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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.

The University of Mount Olive strives to provide students with various program delivery options to help them reach their educational goals in the setting and time most convenient for their busy lifestyles. The Tillman School of Business now offers the Computer Information Systems program with some online courses for adult students. Students must complete the core courses in the Tillman School of Business curriculum before starting the online major courses. The core courses are available in seated and online format.

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
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