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:

    • Demonstrate the systems development skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS.
    • Demonstrate the data modeling, business process modeling, and data analytics skills to become a successful professional in the field of CIS.
    • Demonstrate computer date networking knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS.
    • Demonstrate the project management skills necessary to become a successful professional in the field of CIS.
  • 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.

    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
    Free Elective (upper level)General 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

    ABB
    Bank of Oklahoma
    CasinoCashTrac
    Chick-fil-a
    ConocoPhillips
    Cox Communications
    Crowe
    Devon Energy
    Dropbox
    PayCom
    Helmerich and Payne
    Hewlett-Packard
    Level-3 Communications
    ONEOK
    ONE Gas
    Phillips 66
    Rule4
    Stinnett & Associates
    True Digital Security
    Walmart
    Williams
    WPX Energy

    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

    The Business Career Center 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.

    Handshake 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.