BBA Curriculum

Computer Information Systems

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The Computer Information Systems degree provides the student with the technical and managerial knowledge and skills required to enter the challenging and dynamic field of computers and information systems. The program is designed to meet the business community's demand for properly trained information systems specialists as well as providing the student with a solid background in the management and decision making to achieve career advancement in this rapidly expanding field. The student acquires knowledge in the variety of topics including a number of widely used programming languages and applications, the design, implementation and management of information systems, telecommunications, database development and manipulation, and advanced system concepts and technologies.

The course of study for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes four sets of academic requirements:

University Core Curriculum Requirements   42 semester hours
Business Foundation Requirements   15 semester hours
Business Core Requirements   39 semester hours
Major Option Requirements   24 semester hours
Total: 120 semester hours

Below is a suggested course of study to complete the BBA in Computer Information Systems in four years. The courses suggested by the College of Business for fulfillment of the University Core Curriculum are included in this plan. To see a complete list of course options, see the UTEP Degree Plans tool at

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours
RWS 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I 3
MATH 1320 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3
HIST 1301 History of the United States to 1865 3
BUSN 1301 Introduction to Global Business 3
COMM 1302 Business and Professional Communication 3
Second Semester Hours
RWS 1302 Rhetoric and Composition II3
MATH 2301 Mathematics for Social Sciences II3
HIST 1302 History of the United States since 18653
PHIL 2306 Ethics (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the HUMANITIES Component Area
ECON 2303 Principles of Economics I 3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester Hours
ECON 2304 Principles of Economics II 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
POLS 2310 Introduction to Politics 3
THEA 1313 Introduction to Theatre (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the VIS PREF Component Area
GEOL 1211
GEOL 1111
Principles of Earth Sciences I AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab I (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 1 Component Area
Fourth Semester Hours
ACCT 2302 Principles of Accounting II 3
POLS 2311 American Government and Politics 3
QMB 2301 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3
BUSN 3304 Global Business Environment 3
GEOL 1212
GEOL 1112
Principles of Earth Sciences II AND
Principles of Earth Sciences Lab II  (COBA Recommended)
Satisfies the NAT SCI 2 Component Area

Junior Year

Fifth Semester Hours
CIS 3301 Introduction to Business Application Programming 3
QMB 3301 Quantitative Methods in Business 3
BLAW 3301 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGMT 3303 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 3300 Principles of Marketing 3
Sixth Semester Hours
CIS 3350 Business System Analysis & Design 3
FIN 3310 Business Finance 3
ACCT Select one from ACCT 3314 and ACCT 3321 3
ECON 3310 Managerial Economics 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester Hours
CIS 3345 Management Information Systems   3
CIS 4365 Database Management 3
CIS 4370 Business Data Communications 3
OSCM 3321 Production/Operations Management 3
BUSN Upper-Level Business Elective (3300 or 4300 level) 3
Eighth Semester Hours
CIS 4385 Intro to Information Security Systems 3
MGMT 4300 Strategic Management 3
CIS CIS Elective I
Select one from CIS 3385, CIS 4305, CIS 4320, CIS 4330, CIS 4399, OSCM 3335
CIS CIS Elective II
Select one from CIS 3385, CIS 4305, CIS 4320, CIS 4330, CIS 4399, OSCM 3335
CIS CIS Elective III
Select one from CIS 3385, CIS 4305, CIS 4320, CIS 4330, CIS 4399, OSCM 3335