Your future in Business Computer Information Systems

New technological applications are driving the demand for computer and information systems managers. They solve business problems by strategically managing information systems.

With this degree, you can be a:

  • Computer consultant
  • Database manager
  • Network administrator
  • Security manager
  • Software programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems developer
  • Trainer
  • Web developer

Area companies that regularly hire our graduates include Fidelity Investments, PepsiCo and Atmos Energy.

What we offer

Our curriculum provides a thorough understanding of how information systems are used to deliver business value. It has been developed in consultation with world business leaders in the region, current students and alumni. This ensures that you have the knowledge and skill set the market demands.

Our faculty members are outstanding teachers and renowned researchers. They are recognized as thought leaders in the field of information technology and their scholarly works have been published in respected journals such as MIS Quarterly, MIS Quarterly Executive, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Management Information Systems and Communications of the ACM. To ensure your academic success, our department offers regularly scheduled tutoring sessions during the fall and spring semesters.

Networking opportunities are available through the AIS student chapter, the student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Professional Leadership Program. The PLP works with corporate partners throughout the region to give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce. You also can test your skills in the AIS Student Chapter competitions and other industry- sponsored competitions.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This means the college meets or exceeds high academic standards of excellence in education.

The Business Leadership Building reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

Our Business Living Learning Community gives you the chance to form strong bonds with your classmates. You'll live on campus with other business students and take several classes with a small group of your peers.

We sponsor several scholarships to help you pursue your degree.

What to expect

Your Business Computer Information Systems courses will focus on:

  • Assessment of business processes
  • Computer programming in the business environment
  • Database applications
  • Designs and problems in contemporary information systems
  • E-commerce
  • Privacy and security of computer information systems
  • Project management

You also may take courses covering computer networks, the mainframe environment, data warehousing, client-server systems and user-interface design.