BBA in Information Systems

The state of Enterprise software platforms today posits 90 % of enterprise platforms are at end of life. Every enterprise needs to undergo expensive digital transformation. Documented examples ADP, CVS. Southwest airlines. Our IS majors are entering an area of unprecedented professional career advantage over other majors. Our graduates will obtain understanding and skills in the application of information technology as a solution to various business problems. In addition to demonstrated knowledge in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of information systems to support business operations, our graduates will acquire working knowledge in foundations of business education including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. 

Possible career paths for students pursuing this academic program are multidimensional: Cyber Security, ML, AI, PM, database administration, Business analyst. There is also a cross-over with accounting, OSCM, and finance.

Marketable Skills

The main skillsets for our graduates include verbal and written communication; problem-solving and decision making; critical thinking; team collaboration; and interpersonal relationship. These skills are developed through the activities the students undertake during their education in our program such as professional development activities, group projects and presentations, student organization participation, and internships, case studies, and community involvement. 

  1. Communication: Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
  2. Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  3. Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues

The graduating students also develop skills on leadership, project management, strategic use of information technology, and security of business systems.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

 
Business Designated Core (All courses require a C or better.)
Complete the Business Designated Core requirements.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Business Foundation (All courses require a C or better.)
Required Courses:
ACCT 2301Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2302Principles of Accounting II3
ECON 2304Principles of Economics3
QMB 2301Fundamentals of Bus Statistics3
Math Elective:
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences II
Business Core
Required Courses:
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
BUSN 3304Global Business Environment3
or BUSN 3305 Global Busn Environ-Study Away
CIS 3345Management Information Systems3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
MGMT 3303Intro-Mgmt/Organizational Beha3
MGMT 4300Strategic Management3
MKT 3300Principles of Marketing3
OSCM 3321Production/Operations Mgmt3
QMB 3301Quantitative Methods in Bus3
ACCT 3321Intermediate Accounting I3
ECON 3310Managerial Economics3
or ECON 3320 Money and Banking
Computer Info Systems Major
Information Systems Core Requirements
CIS 3301Intro to Data Process & Prog3
CIS 3350Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 4320Advanced Programming3
CIS 4365Database Management3
CIS 4370Business Data Communications3
CIS 4385Info Security Systems3
Select twelve hours business minor or certificate 12
Total Hours120-121

Business Designated Core

Although the UTEP choice is larger, these choices satisfy the requirements of both the core and the major.

All courses listed within this degree require a grade of C or better for successful completion.

Mathematics
Select one of the following:
Calculus I
Math for Social Sciences I
Precalculus
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Required:
ECON 2303Principles of Economics3
The following additional courses are also recommended:
Business/Profession Comm
Math for Social Sciences I
Ethics

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication (six hours)

The objective of the communication component is to enable the student to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose or orally in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
ESOL 1311Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl3
ESOL 1312Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl3
Total Hours12

American History (six hours)

The objectives of the history component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and history of the U.S., their comprehension of the past and current role of the U.S. in the world, and their ability to critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence. U.S. history courses (three hours must be Texas history) include:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

The objective of the humanities component is to expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Latina/o Presence in the U.S.
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics  (three hours)

The objective of the mathematics component is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

The objective of the study of the natural sciences is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. The courses listed are for non-majors; the major courses in the discipline can be substituted for the non-major sequence. A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.):
Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Political Science  (six hours)

The objectives of the political science component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and evolution of the U.S. and Texas political systems, focusing on the growth of political institutions, and on the constitutions of Texas and the United States; and to enhance their understanding of federalism, states rights, and individual civil liberties, rights, and responsibilities.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

The objective of the social and behavioral science component is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts (three hours)

The objective of the visual and performing arts component is to expand students' knowledge and appreciation of the human imagination as expressed through works of visual art, dance, music, theatre and film. Through study in these disciplines, students will form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of the arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option (six hours)

The objective of the institutionally designated option component is to develop the critical thinking skills and academic tools required to be an effective learner. Special emphasis is placed on the use of technology in problem-solving, communications, and knowledge acquisition.
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Eng Innovation and Leadership
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6