The Hasan School of Business

Dr. Rex D. Fuller, Dean

Majors: Accounting (BSBA)
Business Management (BSBA)
Computer Information Systems (BS)
Economics (BSBA)
Minors: Accounting, Business Administration,
Computer Information Systems,
Computer Security, Economics, Marketing,
Supervisory Management
 
MBA: Joint BSBA/MBA, BS-CIS/MBA and MBA
  (See the Graduate Studies section of this catalog for more information.)

Accreditation

The business majors (BSBA) the Hasan School of Business are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Mission

The mission of the Hasan School of Business is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate business education for a diverse student population. Our educational programs prepare our students to become business and industry leaders through our strong professional focus on contemporary business practices, managerial and entrepreneurial skills, current practices in computer information systems and information technology, and the global economy. Our faculty members remain current in their fields by engaging in intellectual pursuits that focus on applied discipline-based scholarship and instructional development. Our outreach activities, developed in partnership with the community, serve to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being in southeastern Colorado.

Undergraduate Majors

The Hasan School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business management, business management with an information technology emphasis, business management with a marketing emphasis, computer information systems, and economics. Graduates will be able to successfully compete for appropriate entry-level positions in private firms, non-profit organizations or government. The accounting major prepares majors for professional careers in accounting. The knowledge and skills acquired in the business management major can be used in a number of areas including human resource and operations management. The business management major with an emphasis in marketing prepares the graduate to successfully promote and sell goods and services. The CIS major degree prepares graduates for successful careers in the computer information systems and information technology (IT) fields. Economics majors are particularly well prepared to enter graduate programs in business, in addition to assuming entry-level positions in business firms, non-profit organizations or government, as well as, positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

Note: Students planning to take professional certification exams in any field are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor to understand any additional requirements.

The Hasan School of Business has identified the following learning goals for general knowledge and skills:

  • Communication Skills: Effectively communicate ideas, observations, conclusions and recommendations to others in a variety of professional settings using appropriate written and oral communication skills.
     
  • Values, Ethics, and Professionalism: Effectively identify goals and principles of ethical practice; adhere to principles of professional conduct and high standards of quality in all undertakings.
     
  • Quantitative Skills: Demonstrate the ability to use mathematical concepts to collect, summarize and convey data, and to research, analyze, draw conclusions and to communicate ideas using quantitative methods.
     
  • Global Awareness: Demonstrate awareness of different beliefs, values and perspectives held in other cultures; make informed judgments and take actions based on this awareness and information.
     
  • Creative Problem Solving and Innovation: Accurately use theoretical frameworks of problem solving, critical thinking, brainstorming, and other methods to analyze business situations, identify problems and find creative and innovative solutions. Deal effectively with ambiguity and risk.
     
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrate the ability to influence others in a variety of organizational settings using behaviors and practices that have been identified as effective.
     
  • Action and Change Orientation: Take the initiative in introducing new practices and procedures that help to improve organizational performance and provide opportunities for growth including innovation and customer value perspectives.
     
  • Team Member Skills: Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with others in group situations involving teamwork, demographic diversity and other interpersonal skills.
     
  • Use of Information Technology: Demonstrate the ability to use technology to access information and to interpret, summarize and convey this information to others using software and equipment.
     
  • Knowledge of Business Disciplines: Demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of concepts, models and techniques associated with each business discipline.

Moreover, students must demonstrate knowledge or skills in:

  • Economics, quantitative decision making, marketing, financial control and analysis and accounting;
     
  • Management principles used in strategic and tactical planning, setting and integrating goals and objectives, managing change, and effective operations;
     
  • The ethical and regulatory environment of business;
     
  • The financial, marketing, cultural and operational aspects of global business relations; and
     
  • The ability to conduct independent research.

Undergraduate Minors

The goal of the accounting minor is to provide a solid foundation in financial and managerial accounting systems.

The goal of the business administration minor is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, and the basics of managing a business and marketing a product or service.

