Computer Information Systems and Analytics (CISA) means business.
All organizations, large or small, for-profit, non-profit or charitable, multi-national or "Mom & Pop," rely on timely, accurate and useful information to enhance decision making. Everyday organizations fail due to poor decision-making and/or an inability to communicate with their customers, employees or other stakeholders.
Thus, technology and people who understand its capabilities are essential to organizational success. Working with individuals to define their informational needs and then creating applicable, technical solutions is a continually dynamic, challenging and satisfying experience. It is fun to figure out how to make technology work, but it is even more rewarding using that technology to make someone's job easier or more effective. That smile on their face will put a smile on yours.
The CISA Department can equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in this field. Whether it be gathering user requirements, analyzing those requirements, designing a solution, developing software or configuring network components according to the design, testing the solution or supporting the solution over time, CISA has “IT” covered.
Why CISA at UCM?
- Academically qualified faculty are interested in your individual success
- Choice of concentrations:
- Software Development or Network/System Administration (BSBA)
- Software Engineering or Internet Technologies (MS CIS&IT)
- Academic programs in tune with industry expectations based upon regular feedback from our Advisory Board and other constituents
- Quality: All CISA programs are part of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies which is accredited by AACSB International in Business and Accounting. The BSBA in CIS program is also accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission in Information Systems, making it only one of twelve such dually-accredited programs in the United States.
- Internships opportunities available through the dedicated Center for Business Internships
- Affordable tuition; Students from states which boarder Missouri pay in-state tuition through the Choose Red Grant program
- Substantial classroom/lab facilities with current hardware and software to support hands-on learning
If you are interested in developing software solutions for a business leader, providing security for a global network system, or offering IT solutions through your own company, the undergraduate and graduate CISA programs at University of Central Missouri are for you.
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Analyze technology-related, business problems and design solutions by applying appropriate processes, methodologies, and tools.
- Design, build and maintain application software, to be deployed on various devices, using software development methodologies, programming languages, and web development tools commonly adopted by businesses and other organizations.
- Design, implement and manage enterprise information systems and networks supporting mobile computing platforms, websites, and servers.
- Identify risks and implement security measures for organizational computing environments.
- Design, develop, and maintain databases using current database management systems.
- Design user interaction to facilitate the user's task and experience.
- Apply project management skills and use project management software when creating a business solution; work collaboratively with others showing leadership, as appropriate.
- Use productivity software effectively.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form; participate fully in group discussion and activities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical expectations in the workplace.
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Last updated June 11, 2018