Jun 02, 2023  
DRAFT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
DRAFT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Security and Assurance, B.B.A.

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Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Information Security and Assurance (BBA-ISA) program is to create technologically proficient, business-savvy information security professionals capable of applying policy, education & training, and technology solutions to protect information assets from all aspects of threats, and to manage the risks associated with modern information usage. Information security is the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information while in transmission, storage or processing, through the application of policy, technology, and education and awareness. Information assurance concerns information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation. This program spans both areas in its approach to the protection of information in the organization.

This program is a part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business .


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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission 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 Accounting and graduate with an Information Security & Assurance 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.

NSA Recognition

For those students having successfully completed the study of a prescribed body of knowledge in the Information Security and Assurance, B.B.A., in accordance with the academic regulations of Kennesaw State University, and the National Security Agency designation criteria for required knowledge units for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Students will receive recognition on their transcript to reflect this.

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Program Course Requirements

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

General Education Core Curriculum  

Specific General Education Core Curriculum Requirements for This Major:

Area A2: MATH 1111  or higher

Major Requirements (54 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. ISA courses cannot be used here. (A maximum of six hours of credit in Information Security and Assurance Co-Ops and Internships may be used in this area. Co-Ops and Internships cannot be used in any other area.) ISA Students are encouraged to take IS 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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