As a BS in Computer Information Systems (CIS) major at Southern New Hampshire University, you will learn to design and implement effective solutions within the computer information field. The CIS program at SNHU will help you to understand and meet organizational and management information requirements, and to serve as effective decision-making support.
The CIS program is similar to Computer Science, but explores a more business-centric aspect of information technology. As a CIS major, you will learn to understand the technology and systems that power successful organizations, and position yourself to analyze and make recommendations regarding these systems at any company you may join in the future. CIS majors are a crucial bridge between technology and user, and play an important role in both the technological and interpersonal aspects of the workplace.
The SNHU School of Business will ensure that CIS majors have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of organization theory, decision making, teamwork, and leadership, and well versed in current and emerging information systems tools and technologies. Graduates from this degree program will have a substantial knowledge base that may serve as an asset within a wide range of industries.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration at SNHU include:
Graduates from the CIS program at SNHU will be well prepared for many different information technology roles. CIS majors are not limited to information technology (IT) roles, but may instead seek jobs working as a:
Graduates should have a firm understanding of how to utilize business intelligence applications and analyze the underlying data models, while identifying new systems to meet an organization's needs. They should be able to develop communications strategies to bridge the IT and business units while using appropriate terminology to assist in creating a more cohesive link between these departments.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of computer systems analysts will grow by approximately 9% between 2016 and 2026.* As cloud computing becomes increasingly common for both large and small businesses, positions for information systems professionals are expected to grow correspondingly. Operations research analysts are expected to see their opportunities grow by an even greater margin, with the BLS estimating the opportunities within the field will grow by 27% by 2026.*
As a CIS major, you can expect to take courses covering topics such as:
You can expect a broad but cohesive look at both the business and information technology worlds and how they intersect.
SNHU's bachelor's in economics and finance program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This course is an introduction to the design, implementation, and understanding of computer programs. The course emphasizes programming as a problem-solving technique in business and engineering applications. Students will write computer code in a logical, structured, and organized manner. The course also covers the key concepts of object orientation, including inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism and communication with messages. Other topics include classes and objects, base classes and class hierarchies, abstract and concrete classes. Students will learn to write, review and document interactive applications and working with Software Development Kits and Integrated Development Environment tools. This is a programming course and lab intense.
This course reviews the data structure concepts such as link lists, stack and queues, binary trees, graph representation and traversals, sorting, and hashing. The course is also an introduction to the basic principles and practices underlying the analysis, design, and implementation of the database, as they are used in the contemporary business environment. Students will learn the major approaches used in designing database applications. Students will also learn the details of the logical and physical design techniques of data modeling. The course has an extensive hands-on technical component using Structured Query Language (SQL).
This course covers a variety of business types and the appropriate information systems to help run them. Students will demonstrate an ability to identify and model a business process with the goal of improving the process with a business system application. Examples include systems to assist in customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), helpdesk management, payroll, accounting, decision-making, supply chain management, and other business functions. The course also covers the pros and cons of various means of acquiring information systems, for example using cloud services, purchasing software, using public domain software, building software in-house, and integrating multiple business applications into a whole. Students will gain hands-on experience with several business system applications, gain experience in proposing and justifying recommendations of information systems for particular businesses, and gain experience in quantifying the effectiveness of a business system applications.
Enterprise Systems are now essential infrastructure to organizations of all sizes, as well as they remove the need to have individual business systems within functional departments. This course examines the implementation process of enterprise systems and how these systems fit into business operations. Functionalities of enterprise systems will be presented and analyzed, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and supply chain management (SCM) systems. Topics covered include business processes, implementation tools and methodology, project planning, enterprise systems integration, vendor/product selection and web services.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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