Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Option, B.S.

Department

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Donald N. Stengel, Chair
Peters Business Building, Room 287
559.278.2823
FAX: 559.278.5648
www.fresnostate.edu/craig/depts-programs/isds

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems Option, B.S.

The Option

The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences employs full-time and part-time faculty with extensive expertise in statistics, systems analysis and design, computer programing, networking, telecommunications, geographic information systems, business communication, database systems, expert systems and Web page design. These faculty come from all over the world and have Ph.D. degrees from major American and foreign universities.

Computer and information systems are at the forefront of most courses offered in the department. Every course deals with the development and use of information technology (IT) by managers in support of their decision-making roles. Those interested in specializing in the Information Systems (IS) option can choose from a broad set of courses designed to prepare them for challenging, productive, and well-paying jobs in one of the fastest growing career paths. The IS graduate is qualified for literally hundreds of different jobs being performed by IT professionals. Graduates of this department have found successful employment at prestigious firms such as Andersen Consulting, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, and Gallo.

The Computer Information Systems Option provides students with the knowledge, skills, and modern tools in the area of IT. Students will learn about the strategic role of IS in business decision making. They will also learn how to design systems to solve management problems in all functional areas of business. Included in the curriculum are courses in data communication, network administration, database systems, geographic information systems, end-user computing, expert systems, Web page design, programming, and systems analysis and design.

Statistical and Computer Laboratories

Students who study in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department receive classroom instruction, listen to guest speakers, and enjoy field trips. They are also exposed to modern computer laboratories for the quantitative, computer, and business communication classes throughout the semester. The computer laboratories provide the student with the valuable opportunity of hands-on computer experience for such classes as computer programming and statistical analysis.

Courses

Info Sys & Decision Sciences

DS 71. Quantitative Analysis

Prerequisite: students must take the ELM exam; students who do not pass the exam must record a grade of C or better in a college-taught intermediate algebra course. Quantitative formulation and solution of problems in various disciplines, including mathematics of finance, linear programming, probability, and differential calculus. G.E. Foundation B4.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: B4

DS 71L. Quantitative Analysis Lab

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 71. DS 71L is not required for DS 71. Extends instruction in DS 71, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 71 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major.)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 73. Statistical Analysis I

Prerequisites: ELM exam, DS 71 or equivalent; ECON 40, ECON 50 recommended. Introduction to descriptive statistical tools as applied to management decision making. Central tendency and dispersion measures; index numbers (CPI deflators); time series analysis (trends, seasonal variations)probability theory; probability and sampling distributions (normal, exponential, binomial, Poisson); central limit theorem.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 73L. Statistical Analysis I Lab

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in DS 73. DS 73L is not required for DS 73. Extends instruction in DS 73, providing three hours of additional support per week. One-on-one tutoring. Small group and technology-enhanced instruction relating to DS 73 curriculum. (Does not apply to major.) CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 123. Statistical Analysis II

Prerequisites: DS 71, DS 73, IS 52, IS 52L. Statistical inference as applied to managerial problems and decision making. Emphasizes the inferential process; interval estimation, hypothesis testing, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression, and correlation a

Units: 3

DS 123L. Statistical Analysis II Lab

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DS 123. DS 123L is not required for DS 123. Extends instruction in DS 123, providing three hours of additional instructional support per week. One-on-one tutoring, small group and technology enhanced instruction relating to DS 123 curriculum. CR/NC grading only. (Does not apply to major).

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 189T. Topics in Decision Sciences

Prerequisites: 12 units in decision sciences. Theory or application of statistics or operations research applied to current developments.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

DS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

DS 195. Internship

Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator. Requires 150 hours of work at a prequalified, academically-related work station (business, government, or nonprofit agency.) Reflective journal, final report, and work station evaluation. CR/NC grading only. As a course substitution, prior department approval required. Only one internship may count towards option requirements.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 51. Programming Fundamentals

Prerequisite: IS 52 and IS 52L or equivalent. Structured program design using Visual Basic. Concepts of object-oriented and event-driving programming, user interface design, algorithm development, testing and debugging, and documentation using business examples. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 52. Computer Concepts

Introduction to computer hardware and software systems, impact of computers on society, ethical issues, application of computer technology in many career fields. No credit if taken after IS 50 (Fomerly IS 50)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 52L. Computer Concepts Lab

Hands-on study of office productivity software to include elements of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database, and presentation software. Modules may differ by major. Some sections utilize self-paced computer-based training. No credit if taken after IS 50. (2 lab hours) CR/NC grading only. (Formerly IS 50)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 106. Intermediate Website Design

Prerequisites: IS 52 and IS 52L. Theory and practice of Website design and authoring (HTML). Web page usability, graphic design optimization concepts, and the basics of CGI, Java, and Javascript; introduction to Internet architecture concepts and protocols. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)(Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3

