in organization-wide IT strategy planning and implementation.

Graduates of IS programs will have a combined preparation in business core courses and applied computing. They will not only have the necessary managerial and business knowledge to solve business problems in functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and management, but also technical skills to develop and support information systems with a varying degree of scope.

Major-Field Requirements

Math Courses

Although MTH 148  MTH 149  may be used to satisfy the math requirement; students may subsitute MTH 181  MTH 182  as an alternative.

Further Note:

All IST and CIS courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

The CIS Department also offers another degree, the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science.Sample Program of Study 2