Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Systems, B.B.A.

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7763

Program Description

The BBA degree with a major in information systems (IS) produces students who know how to apply technology as a driver of business strategy. This requires students to have strong technology skills, a clear understanding of business strategy, processes, and environment, and ultimately an ability to envision and apply technology solutions in a business environment. Students earning a BBA with a major  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 data mining and business intelligence.

Students completing the BBA with a major in IS may choose to pursue graduate studies in IS, 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, 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.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A programs is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements, outlined below. In order to be able to take upper-division courses in Information Systems and graduate with an Information Systems B.B.A., students must successfully:

  • Complete BUSA 2150
  • Meet the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement
  • Be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program. Admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

View the special admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the Coles College of Business.   

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Double Owl Pathway

This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum  

Specific General Education Requirements for This Major:

Area A2: MATH 1111  or higher

Major Requirements (51 Credit Hours)

Business Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Nine 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 nine 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 Professional Advisor before taking MGT courses to count here - some MGT courses cannot be used here.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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