IS 130. Management Information Systems

Prerequisites: IS 50 and IS 52L or demonstration of computer literacy; ACCT 4A, ACCT 4B; BA 105W or ENGL 160W (may be taken concurrently). Management concepts in the role/administration of information/information system functions in organizations; enhancement of management with computers; management of systems development; planning and budgeting, analysis, design, implementation and operation of computer-based systems; measurement of operating performance.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 140. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Business

Prerequisites: solid computer skills. Application of geographic information systems to solution of business problems. Study of GIS concepts, software, management, ethical issues, and cases using local data and problems. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

IS 150. End-User Computing

Prerequisites: IS 51, IS 52, IS 52L. Use of data resources in business problem solving. Integration of microcomputer packages with systems development concepts to implement information systems. Topics include information centers, 4GLs, and decision support tools. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Summer

IS 156T. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Introduction to the concept of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as integrating process data across several functions of an organization. Fundamental techniques for the operation and configuration of ERP systems. Successful selection and implementation on ERP Systems. Hands-on practice using a leading ERP system.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

IS 156T. Topics in Emerging Information Technologies

Prerequisites: IS 51, 52L. Overview of the most recent tools and techniques in information technology, and their utilization in the business environment with specific content of the course updated and refocused every year. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

IS 158. Database Systems

Prerequisites: IS 51; IS 150 recommended. Data structures; file design; database design concepts emphasizing the relational model; data administration; application of database management system software. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 165)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 162. Data Communications

Resource sharing; computer traffic characterizations; multiplexing; network structure; packet switching and other switching techniques; computer network examples; routing and flow control; satellite and ground radio packet switching; transmission media and methods; line control procedures; line capacity assignment; communication processors. (Formerly IS 109)

Units: 3

IS 166. Information Systems, Analysis and Design

Prerequisite: IS 158, ACCT 4A, 4B, and upper-division standing. Systems approach to problem solving; systems development life cycle; systems analysis; use of system modeling tools; logical systems design, including user interfaces, database, structure, and controls: implementation and testing (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 161 through Spring 1999)

Units: 3

IS 181. Computer Networks Management

Prerequisites: IS 52, IS 52L. Theory and practice of computer network design, installation, and management focusing on the role of the information communications system in a distributed business computing environment. Concepts include network operating systems, protocols, topologies, security, supporting services, applications, and disaster recovery. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 182. Advanced Network Design and Management

Prerequisites: IS 181. Design and management of advanced business telecommunications network components and services. Conceptual foundation and direct hands-on experience in designing, installing, and managing the relevant equipment, software, and services. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours) (Formerly IS 156T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

IS 183. Advanced Web Site Design and Management

Prerequisite: IS 51, IS 158 (IS 158 may be taken concurrently). Theory and practice of Web site design and authoring. Dynamic HTML and cascading style sheets; Web-based e-commerce application design (client-side scripting and server-side scripting with a back-end database), Web development, project management, user interface design, interactivity design and information design. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

IS 184. Advanced Database

Prerequisites: IS 158, IS 166. (Not open to pre-business or undeclared majors.) Advanced study of database systems. Possible topics include advanced database theory, database administration, physical design and implementation, query processing and optimization, transaction management, recovery, security, and other advanced topics.(2 lecture, 2 lab hours). Not open to pre-business or undeclared majors. (Formerly IS156T)

Units: 3

IS 186. Project Management

(Same as MGT 158.) Phases of the project life-cycle; basic tools and techniques for planning, scheduilng, and control of projects; project organizations; project roles; techniques for building effective project teams; risk management; information technology and e-business projects; computer/internet applications of project management.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 187. IS Practicum

Prerequisites: IS 158, IS 166, IS 186; senior standing. Integration and application of IS skills and knowledge across business functional areas. Students learn to deliver practical and strategic solutions in an integrative organizational environment. Students work in groups as consultants to solve real business problems. Course incorporates ethical considerations into decision-making. Students undergo competitive review and evaluation. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 189T. Topics in Information Systems

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theory or application of information systems or information management as applied to current developments in the field.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

IS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

IS 195. Internship

Prerequisite: permission of internship coordinator. Requires 150 hours of work at a pre-qualified, academically related work station (business, government, or nonprofit agency). Reflective journal, final report, and work station evaluation. As a course substitution, prior department approval required. Only one internship may count towards option requirements. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Business Administration Major

All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; and (f) an integrative course requirement.

Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.

Demonstration of computer competency. Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination. Students who pass the CSB computer competency waiver examination are considered to have satisfied stated prerequisites of IS 52 and 52L for any course offered by the department. See "computer competency waiver exam" at www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx.

Pre-Business requirements* (16 units)
ACCT 4A, 4B; BA 18; DS 71, 73; ECON 40 or AGBS 1; ECON 50
(See Pre-Business Requirement.)

Upper-division core requirements (24 units)
DS 123; FIN 120; IS 130; MGT 110, 124; MKTG 100S

Option requirements (24 units)
IS 51, 158**, 166**, 181, 186 (15 units)

Select 9 units from the following courses: IS 106, 140, 150, 156T, 162, 182, 183, 184, 189T, 190, 195; any approved upper-division IS courses (9 units)

General Education requirements (48 units)***

Grade Requirement
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.

