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Business Administration: Computer Information Systems



A Computer Information System (CIS) is a system that provides information needed to manage organizations effectively. Computer information systems are regarded as a subset of the overall internal controls of a business, which cover the application of people, documents, technologies, and procedures used by management to solve business problems such as costing a product, service, or a business-wide strategy. Computer information systems are distinct from regular information systems in that they are used to analyze other information systems applied in operational activities in the organization. Academically, the term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making.

University of Mount Olive is now a CompTIA® Authorized Academy which helps our CIS program deliver cutting-edge curriculum that prepares students for success in the field of IT.

As a CIS major, some of the topics you will study include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet and Social Media Marketing for Business
  • Web Design and Development
  • Project Management of Information Systems
  • Management of IS, IT, Changes in Systems, and Resources
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Economics for Managers
  • E-Commerce/E-Business
  • Statistics for Behavior Sciences
  • Client/Server Applications Programming
  • Managerial Accounting Corporate Finance
  • Physical Design & Implementation w/DBMS
  • Networks & Telecommunications

A few career possibilities for CIS majors include:

  • Database Administrator
  • Network System Analyst
  • Datacom Analyst
  • Infosystems Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Application Developer
  • Web/E-commerce System Developer
  • Network Security Manager
  • Computer Specialist

Students are also able to gain hands-on access through the CIS 483 class.  In this capstone course, students are asked to use the constructs of systems analysis and design to create, plan, implement, and test/document a website that could be used to help the general public learn about computer security.  The most recent website project can be found by visiting http://www.speedocx.com/.

Interested in a business major? Learn more from Mr. Bob Tillman, former President and CEO or Lowe’s and namesake of the Robert L. Tillman School of Business.


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