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Organizations are constantly seeking individuals who understand how technology can be used to improve business. At The University of Tulsa, the Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum provides students with both business understanding and technical aptitude to allow them to successfully identify, leverage, and manage technology within a business environment.

The CIS curriculum combines the basic business core curriculum (with courses in Computer Information Systems areas such as marketing, accounting, management, finance and operations) with additional courses focusing on how technology can be used to improve business. CIS students learn how to analyze end-user needs, build business information systems and manage CIS projects. Students also learn the strategic value of information technology from an overall organizational perspective.

Program Objectives

Students completing the Computer Information Systems, B.S.B.A. major will demonstrate:

  • the programming, data modeling, business process modeling and project management skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of computer information systems.
  • an awareness of the professional communication skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of computer information systems.
Program Options

Computer Information Systems, B.S.B.A.

Provides a basic understanding of information technologies and teaches the skills necessary to employ information technology resources with the objective of enhancing organization and user performance.

Computer Information Systems Minor

Designed for students who want to develop their information technology skills beyond the level required by their major field of study.

Cyber Security Minor

Combines information systems, including computer information systems, information technology, and computer science with cyber security and its relevant applications in the business world.

Healthcare Informatics Minor

Designed to meet the growing demand for trained individuals who understand healthcare, information systems, and technology.

Business Analytics Minor

Combines data analytics with information systems, including computer information systems, information technology, and computer science.

Typical Four-Year Schedule
FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTERFRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
Exposition and Argumentation*General Education Elective
Math with ApplicationsBusiness Calculus
Introduction to SpreadsheetsBlock III – Scientific Investigation
Foreign Language IForeign Language II
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative ExperienceBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
Business Orientation & Planning for Success
SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTERSOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
Macroeconomics (Block II)Microeconomics (Block II)
Concepts in Accounting Information IConcepts in Accounting Information II
Statistics IStatistics II
Business Programming Concepts ILegal Environment of Business
CIS for BusinessBusiness Programming Concepts II
Essential Business Skill Development
JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTERJUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Principles of MarketingOperations Management
Business FinancePrinciples of Management
Advanced Spreadsheet ApplicationsBusiness Programming Concepts III
Database Design and ApplicationsCIS Elective
TelecommunicationsGeneral Education Elective
Strategies for Career SuccessBlock II – Historical and Social Interpretation
SENIOR – FALL SEMESTERSENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
Systems Analysis and DesignSystems Development Project
CIS ElectiveGeneral Education Elective
Block III – Scientific Investigation w/ LabGeneral Education Elective (upper level)
Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative ExperienceFree Elective (upper level)
Writing for the ProfessionsStrategic Management
Professional Opportunities

Computer and information systems managers spend most of their time in offices. Most work at least 40 hours a week and some may have to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines or solve unexpected problems. Some computer and information systems managers may experience considerable pressure in meeting technical goals with short deadlines or tight budgets. As networks continue to expand and more work is done remotely, computer and information systems managers will increasingly have to communicate with and oversee offsite employees using modems, laptops, e-mail and the Internet. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statics)

Companies Hiring CIS Graduates

  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Devon Energy
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Helmerich and Payne
  • Phillips 66
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Level-3 Communications
  • Walmart
  • Dropbox

Career Opportunities in CIS

  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Data Security Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Technical Consultant
  • Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Sales
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Business Analysts

Career Services

Career Services at TU helps students transition from campus life to their dream profession. Career Services staff provide students with a plan for graduate studies, internship opportunities, or assists in landing the ideal job upon graduation.

The Golden Opportunities is an online connection with tools and resources to help students begin their career. The web portal brings students, alumni, and employers together in a convenient method to apply for jobs, schedule interviews, and communicate with each other in a convenient and easy.

Undergraduate Employment Surveys

Every year TU conducts an undergraduate employment survey in order to collect data revolving around job placement of graduating seniors.