The goal of the CIS minor is to provide a basic understanding of information systems and areas of specialization within the information technology field.

The goal of the economics minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics, income distribution, and to apply such principles to current economic problems.

The goal of the marketing minor is to provide students with an understanding of how marketing activities, using a customer focus, can be used to sell products, services and ideas successfully.

The goal of the non-profit management minor is to provide students with the basic management skills needed to provide effective managerial oversight in non-profit organizations.

The goal of the minor in supervisory management is to provide a basic understanding of the complexity of managing people in organizations.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required in the minor courses.

General Requirements for Business Majors (Accounting, Business Management and Economics)

All undergraduate business majors (accounting, business management and economics) take the Business Core. The Core prepares students who are declaring a business major for general business knowledge and skills. The Core also provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the intellectual discipline needed for successful completion of a business major.

These courses provide students with the common body of knowledge needed for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestic and worldwide. The Business Core is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their educational experience in business within a specific discipline and across disciplines.

Skills Courses

Courses   Titles Credits
CIS 103 PowerPoint and Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access 1
MATH 221* Applied Calculus: An Intuitive Approach 4
_________
TOTAL 7

*Note: a grade of C- or better is required. Math 221 requires Math 121 or the equivalent.

Business Core

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSAD 101 Business Careers and Opportunities 1
BUSAD 265 Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving
OR
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
BUSAD 270 Business Communications 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
BUSAD 302 Ethics in Business 3
BUSAD 360 Advanced Business Statistics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 311 Operations & Quality Mgmt. 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 485 Management Policy & Strategy 3
BUSAD 493 Business Seminar 1
__________
TOTAL 44

An overall GPA of 2.000 and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the business core courses is required. In addition, students should have completed the 100/200 -level business core courses prior to enrolling in 300/400-level business courses.

Majors and Emphasis Areas
(specific course requirements are detailed later.)

Select one:

Accounting 24
Business Management 24
Business Management/Information Technology 24
Business Management/Marketing 24
Economics 24

Business majors may take a second major in a business discipline that is not related to their first major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400- level credits associated with the second major are in addition to the credits needed to complete the first major (if the first major is 120 credits and the second major is 24 credits, then the total credits to complete the first major and the second major will be a minimum of 144). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also major in accounting or economics.

Business majors may take a minor in a business discipline that is not related to their major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400-level credits associated with the minor are in addition to the credits needed to complete their major (i.e., if the major is 120 credits and the additional credits in the minor are 9 credits, then the total credits to complete the major and the minor will be a minimum of 129). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also minor in accounting or economics.

Graduation Requirements for All Majors (Accounting, Business Management, CIS, and Economics)

Students must satisfy the University general education requirements and the general institutional requirements, and have at least 120 total credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to graduate.

At least 18 hours of a major or emphasis must be taken at CSU-Pueblo, but this may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or dean.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the major and Business Core is required. Accounting majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C- in each 3/400-level accounting course.

Summary of Graduation Requirements (Accounting, Business Management, and Economics):

General Education .36*
Skills 7
Other Non-Business 15
Business Core 38*
Major 24
TOTAL (minimum credits) 120

 *ECON 201 and ECON 202 are counted in General Education.

Summary of Graduation Requirements (CIS):

General Education 36*
Skills 10
Related Courses 9
IS Electives 13
Major 52
TOTAL (minimum credits) 120

 *Must include SPCOM 103 and MATH 121. ECON 201 and 202 are counted in General Education for Business Minors.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Co-curricular activities are encouraged for all business students. Included are internships, student clubs, and seminar programs. A current list of clubs is available in the Hasan School of Business or on the CSU-Pueblo web site.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

Student Files

The Hasan School of Business curriculum offerings are designed to help track each student’s progress at various checkpoints. Files are kept in a central file in the Hasan School of Business, accessible to the administration, the student, the student’s advisor, and the faculty of the school.

