122 Credits required for CIS Degree
The Computer Information Systems major offers career-minded students the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently utilize information systems and related technology to support the functional areas of a business, including accounting, human resources, international business, finance, marketing, and management. The major combines classroom teaching and hands-on experience that allows students to develop skills in programming and computer languages, computer architecture and infrastructure, data and information management, web development, systems analysis and design, data communications, networking, and project management. Students are also provided with a strong integrated liberal arts foundation. This supports the program’s belief that business and technology managers must be well-rounded individuals who are able to not only communicate effectively in both a written and oral format, but can also respond quickly and proactively to an ever-changing and progressive information systems and technology environment. Students supplement classroom teaching with practical experience acquired through an internship focused on a Computer Information Systems discipline.
Neumann University’s Marketing major is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; Telephone: 913-339-9356, Fax: 913-339-6226; or www.acbsp.org.
In addition to meeting Business Division program outcomes, upon successful completion of this program, the graduate with a major in Computer Information Systems will:
- Understand and address an organization’s data, information, and technology requirements.
- Identify and evaluate business and technology challenges and possible solutions and sourcing alternatives.
- Assess, diagram, and improve organizational processes.
- Exploit opportunities created by technology innovations.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the processes, system requirements, and risks of data infrastructures to secure data and manage and control information technology risks.
Candidates for admission to the Computer Information Systems major are required to:
- Have a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA.
- Complete at least 30 credits (and up to 75 credits), including the general business, major, and NU core requirements specific to the Computer Information Systems major that are listed in the first year of the Recommended Four-Year Plan detailed below. Transfer students from another regionally accredited college or university, or from another division from within Neumann University, must have their application to the major reviewed by the Dean of Business and Information Management after their first semester of taking Division of Business and Information Management courses at Neumann.
Progression Criteria/Degree Requirements
Progression in the Computer Information Systems major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires students to:
- Maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.
- Achieve a grade of “C” or higher for all general business, major, and NU core requirements specific to the Computer Information Systems major.
- Complete a minimum of 122 credits.
Division Repeat Policy
- General business, major, and NU core requirements specific to Computer Information Systems may only be repeated once. Students must have written permission from the Dean of Business and Information Management to take a course for the third time.
- In total, only three different general business, major, or NU core requirements specific to Computer Information Systems may be repeated.
- Failure to earn a grade of “C” or better for general business, major, or NU core requirements specific to Computer Information Systems may result in dismissal from the Division.