Computer Information Systems

Overview

A concentration and a minor

Are you interested in combining technology and business into an exciting career? The fast pace of mobile commerce, wireless communications, and on-demand global business requires people who understand both disciplines.

Bryant’s Computer Information Systems program provides you with technical knowledge, the ability to analyze business and security needs, the know-how to implement global systems, and an understanding of how and when to use technology to advance an organization.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration offers a Computer Information Systems concentration that features dedicated faculty, small classes, and leading technology to provide you with the latest skills and knowledge in the ever-changing field of information systems. You can specialize in information technology management, programming, or Web and information technology security.

With a Computer Information Systems minor, you will gain technical proficiency in areas such as digital multimedia and Web design for marketing, IT security for management, and advanced spreadsheet analysis for finance and accounting. Knowledge of computer information systems is useful in all majors.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

A Computer Information Systems education from Bryant prepares you for a number of careers, including project manager, programmer, network designer, web operations specialist, application developer, and business or systems analyst, to name a few. You will also be prepared to enter graduate school and pursue a variety of advanced degrees.

Computer Information Systems faculty

The faculty in this field comprises strong researchers who are experts in various industries and functions within the field. They are also outstanding teachers who bring their knowledge and expertise into the classroom to create effective learning experiences and provide extraordinary personal guidance.

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Requirements

For an 18-credit concentration:

First-Year Gateway Experience

 

Global Foundations of Character and Leadership (GFCL100)

 

Global Foundations of Organizations and Business (GFOB100)

 

Writing Workshop (WRIT106)

 

Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience for All (IDEA101)

 

Upper-Level Gateway Requirement

 

Computer Information Systems Concentration

 

Using Technology for Effective Decision Making (CIS305)

 

Database Management Systems Principles (CIS341)

 

Systems Analysis and Information Technology Consulting (CIS441)

 

Three (3) Computer Information Systems Electives (must include one 400-level elective). [Two (2) CIS electives may be taken in IT.]

 

Business Core Requirements

 

Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACG203, ACG204) 

 

Business Policy (BUS400)

 

Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)

 

Financial Management (FIN201) 

 

The Legal Environment of Business (LGLS211)

 

Management Principles and Practices (MGT200)

 

Operations Management (MGT201)

 

Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)

 

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

 

Microeconomic Principles (ECO113)

 

Macroeconomic Principles (ECO114)

 

Introduction to Literary Studies (LCS121) 

 

Mathematical Analysis (MATH110)

 

Statistics I (MATH201)

 

Two (2) Humanities Survey Courses

 

Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements – Modes of Thought*

 

Two (2) Social Science Modes of Thought

 

One (1) Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

 

One (1) Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)

 

Two (2) Scientific Modes of Thought (Include one lab science)

(One science course must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.)

 

*3 credits from the required liberal arts minor may be applied to this distribution.

 

One (1) Liberal Arts Elective

 

Liberal Arts Minor Requirements (4 Courses)

Selection is made from a variety of liberal arts disciplines

(Some minors require more than 12 credits.)

 

Four (4) Open Electives

 

A minimum of 122 credit hours are required for graduation.

 

For a 12-credit minor:

Using Technology for Effective Decision Making (CIS305)

Database Management Systems Principles (CIS341)

One C.I.S. elective

One 400-level C.I.S. elective

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To learn more, please contact:
Harold A. Records, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Computer Information Systems 
hrecords@bryant.edu

ANALYZING IT INNOVATION

Suhong Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Information Systems

Li, who earned her doctorate in manufacturing management and engineering from the University of Toledo, delves into the intersection of business and technology. She is known for sharing with students her passion for a broad range of interests, including: electronic and mobile commerce, supply chain management, and the adoption and implementation of IT innovation. Li’s vast intellectual contributions include two book chapters: “An Analysis of Online Privacy Policy of Fortune 100 Companies” and “A framework for the Implementation of Radio Frequency Identification in Closed-Loop Supply Chain: Impact and Challenges.”