BBA - Information Security and Assurance

  • 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.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • BUSA 2150 Professionalism I
      0
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
      3
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
      3
    • BLAW 2200 Legal & Ethical Environment
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II
      3
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
      3
    • IS 2200 Information Sys & Comm
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • BUSA 3150 Professionalism II
      0
    • ECON 2300 Business Statistics
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MGT 3100 Mgt & Behavioral Sciences
      3
    • IS 3100 Information Systems Mgmt
      3
    • ISA 3010 Security Script Programming
      3
    • ISA 3100 Principles of Info Security
      3
    • ISA 3210 System Security I
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • BUSA 4150 Professionalism III
      0
    • FIN 3100 Principles of Finance
      3
    • MKTG 3100 Principles of Marketing
      3
    • ISA 3200 Network Security
      3
    • ISA 3400 InfoSec Govern Audit & Control
      3
    • Major Field Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MGT 4199 Strategic Management
      3
    • ECON 3300 App Stat & Optimization Models
      3
    • ISA 4220 Systems Security II
      3
    • ISA 4213 Cloud Security
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MGT 3200 Operations Management
      3
    • ISA 4810 Cyber Defense
      3
    • Major Free Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • Business Elective (1 of 2). These courses should be outside of the major, but inside the Coles College of Business.
      3
    • Business Elective (2 of 2). These courses should be outside of the major, but inside the Coles College of Business.
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 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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