BBA - Information Systems

  • Coles College of Business
    Department of Information Systems

    Information Systems, BBA

    Program Information:
    Every business today depends on information systems, whether it’s a customer relationship management system or an e-commerce site or a complex network of these and more.  Decisions about how to use, build, purchase, or integrate these systems have great impact on a business.  The Information Systems [IS] Major provides a sound foundation in information technology principles and practice.  As an information systems professional, you can help an organization make the most of its technology.  If you have a desire to take responsibility for technology, are logical, and like to solve problems, this may be a good career for you.  Early career job titles include application developer or support, client services analyst, database administrator, and web developer, among others. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Information Systems degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog.  (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)  

    This is a gated program. All business majors must successfully complete BUSA 2150 and the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement and be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.

    Notes:

    1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
    2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
    3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.
    4. All of the IS Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6055
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/information-systems/contact-us.php

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • Any Area D-2 (Science Process) Group One Requirement. Students should consider CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L. If you want to follow this path, you will need to enroll in MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 and switch this course with another General Education course in a later semester.
    4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you can start with Calculus or have AP Math credits, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
  3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.
  4. If you are considering CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, you will need to enroll in MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 and move your science course to a later semester.
     

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, BLAW 2200, and the calculus course (MATH 1160, 1190 or 2202) are included in the Sophomore Requirement for admission to Coles. Admission to Coles is required in order to be able to register for upper-division business courses and to graduate with a B.B.A. degree with a Major in Information Systems.
  2. If you hoose to take the CHEM courses, you may need to move your second science course to a later semester.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Complete ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300. These courses are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Complete BUSA 2150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is required for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to do to be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program at the end of the Spring term.


 

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Complete IS 2200. This course is included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Once your grades are final for the semester (assuming you meet all the requirements for the Coles Undergraduate Professional Programs), submit your application form to Owl Express.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor if you have any questions about the Coles admission requirements.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MKTG 3100 is a prerequisite for most of the upper-division MKTG courses.
  2. Complete BUSA 3150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is part of the Hughes Leadership & Career Program, which is a requirement for graduation.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to take in order to be ready to petition to graduate at the end of the Spring term.
     

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. All IS Major Field Electives are not offered every term.

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 15

Milestones/Notes:

  1. All IS Major Field Electives are not offered every term.
  2. At the beginning of this term, submit your Petition to Graduate to the Registrar's Office using their online process.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Non-Business Elective. Check with an advisor to see if this course is needed. This requirement may have already been met.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. IS 4880 and MGT 4199 are capstone courses that must be taken at Coles - no transfer credit is allowed for these courses.
  2. "Business Electives are upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level) outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. ECON courses may not be used here. The only exception is for pre-approved Economics Co-op or Interndhip hours. Co-op and internship hours may not be used in any other area of the BBA degree.
  3. "Non-Business Electives" are non-business courses at any level (1000-4000). 

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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