In addition, the Hasan School of Business faculty measure achievement annually in each major and area of emphasis by administering a nationally standardized test. Results of such measurements are used for program assessment. The Hasan School of Business compiles information to assess the success of graduates. Information is obtained from the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Office, the Career Center, and other sources.

Advising

All pre-business, business, and CIS majors are advised in the Hasan School of Business. Students are required to meet with an HSB advisor each semester to plan their course schedules for the upcoming semester. In addition, consulting with an advisor is necessary in declaring a business major, applying for an internship and filing a graduation planning sheet.

ACCOUNTING MAJOR

Faculty: Eriksen, Todd, Wink

The major in accounting leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). The primary objective is to provide an academic program that covers the conceptual basis of accounting as well as the application of accounting doctrine in current accounting practice. The programs of study are functional in that they provide the broad base of knowledge required by the accounting profession.

Goals for Accounting Major

Students must demonstrate the knowledge or skills of:

  • Financial accounting and theory and practice, including revenue and expense recognition, valuation approaches, preparation and analysis of financial statements; and
     
  • Cost and managerial accounting, including cost accounting, planning, evaluation, allocation, and budgeting processes.

Requirements for Accounting Major

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCTG 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCTG 311 Federal Income Tax 3
ACCTG 320 Cost Accounting 3
ACCTG 401 Advanced Financial Acctg 3
ACCTG 404 CPA Law 3
ACCTG 410 Auditing 3
ACCTG 411 Corporate, Estate and Gift Tax 3
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for the Accounting Minor

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCTG 320 Cost Accounting 3
ACCTG 3/400 Elective 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
__________
  TOTAL 21

A GPA of 2.000 or higher is required for the minor.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT MAJOR

Faculty: Ahmadian, Applbaum, Billington, Brennan, Browne, Ford, Hanks, Shah, Wakefield, Waronska, Zeis

The major in business management leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of business as well as application skills to assume leadership roles in industry, government and education.

The undergraduate business management major permits students to select one emphasis as a specialty area. The knowledge and skills acquired with the major in business management can be used in a number of areas including human resource and operations management. The business management major with an information technology emphasis prepares students for careers in managing technology in modern organizations.

The business management major with a specialization in marketing prepares the graduate to successfully promote and sell goods and services.

Goals for Business Management Major

  • Students must demonstrate core business knowledge or skills in:
     
  • Organization concepts including various design arrangements;
     
  • Human resource management to include effective practices of recruitment, training and development, appraisal, compensation, and motivation; and
     
  • Interpersonal relationships and effective small-group project management.

Students must also demonstrate knowledge or skills that are specific to their selected emphasis area (marketing or management) and;

  • Understand and use appropriate emphasis area terminology, principles, and concepts;
     
  • Analyze critical case situations specific to the emphasis area; provide reasonable recommendations and support recommendations adequately; apply relevant emphasis area theories, concepts, and techniques; and integrate the primary functional disciplines of business; and
     
  • Understand the role or the appropriate emphasis area in corporate policy and strategy development.

Requirements for Business Management Major

Courses Titles Credits
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 475 International Management
OR
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
MGMT 3/400 Electives 12
Business electives (3/400-level) 6
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Business Management Major with Information Technology Emphasis

Courses Titles Credits
MGMT 318 Human Resource Mgmt 3
MGMT 368 Project Management 3
MGMT 475 International Management
OR
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
CIS 311 Web Development 3
CIS 350 Data Base Systems 3
CIS 3/400 Elective 3
Open Bus/CIS Electives 6
__________
TOTAL 24

Additional Requirements (Replaces the 15 credits of Other Non-Business Credits in the Business Management graduation requirements)

Courses Titles Credits
CIS 150 Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 171 Java Programming 4
CIS 185 PC Architecture 3
CIS 240 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 3
CIS 289 Network Concepts 3
__________
TOTAL 16

Requirements for Business Management Major with Marketing Emphasis

Courses Titles Credits
MKTG 348 Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 441 Marketing Strategies 3
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
MKTG 3/400 Electives 6
Business electives (3/400-level) 9
__________
TOTAL 24

