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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Systems B.B.A.

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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
Coles College of Business, Department of Information Systems
(770) 794-7763

The BBA degree in information systems (IS) provides a sound foundation in information technology (IT) principles and practice. The emphasis is on applications of information technology rather than the computer itself. Students earning a BBA in information systems understand web and application development in the context of the business environment. Graduates have capabilities in systems analysis and design, database management, and IT project management. Students also have the opportunity to consider information systems strategy in the global environment and bring everything together into an IS capstone course. The program of study includes general business courses, and business topics are integrated into many IS courses. The BBA in IS provides students with flexible elective options. Elective courses focus on cutting-edge IT topics such as web development and business intelligence.

Students completing the BBA in IS may choose to pursue graduate studies in IT, business, and related fields, or they may choose to begin careers in industry, government, or other agencies. Graduates of the IS program are prepared for a variety of careers in IS and IT, especially in the design, implementation, and management of IT projects. Example job titles include application developer, application support, business analyst, business intelligence manager, client services analyst, database administrator, database analyst, information resource manager, IT consultant, programmer/analyst, project manager, quality assurance analyst, systems analyst, user support analyst, web developer, web page designer, and webmaster.

All business majors must successfully complete BUSA 2150 and the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement and be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program in order to be approved to take upper-division business courses and graduate with a B.B.A. degree. In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

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University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)

Upper Division Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours)

Business Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Six hours of credit from upper-division (3000-4000 level) course offerings outside the major, but inside the Coles College of Business. IS courses cannot be used here. (A maximum of six hours of credit in Information Systems Co-Ops and Internships may be used in this area. Co-Ops and Internships cannot be used in any other area.) IS Students are encouraged to take ISA courses in this area. See a Coles Staff Advisor before taking MGT courses to count here - some MGT courses cannot be used here.

Non-Business Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Six hours of credit from any lower-division (1000-2000 level) or upper-division (3000-4000 level) non-business courses offered at Kennesaw State.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)

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