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B.B.A., Business Administration - Information Systems

The Information Systems Concentration in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies Program at Catawba College leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Information Systems. The program was initiated in 1999, and features state of the art facilities, a laptop requirement for all majors, and a rigorous course of study.  

Find out more about this exciting program below:

Information Systems Concentration

Hours

A minimum of 120 semester hours:

  • 36-48 hours of General Education courses

  • 51 hours of Major Courses

  • Elective Courses to complete the graduation requirement of 120 semester hours

Core Business Administration Curriculum

  • ACC 1901 – Principles of Accounting I

  • ACC 1902 – Principles of Accounting II

  • ECON 1901 – Principles of Macroeconomics

  • ECON 1902 – Principles of Microeconomics

  • FIN 2535 – Managerial Finance

  • IS 2501 – Management Information Systems

  • MGT 1902 – Business Data Analytics or ECON 2101 – Business & Economic Statistics

  • MGT 2501 – Principles of Management

  • MGT 2566 – Business Ethics

  • MGT 3990 – Strategic Management

  • MKT 2501 – Principles of Marketing

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Information Systems Curriculum

  • IS 2505 – Application Program Development

  • IS 3502 – Information Systems Planning

  • IS 3510 – Introduction to Databases

  • IS 3514 – Electronic Commerce

  • IS Elective – Elective Above 2000

  • MGT 2453 – Business Law I

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General Education Curriculum Core Requirements in Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Science, Natural Science/Math, and Non-Western Perspectives may be met through Foundations & Skills and Perspectives: Foundation & Skills

  • First Year Writing (3 s.h.)

  • Second Year Writing (3 s.h.)

  • Quantitative Literacy (6 s.h.)

Perspectives

  • Historical/Socia (6 s.h.)

  • Interpretive (6 s.h.)

  • Creative (3 s.h.)

  • Scientific (6 s.h.)

  • Additional Historical/Social, Interpretive, Creative (3 s.h.)

Electives

  • Elective Courses to complete the graduation requirement of 120 semester hours

36-48

Total:

120 (minimum)


Core Business Courses for Information Systems


ACC 1901 – Principles of Accounting I

A study of the accounting principles with emphasis on the use and analysis of financial information for decision-making purposes.

ACC 1902 – Principles of Accounting II
A continuation of the study of accounting principles from a user's perspective with an introduction to the internal information needs of management. Prerequisite: ACC 1901.

ECON 1901 – Principles of Macroeconomics
A study in the foundations of economic analysis, national income accounting, economic growth, and the public sector, with emphasis on macroeconomics.

ECON 1902 – Principles of Microeconomics
A study of markets, the price systems and allocation of resources, distribution of income, international economy, and perspectives on economic change, with emphasis on microeconomics.

ECON 2101 – Business & Economics Statistics
A study of statistical techniques in business and economics, including collection and presentation of business and economic data, measures of control tendencies, dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling distributions and test of hypotheses. Prerequisite: Completion of Quantitative Literacy Requirement (MATH 1132 is highly recommended).

FIN 2535 – Managerial Finance
A study of financial management for business firms to include financing and investing decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 1901

IS 2501 – Management Information Systems
A comparison of various sources and uses of information and their interaction: merging of data processing, word processing & communications for optional management decision making.

MGT 1902 – Business Data Analytics
This course provides an introduction to the field of business analytics, including statistical and quantitative analysis of data, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions. Data warehouse, data marts, and data mining techniques are introduced.

MGT 2501 – Principles of Management
An examination of major concepts, theories and practices in business management, with emphasis on planning, decision-making, basic organizational structures, motivation and leadership styles.

MGT 2566 – Business Ethics
A consideration of the major ethical theories that guide human and business behavior. Topics will include ethical issues in advertising, product safety, pursuit of profits, employee rights, treatment of workers, effects on the environment, use of natural resources, and multi-national operations.

MGT 3990 – Strategic Management
An integrative capstone course examining the setting of strategic objectives, developing corporate strategies, and translating objectives and strategies into current operational plans. Prerequisites: MKT 2501, FIN 2535, MGT 2501, Senior Standing

MKT 2501 – Principles of Marketing
A study of the marketing environment; marketing, planning, and information; market segmentation; buyer behavior; strategies for product distribution, promotion, and pricing; societal issues, service, nonprofit and international marketing.

 


Concentration Courses for Information Systems


IS 2505 – Application Program Development

A study of the physical design, programming, testing and implementation of information system applications using structured and object-oriented design principles. Programming logic is covered.

IS 3502 – Information Systems Planning
Development of a systematic plan for determining a company's technology needs; the planning cycle, available hardware and software, acquisition considerations, and the selection and implementation of the system. Prerequisite: IS 2501

IS 3510 – Introduction to Databases
This course covers database design, development and the use of database management systems for applications. Data mining and data warehousing topics are introduced.

IS 3514 – Electronic Commerce
A study of electronic data interchange and internet technologies for electronic commerce applications. Prerequisite: IS 2501

IS Elective – Elective Above 2000

MGT 2453 – Business Law I
An introduction to the legal system as it applies to commercial transactions and a study of the substantive law of contracts.


Other Courses

See the Catawba College catalog for descriptions of Business electives and General Education courses.