Business Administration Minors

Requirements for Business Administration Minor (open to non-business majors only)

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
__________
TOTAL 21

Requirements for Marketing Minor

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
Select three of the following:
MKTG 341 Sales Force Management 3
MKTG 342 Promotional Strategy 3
MKTG 348 Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
__________
TOTAL 21

Requirements for Non-Profit Management Minor (open to non-business majors only)

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSAD 270 Business Communication 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
Select three of the following:
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 349 Management of Service Business 3
ECON 330 Public Finance 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
POLSC 330 Intro to Public Administration 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy 3
POLSC 411 Legislatures and Legislation 3
Internship Option 3
(The student may earn a 3 credit internship in a nonprofit organization. Internship opportunities must be approved by the appropriate department chair.)
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Supervisory Management Minor

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 410 Labor Management 3
 __________
TOTAL 21

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT

Faculty: Borton, Howell, Huff, Huffine, Spencer, Suscheck

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) prepares graduates for successful careers in the computer information systems and information technology (IT) fields. Students complete a comprehensive, relevant, computer information systems curriculum that delivers high-demand knowledge, skills, and abilities in: software and web application development, system analysis and design, network design and administration, database design and development, and IT security and operating systems.

The CIS program also includes three options for gaining proficiency in the field of computer security, which has been identified as one of the fastest growing occupations over the next 10 years. These include: a Computer Security option within the CIS major, a minor in Computer Security for non-CIS majors, and a Computer Security certificate for non-degree seeking students awarded by the CIS department.

Program Objectives

The key objectives of the CIS degree are:

  1. To prepare the graduate for an entry level position in the information systems (IS) field.
     
  2. To provide the graduate with a foundation for continued career growth as an IS professional.

Learning Outcomes for Graduates

To function effectively as IS professionals, graduates must achieve proficiency in each of the following areas:

  • Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Interpersonal, Communication, and Team Skills
  • Business Environment

The general learning outcomes in each area are summarized below.

In the area of technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Design and develop desktop and web-based applications using modern programming tools, techniques, and architectures.
     
  • Design and develop internet-based systems using sound web design principles and multi-tiered architectures.
     
  • Model, design, and develop database systems, including administrative processes and procedures for database management.
     
  • Develop and configure safe and secure systems infrastructure that incorporate hardware, telecommunications, systems software, operating system, and systems configuration components. The program seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the role of information systems within organizations, and the processes that support technology-enabled business development. The graduate will be able to:
     
  • Perform all facets of a modern systems analysis and design methodology, including systems implementation.
     
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate all tasks and activities involved in IT project management.

Learning Outcome Assessment

The CIS program is committed to continuous improvement through a rigorous assessment program focused on measuring learning outcomes and implementing measures to enhance students’ chances of success. Within each individual course, faculty members utilize a variety of assessment techniques, including: student presentations, projects, peer evaluations, examinations, and student surveys.

To assess the success of the overall program, the CIS department conducts periodic surveys with a CIS industry advisory board, CIS alumni, employers, graduating seniors, and other interested groups. Information gathered from these sources is developed into specific actions that are implemented to improve the quality of education provided by the CIS program.

General Requirements

  • Students majoring in computer information systems must maintain grades of C- or higher in all CIS courses. In addition, all required CIS prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
     
  • Students must complete at least 120 semester hours in an approved program of study, including 52 hours in the major.
     
  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credits of CIS upper-division course work. At least 16 upper-division CIS credits must be taken in residence.
     
  • Students must complete a course planning worksheet and participate in the advisement process with a CIS faculty advisor.

Specific Requirements

CIS majors complete a total of 120 credits. Thirty-six credit hours of general education requirements are included, and specific instructions for CIS majors are provided below. In addition, CIS majors are required to complete 10 credits in quantitative analysis, 52 credits in CIS major courses, 9 credits of required related courses, and 13 additional credits in an information systems environment.