Upper-division writing skills requirement (3 units)
Business majors must take BA 105W, Business Communication, to fulfill the Upper-Division Writing requirement.
(See Writing Requirements)
Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.

Integrative course requirement (3 units)
IS 187**

Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
See individual option requirements.

Total (120 units)

* This total indicates that 6 units for DS 71 and ECON 50 are being used to satisfy the General Education requirement of 48 units.

** This is a three-semester sequence of classes that cannot be taken concurrently or out of order.

*** Note: Business majors are exempt from G.E. Area MI.

 

Faculty

The Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences employs full-time and part-time faculty with extensive expertise in statistics, systems analysis and design, computer programing, networking, telecommunications, geographic information systems, business communication, database systems, expert systems and Web page design. These faculty come from all over the world and have Ph.D. degrees from major American and foreign universities.
Name Degree Email Phone
Anderson, Randy J Doctor of Philosophy randya@csufresno.edu 559.278.3096
Goulart, Robert D Master of Business Admin robertgoulart@csufresno.edu 559.278.4991
Hatcher, Myron E Doctor of Science myronh@csufresno.edu 559.278.2635
Henson, James M Doctor of Philosophy jahenson@csufresno.edu 559.278.2918
Hitchcock, Roger A Master of Arts rhitchcock@csufresno.edu 559.278.1027
Hollenbeck, Marcia K Master of Science mhollenb@csufresno.edu 559.278.2330
Iriberri, Alicia Doctor of Philosophy airiberri@csufresno.edu
Kaur, Harjaspuneet Master of Business Admin hakaur@csufresno.edu
Kwon, Ojoung Doctor of Philosophy okwon@csufresno.edu 559.278.8456
Liu, Wallace C Doctor of Philosophy wallacel@csufresno.edu 559.278.2392
Madden, Kurt R Bachelor of Arts kurtm@csufresno.edu
Martinez Dominguez, Carlos A Master of Arts cdmartinez@csufresno.edu 559.278.4050
Rahmatian, Sasan Doctor of Philosophy sasanr@csufresno.edu 559.278.4376
Solis, Rafael Doctor of Philosophy rafaels@csufresno.edu 559.278.2194
Stengel, Donald N Doctor of Philosophy dons@csufresno.edu 559.278.2767
Taylor, James C Master of Business Admin jamestaylor@csufresno.edu 559.278.7414
Temple, Donald L Master of Business Admin dtemple@csufresno.edu 559.278.2577
Wielicki, Tomasz R Doctor of Philosophy tomaszw@csufresno.edu 559.278.2416

Roadmap

B.S in Business Administration - Computer Information Systems

Year One

Fall

  • GE Area A1-Oral Communication
  • GE Area A2-Written Communication
  • GE Area A3-Critical Thinking
  • GE Area B2-Life Sciences
  • GE Area C1-Arts
  • GE Area E1-Lifelong Understanding

Spring

  • GE Area B4-Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • Lower-Division Major Course:
  • GE Area C2-Humanities
  • GE Area C1-Arts - OR - C2-Humanities
  • GE Area D1-American History

Year Two

Fall

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  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • GE Area B1-Physical Science

  • GE Area D2-American Government

Spring

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  • GE Area IB-Physical Univ & Life Forms
  • GE Area IC-Arts & Humanities
  • GE Area ID-Soc, Pol, Econ Inst & Beh, Hist

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Year Four

Fall

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  • Upper Division Major Electives:
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Careers

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The Computer Information Systems Option, offered by the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, provides students with the knowledge, skills, and modern tools in the area of IT. Students will learn about the strategic role of IS in business decision making. They will also learn how to design systems to solve management problems in all functional areas of business. If you like to work with information technology, but also like to apply this technology to practical problems and work with other functional areas of business – marketing, finance, and accounting – a program in information systems may be for you.

Included in the curriculum are courses in data communication, network administration, database systems, geographic information systems, Web page design, programming, and systems analysis and design.

Job titles fall into three categories: application development, technical development, and systems support.

What You Can Earn

Web Application Developer
$82,957 (our region)

Systems Analyst
$53,701 (our region)

Provider Network Specialist
$53,761 (our region)

Database Administrator
$90,279 (our region)

Source: HR reported data on salary.com as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Intermediate Web Site Design
  • End-User computing
  • Topics in Emerging Information Technologies
  • Geographic Information Systems

What You Can Learn

  • Data communications
  • Theory and practice of computer network design
  • Database theory and administration
  • Computer hardware and software systems

About the School

The Craig School of Business is proud to be recognized as one of the best business schools in the state. The school provides active, engaged learning experiences to empower future business leaders. State of the art computer labs are open day and night, with staff available to answer technical questions, and all student areas within the Peters Business Building have wireless Internet access.

School Contact Information

The Craig School of Business
5245 N. Backer Ave.,
M/S PB-7
Fresno CA 93740-8001

Phone: (559) 278-2482

Department Contact Information

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Peters Business Building
Room 287
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: (559) 278-2823
Fax: (559) 278-4911