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Computer Information Systems - B.B.A.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Computer Information Systems - B.B.A.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems provides students with a focus on the creation and supervision of the information systems that are commonly used in organizations of all types and sizes. There is a primary emphasis on problem-solving involving cloud computing systems and infrastructure, creating intuitive systems, business modeling and agile design, data management and business intelligence, cloud systems integration and project management and business experience.

Examples of information systems include airline reservation systems, mobile apps, bank automated teller systems, trading systems for stock exchanges, social media platforms and accounting/auditing systems.

Students can select electives to complement their knowledge base and interests such as in application design and development and other computing infrastructure that focus on the creation and maintenance of application used in smart phones and similar technologies and prepares students for careers as development engineers and system analysts. Students learn to use and manage cloud-based platforms to support and manage business processes and operations in organizations. Some material taught in courses correlate with the knowledge needed to pass professional certification exams.

Students participate in an internship, which involves a summer or a semester of paid professional experience in industry. Internship experience helps show the relevance of on-campus courses to professional work, helps students focus their career plans and often enables students to secure better jobs upon graduation.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Algebra for Calculus (KMCR)
  • Exploring Business
  • Introduction to Human Communication (KADL)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Two

  • Principles of Microeconomics (KSS) (or) Intuitive Calculus (KMC) (or)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMC)
  • Introduction to Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Professional Development

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Cloud Systems Computing
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (KSS)
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Kent Core Requirement

Semester Four

Required for Progression in the Major: Minimum 2.500 Cumulative GPA, Minimum C Grade in Comm 15000, Eng 21011, Math 11010; and a Minimum C+ in Both Cis 24053 and Cis 24165.

  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Professional Development
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Applications
  • Creating Intuitive Systems
  • Principles of Management

Semester Five

Required: Minimum 2.500 Overall GPA

  • Business Modeling and Agile Design
  • Programming for the Cloud
  • Business Analytics I
  • Principles of Marketing

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Six

Required: Minimum 2.500 Overall Gpa

  • Project Management and Team Dynamics
  • Data Management and Business Intelligence I
  • Business Finance
  • Operations Management

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Seven

Required: Minimum Cumulative 2.500 GPA

  • Cloud Systems Integration (ELR) (WIC)
  • Business Analytics II

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Semester Eight

Required: Minimum Cumulative 2.500 Gpa and Completion of the Assurance of Learning Assessment Given in Mgmt 44285

  • Business Experience and Internship (ELR)
  • Integrated Business Policy and Strategy

Kent Core Requirement

General Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year



AACSB, International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Perform as an effective member on project teams.
  2. Navigate the cloud and cloudbased platforms.
  3. Select, install and operate systems, databases and applications using cloud infrastructure.
  4. Design, code and distribute intuitive cloudbased apps.
  5. Conceptualize and deploy data management and analytics systems to support business requirements.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree will be able to:

  1. Recall strategic frameworks that are used to make business decisions.
  2. Perform basic calculations using quantitative tools that are used to support business decisions.
  3. Articulate and deliberate their ideas in writing.
  4. Articulate and deliberate their ideas orally.
  5. Identify ethical dilemmas and stakeholders.
  6. Recommend alternatives and consequences and choose a reasoned conclusion from the alternatives given.
  7. Identify global factors in making a business decision.
  8. Analyze global factors in making a business decision.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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