General Education

Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog. In meeting CSU-Pueblo’s general education requirement, CIS majors must include the following:

Humanities: Must include 3 credits of SPCOM 103 or equivalent
Social Science: Must include ECON 201 and ECON 202 if Business minor
Mathematics: Must include MATH 121
Quantitative Analysis:
CIS majors must complete all of the following:
MATH 221 Applied Calculus
MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics
BUSAD 360 Advanced Business Statistics

CIS Major Courses:

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Intro to Word & Windows 1
CIS 103 PowerPoint & Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
CIS 150 Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 171 Intro to Java Programming 4
CIS 185 PC Architecture 3
CIS 215 UNIX Operating System 3
CIS 240 Object-Oriented Analysis & Design 3
CIS 271 Adv. Program Design with Java 4
CIS 289 Network Concepts 3
CIS 311 Introduction to Web Development 3
CIS 350 Data Base Systems 3
CIS 432 Senior Professional Project 6
CIS 493 Senior Seminar 1
CIS 3/400 Electives 12
__________
      TOTAL 52

Students may select from the wide range of CIS electives listed below. By choosing different combinations of elective courses, students may elect to focus their CIS major in one of the following areas: computer security, software and web application development, systems analysis and design, database design and development, and network design and administration.

CIS Electives (must total 12 credits)

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 356 XML Programming 3
CIS 359 Advanced Programming with C# 3
CIS 360 IT Security 3
CIS 401 Network Systems Admin 3
CIS 402 Linux Networks & Routing 3
CIS 411 Internet Server-Side Programming 4
CIS 450 Database Systems II 3
CIS 461 IT Security Management 3
CIS 462 Computer Forensics 3
CIS 481 IT Implementation 3
CIS 482 IT Strategy 3
CIS 490 Special Projects 1-5
CIS 491 Special Topics 1-5
CIS 496 Cooperative Education 1-5
Required Related Courses
ENG 305 Tech and Scientific Report Writing 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 368 Project Management 3

Information Systems Environment

CIS majors may select one of two options to complete 13 credits in an information systems environment. Students may elect a Business Administration minor or select 13 credits of business electives. Students are required to consult with a CIS faculty advisor to select the option most appropriate to their needs.

Computer Security Option for CIS Majors

CIS majors may choose the Computer Security option by completing the following 12 CIS elective credits:

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 360 IT Security 3
CIS 461 IT Security Management 3
CIS 462 Computer Forensics 3
CIS 401 Network Systems Administration 3
OR
CIS 402 Linux Networks and Routing 3

CIS MINORS

Non-CIS majors who wish to minor in CIS have several options. They may select a minor in Computer Security, or they may build their own minor based on the completion of seven core courses and one of four separate tracks. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of upper-division CIS courses.

Computer Security Minor

The computer security minor prepares the graduate for positions in the IT security field, including IT security specialist and IT security administrator. A minor extends training in the profession to majors in a variety of fields. Course requirements (21 credits) are:

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 185 PC Architecture 3
CIS 215 Unix Operating Systems 3
CIS 289 Network Concepts 3
CIS 360 IT Security 3
CIS 461 IT Security Management 3
CIS 462 Computer Forensics 3
CIS 401 Network Systems Administration 3
OR
CIS 402 Linux Networks and Routing 3
______________
SUB-TOTAL 21

Computer Information Systems Minor

Students who prefer a minor other than Computer Security complete the following core and one of the tracks listed below.

