BBA in Information Systems

Shorelight - Cleveland State University, United States

bba-in-information-systems

Next enrollment cycle

November 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 17,090

Course Accredited By

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • up to 30% scholarship
A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Information Systems prepares you for a career in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization.

Information Systems (IS) as an academic discipline encompasses two broad areas:

  • Acquisition, deployment and management of Information Technology (IT) resources and services
  • Development of IS infrastructure to support the organization’s processes
  • Information Systems as an academic discipline encompasses three broad areas:
  • Acquisition, deployment, and management of Information Technology (IT) resources and services
  • Development of IS infrastructure to support the organization’s processes
  • Development of business-oriented application software
  • Graduates of the Information Systems major have the necessary managerial skills to solve business problems in functional areas, but also the technical knowledge to develop and support information systems of any scope. Information Systems majors have gone on to careers such as: Systems Analyst, Business Analysts, Software Developer, Software Implementation Specialist, Database Administrator, Information Security Analyst, IT Support, IT Project Manager, Systems Administrator and Web Developer.
  • The major also offers the option of participating in a structured Co-op program, administered by the Department.

Enrollment Cycles

  • November 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C/6
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms D/3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C/6.5
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms B-/8
  • 1-11 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for the high school transcript only. 12 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms Pass, D, 42.5%
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms Pass, D, 40%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

UGANDA

  • 1-11 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for the high school transcript only. 12 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms 62.5. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 60. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms 2.2/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.0/
  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - E8/A-level – E
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms O-level - E8/A-level E
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms O-level - E8/A-level – E
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms O-level - C5/A-level – C

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

TANZANIA

  • 1-11 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for the high school transcript only. 12 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms 2.2/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.0/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms 42.5. Pass
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 40. Pass
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms see IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • 1-11 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for the high school transcript only. 12 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2.2 2 Terms 42.5, Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 40, Pass Class

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 48 UCAS Points or PPP Grade
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms 48 UCAS Points or PPP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 64 UCAS Points or MPP Grade
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/3 or higher
  • Undergraduate Pre-Ed ID 2 Terms D/3 or higher
  • Undergraduate Pre-Nursing and Direct Engineering ID 2 Terms C/4 or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/2 or higher
  • Undergraduate Academic Transition 2 Terms F/1 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • ID (2 Terms) 6 (no part below 5.0)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5 (no part below 4.5)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (no part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 50
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • ID (2 Terms) 78 (no part below 17)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 60 (no part below 12)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 50
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no part below 14)

Duolingo

  • Track 2 (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • Track 1 (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • ID (2 Terms) 100 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80 (through Spring 2022)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70 (through Spring 2022)
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (through Spring 2022)

Curriculum

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to earn the Bachelor of Business Administration Information Systems Major. The major program is comprised of requires completion of 39 credits.

Required Courses: 27 Credit Hours

  • IST 211 Fundamentals of Systems Development
  • IST 221 Information Systems in the Organization OR IST 305 Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • IST 311 Advanced Programming of Business Systems
  • IST 321 Systems Analysis Methods
  • IST 331 Modern Database Design & Implementation
  • IST 341 Management of Business Networks
  • IST 420 Project Management for Information Systems
  • IST 465 Capstone Project

Major Electives: 12 Credit Hours (Choose 4 Courses)

  • IST 300 Co-op Experiential Learning
  • IST 352 Health Information Technology Applications
  • IST 410 Object-oriented Programming for Information Systems
  • IST 430 Knowledge Management
  • IST 440 Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • IST 445 Information System Security
  • IST 450 Web-based Programming
  • IST 452 Managing Health Care Information Technology
  • IST 461 Business Analysis
  • IST 462 Business Process Modeliing and Design
  • IST 467 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • IST 470 - Managing IT Infrastructure
  • IST 475 - IT Governance
  • IST 490 - Professional Internship
  • IST 493 - Current Problems
  • IST 496 - Special Topics/Study
  • Typical cost for two semesters $41,590 
  • Tuition $17,090
  •  Housing $18,570
  •  Dining $3,930 
  • Other $2,000

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