Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Option, B.S.
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Ojoung Kwon, Chair
Peters Business Building, Room 287
Degrees and Programs Offered
BS in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Option, B.S.
The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences employs full-time and part-time faculty with extensive expertise in statistics, systems analysis and design, computer programing, networking, telecommunications, geographic information systems, business communication, database systems, expert systems and Web page design. These faculty come from all over the world and have Ph.D. degrees from major American and foreign universities.
Computer and information systems are at the forefront of most courses offered in the department. Every course deals with the development and use of information technology (IT) by managers in support of their decision-making roles. Those interested in specializing in the Information Systems (IS) option can choose from a broad set of courses designed to prepare them for challenging, productive, and well-paying jobs in one of the fastest growing career paths. The IS graduate is qualified for literally hundreds of different jobs being performed by IT professionals. Graduates of this department have found successful employment at prestigious firms such as Andersen Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, and Gallo.
The Computer Information Systems Option provides students with the knowledge, skills, and modern tools in the area of IT. Students will learn about the strategic role of IS in business decision making. They will also learn how to design systems to solve management problems in all functional areas of business. Included in the curriculum are courses in data communication, network administration, database systems, geographic information systems, end-user computing, expert systems, Web page design, programming, and systems analysis and design.
Statistical and Computer Laboratories
Students who study in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department receive classroom instruction, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy field trips. They are also exposed to modern computer laboratories for the quantitative, computer, and business communication classes throughout the semester. The computer laboratories provide the student with the valuable opportunity of hands-on computer experience for such classes as computer programming and statistical analysis.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Business Administration Major - Information Systems Option
All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; (f) an integrative course requirement; and (g) complete at least 50 percent of the required business units in the Craig School of Business.
Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.
1. Major requirements (70 units)
Demonstration of computer competency (3 units)
Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination. Students who pass the CSB computer competency waiver examination are considered to have satisfied stated prerequisites of IS 52 and 52L for any course offered by the department. See "computer competency waiver exam" at www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx.
Integrative course requirement (3 units)
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.
2. General Education requirements (49 units)**
3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI). Business majors take BA 105W, Business Communication, to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement. Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total (120 units)***
** This is a three-semester sequence of classes that cannot be taken concurrently
or out of order.
*** G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.
FacultyThe Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences employs full-time and part-time faculty with extensive expertise in statistics, systems analysis and design, computer programing, networking, telecommunications, geographic information systems, business communication, database systems, expert systems and Web page design. These faculty come from all over the world and have Ph.D. degrees from major American and foreign universities.
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B.S, in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems
A Roadmap identifies the specific set of courses students must complete in their major in sequential order. Information on corequisites or prerequisites is listed along with other pertinent information to assist students in completing courses towards the major.
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The Computer Information Systems Option, offered by the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, provides students with the knowledge, skills, and modern tools in the area of IT. Students will learn about the strategic role of IS in business decision making. They will also learn how to design systems to solve management problems in all functional areas of business. If you like to work with information technology, but also like to apply this technology to practical problems and work with other functional areas of business – marketing, finance, and accounting – a program in information systems may be for you.
Included in the curriculum are courses in data communication, network administration, database systems, geographic information systems, Web page design, programming, and systems analysis and design.
Job titles fall into three categories: application development, technical development, and systems support.
What You Can Earn
Web Application Developer
$82,957 (our region)
$53,701 (our region)
Provider Network Specialist
$53,761 (our region)
$90,279 (our region)
Source: HR reported data on salary.com as of December 2012
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Intermediate Web Site Design
- End-User computing
- Topics in Emerging Information Technologies
- Geographic Information Systems
What You Can Learn
- Data communications
- Theory and practice of computer network design
- Database theory and administration
- Computer hardware and software systems
About the School
The Craig School of Business is proud to be recognized as one of the best business schools in the state. The school provides active, engaged learning experiences to empower future business leaders. State of the art computer labs are open day and night, with staff available to answer technical questions, and all student areas within the Peters Business Building have wireless Internet access.
School Contact Information
The Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer Ave.,
Fresno CA 93740-8001
Phone: (559) 278-2482
Department Contact Information
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Peters Business Building
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: (559) 278-2823
Fax: (559) 278-4911