CIS Minor Core

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS 100 Introduction to Word and Windows 1
CIS 103 PowerPoint & Web Publishing 1
CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
CIS 150 Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 171 Introduction to Java Programming 4
CIS 240 Objected Oriented Analysis and Design 3
______________
SUB-TOTAL 14

Personal Computers/Local Area Network Support

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS   Minor Core 14
CIS 185 PC Architecture 3
CIS 289 Network Concepts 3
CIS 401 Network Systems Administration 3
OR
CIS 401 Linux Networks and Routing 3
__________
TOTAL 23

Information Analyst

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS   Minor Core 14
CIS 311 ntroduction to Web Development I 3
CIS 350 Database Systems 3
__________
TOTAL 20

Web Development Specialist

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS Minor Core 14
CIS 271 Advanced Program Design with Java 4
CIS 311 Introduction to Web Development 3
CIS 411 Internet Server-Side Programming 4
__________
TOTAL 25

Software Engineer/Programmer

CIS Courses Titles Credits
CIS   Minor Core 14
CIS 271 Adv. Program Design with Java 4
CIS 356 XML Programming 3
CIS 359  Advanced Programming with C# 3
__________
TOTAL 24

COMPUTER SECURITY CERTIFICATE

Non-degree seeking students may earn a Computer Security certificate from the CSU-Pueblo CIS program by completing the course requirements for the CIS Computer Security minor. Students interested in the certificate program should contact the CIS department for further information.

Co-Curricular Requirements

The CIS faculty support and encourage students to have co-curricular experiences that complement and reinforce the curricular experiences by participation in student organizations, clubs employment or other related activities. The CIS department sponsors a student chapter of a nationwide IT professional organization.

ECONOMICS MAJOR

Faculty: Duncan, Fuller, Regassa, Whited

The major in economics leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of economics. Economics majors are particularly well prepared to enter graduate programs in business in addition to assuming entry-level positions in business firms, non-profit organizations or government. The major in economics also prepares the graduate for positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

Goals for Economics Major

Students majoring in economics must demonstrate that they:

  • Understand microeconomic theories of production and consumption, including strategic behavior and decision making under uncertain conditions; and
     
  • Understand macroeconomic models including classical, Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian systems, including applications of monetary and fiscal policies in the different models.

Students majoring in economics must also demonstrate that they:

  • Understand the specific theories studied in their elective courses, which may include money and banking, international economics, public finance, regional economic analysis and labor economics.

Requirements for Economics Major

Courses   Titles Credits
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 475 International Economics
OR
FIN 475 International Finance 3
ECON/FIN 3/400 Electives 9
Business electives (3/400-level) 6
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Economics Minor

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 3/400 Elective 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
__________
TOTAL 21

JOINT BSBA/MBA
(3 PLUS 2 PROGRAM)

Admission Requirements

Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission formula of 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.000 system) plus the GMAT score is used as an admission score. The undergraduate GPA must be based on a minimum of 90 semester hours of course work including MGMT 201, FIN 330, and MKTG 340. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a GMAT of at least 450 (i.e., an index of 1100) to be admitted to the program. Students who fail to meet these requirements may provide additional evidence of their ability to complete the program. Such evidence may include: performance in outside activities, evidence of creativity or leadership, and a record of accomplishment.

Prior to enrolling in the first 500-level course, students are expected to have completed a significant portion of the requirements for their undergraduate major and must have submitted an acceptable GMAT.

Note: students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses.

The Hasan School of Business also offers a graduate program leading to a master’s degree in business administration. The degree of Master of Business Administration is granted for the completion of a graduate program that 1) includes knowledge of the various functions of the business organization, and 2) synthesizes that knowledge into the practice of management.

Students are expected to achieve an advanced understanding of the function of the executive and to develop a high degree of competence in transferring that knowledge to the actual work situation.

General Requirements

Students in the joint BSBA/MBA program must complete:  

  • The Business Core (excluding BUSAD 302, MGMT 301, 311, and 485);
     
  • FIN 330, MKTG 340 and BUSAD 493;
     
  • A major within the Hasan School of Business; and
     
  • All remaining specified MBA courses.

In addition, students must satisfy all GPA requirements for the BSBA and the MBA (see the MBA listing under the Graduate Programs section of the catalog).

