BBA - Information Systems

  • 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.

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
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
      3
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
      3
    • IS 2200 Information Sys & Comm
      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
    • BUSA 2150 Professionalism I
      0
    • IS 3020 Application Development I
      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
    • ECON 2300 Business Statistics
      3
    • BLAW 2200 Legal & Ethical Environment
      3
    • IS 3280 Data Management
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • IS 3100 Information Systems Mgmt
      3
    • MGT 3100 Mgt & Behavioral Sciences
      3
    • BUSA 3150 Professionalism II
      0
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Applied Development Requirement
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MGT 3200 Operations Management
      3
    • MKTG 3100 Principles of Marketing
      3
    • IS 3040 IS Infrastructure and Strategy
      3
    • FIN 3100 Principles of Finance
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • IS 3060 Sys Analysis & Design
      3
    • IS 3220 Global IS Project Management
      3
    • BUSA 4150 Professionalism III
      0
    • ECON 3300 App Stat & Optimization Models
      3
    • Major Elective (1 of 2) Select 6 credit hours from any upper-division (3000-4000 level) courses with the IS, ISA, or FTA prefixes or any KSU-approved study abroad course.
      3
    • Business Elective, 1 of 3. These courses should be outside of the major, but inside the Coles College of Business.
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • IS 4880 IS Capstone Project
      3
    • MGT 4199 Strategic Management
      3
    • Business Elective, 2 of 3. These courses should be outside of the major, but inside the Coles College of Business.
      3
    • Business Elective, 3 of 3. These courses should be outside of the major, but inside the Coles College of Business.
      3
    • Major Field Elective (2 of 2) Select 6 credit hours from any upper-division (3000-4000 level) courses with the IS, ISA, or FTA prefixes or any KSU-approved study abroad course.
      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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