Joint Degree Core

Courses Titles Credits
FIN  330 Principles of Finance 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSAD 502 Business Ethics and Env 3
ECON 510 Economics for Managers 3
MGMT 511 Production/Operations Management 3
MGMT 520 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 565 Management Information Systems 3
MGMT 585 Management Policy & Strategy 3
__________
TOTAL 24

In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:

Courses   Titles Credits
ACCTG 510 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 530 Financial Management 3
MGMT 565 Management Information Systems 3
MKTG 540 Marketing Management 3
Select one: ACCTG 575, BUSAD 575, ECON 575, FIN 575, MGMT 575 OR MKTG 575 3
Approved Graduate Electives 6
___________________
TOTAL GRADUATE 36

In summary, the joint degree plan has the following requirements:

General Education 36
Skills 7
Other Non-business 15
Business Core 26
Business Major 24
MBA requirements 36
___________
TOTAL 144

Students who complete part of the joint degree plan but decide to opt out of the MBA program and continue towards earning only the BSBA are granted credit towards the BSBA for 500-level courses taken as follows:

500-Level 300- and 400-Level
Course Taken Course Credit
       
ACCTG 510 ACCTG 495
BUSAD 502 BUSAD 302
BUSAD 575 BUSAD 475
ECON 510 ECON 308
MGMT 511 MGMT 311
MGMT 520 MGMT 301
MGMT 585 MGMT 485
MKTG 540 MKTG 495

JOINT BS-CIS/MBA
(3 PLUS 2 Program)

Admission Requirements

Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Text (GMAT). An admission formula of 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.000 system) plus the GMAT score is used as an admission score. The undergraduate GPA must be based on a minimum of 90 semester hours of course work, including MGMT 201, FIN 330, and MKTG 340. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a GMAT of at least 450 (i.e., an index of 1100) to be admitted to the program. Students who fail to meet these requirements may provide additional evidence of their ability to complete the program. Such evidence may include: performance in outside activities, evidence of creativity or leadership, and a record of accomplishment.

Prior to enrolling in the first 500-level course, students are expected to have completed a significant portion of the requirements for their undergraduate major and must have submitted an acceptable GMAT.

Note: students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses.

General Requirements

Students in the joint BS-CIS/MBA program must complete:

  • The CIS required and required-related courses excluding CIS 350 and CIS 432;
     
  • ACCTG 201, ECON 202, FIN 330 and MKTG 340;
     
  • The CIS major within the Hasan School of Business; and
     
  • All remaining specified MBA courses.

In addition, students must satisfy all GPA requirements for the BS in CIS and the MBA (see the MBA listing under the Graduate Programs section of the catalog).

Joint Degree Core

Courses Titles Credits
CIS 532 Senior Professional Project 6
CIS 550 Data Base Systems 3
CIS 581 IT Implementation 3
OR
CIS 582  IT Strategy 3
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TOTAL 12

In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 510 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSAD 502 Business Ethics and Environment 3
ECON 510 Economics for Managers 3
FIN 530 Financial Management 3
MGMT 511 Production/Operations Management 3
MGMT 520 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 585 Management Policy & Strategy 3
MKTG 540 Marketing Management 3
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TOTAL GRADUATE 24

In summary the joint degree plan has the following requirements:

General Education 36
Quantitative Analysis 10
Required-related Courses 9
Business and Other Electives 13
CIS Required Courses 31
CIS Elective Courses 9
MBA requirements 36
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TOTAL 144

Students who complete part of the joint degree plan but decide to opt out of the MBA program and continue toward earning only the BS in CIS are granted credit toward the BS for 500-level courses taken as follows:

500-Level 300- and 400-Level
Course Taken Course Credit
       
ACCTG 510 ACCTG 495
BUSAD 502 BUSAD 302
BUSAD 575 BUSAD 475
ECON 510 ECON 308
MGMT 511 MGMT 311
MGMT 520 MGMT 301
MGMT 585 MGMT 485
MKTG 540 MKTG 495
CIS 532 CIS 432
CIS 550 CIS 350
CIS 581 CIS 481
CIS 582 CIS 482