The Hasan School of Business

Dr. Michael Fronmueller, Dean

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

 

Accreditation

The business majors (BSBA) of 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 the ability 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 Supervisory Management minor 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 a prerequisite of 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

MGMT 301  Organizational Behavior 

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 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 (i.e., 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, the general institutional requirements, and have at least 120 total credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to graduate.

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.

Credit Policy

To earn a BSBA from CSU-Pueblo, Students must complete no less than 30 semester hours in business at the 3/400 level in residence at CSU-Pueblo. Students who complete junior- and senior-level courses at other colleges or universities with grades of C or better, and wish to apply the credits earned toward their degree, must request approval through the Dean or Department Chair. Courses taken without such approval will not be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.

Only the Dean or the Department Chair may waive any portion of these requirements and only upon written petition by a student who has demonstrated extraordinary ability.

Transfer Students

Undergraduate transfer work from other institutions is evaluated first by the Office of Admissions and Records, but final degree determination is made by the Hasan School of Business. The School of Business reserves the right to disallow any credit that is not appropriate degree credit as determined by the College.

Definitive articulation agreements have been established between the Hasan School of Business and all two-year public institutions in Colorado. Information is available in Admissions and Records and on the CSU-Pueblo Web site. For a detailed explanation of transfer credit, please see the Admissions section of this catalog.


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 or equivalent; ECON 201 and 202, if business minor; and MATH 121.

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

Student files are maintained 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 Accounting 

3

ACCTG 404  CPA Law 

3

ACCTG 410  Auditing 

3

ACCTG 430  Accounting Information Systems 

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, Billington, Brennan, Browne, 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 (management, marketing or information technology) 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 of 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 Management 

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, Long, 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 to:

  1. Prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in the information systems (IS) field.
  2. 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 infrastructures 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 of these 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 carefully selecting from the list, students may 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 

3

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

Courses  Titles 

Credits

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 from two options to complete 13 credits in an information systems environment. Students may select a business administration minor or 13 credits of business electives. Students must consult with a CIS faculty advisor to select the option most appropriate to their future plans.


Computer Security Option for CIS Majors

CIS majors can earn 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
  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 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
  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  Object 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
  OR
CIS     402  Linux Networks and Routing 

3

 __________
 TOTAL    23


Information Analyst

CIS     Courses  Titles 

Credits

CIS   Minor Core 

14

CIS     311  Introduction to Web Development 

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 

3

 __________
 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, 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

The BSBA/MBA program is unique. It allows qualified students to earn both a BSBA and an MBA concurrently.

Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission index 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 BSBA/MBA program must complete:

  • The Undergraduate Business Core (excluding BUSAD 302, MGMT 301, MGMT 311, and MGMT 485);
  • 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).

 
MBA Core

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       565  Management Information Systems 

3

MGMT       585  Management Policy & Strategy 

3

MKTG       540  Marketing Management 

3


In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:

Courses  Titles 

Credits

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

 _________________________
 JOINT DEGREE 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
Course Taken

 

300- and 400-Level
Course Credit

ACCTG         

510 

                                      

ACCTG

495

BUSAD

502 

 

BUSAD 

302

ECON

510 

 

ECON 

308

MGMT

511 

 

MGMT

311

MGMT

520 

 

MGMT

301

MGMT 

585 

 

MGMT 

485

MKTG 

540 

 

MKTG

495

ACCTG, BUSAD, ECON, FIN, MGMT, MKTG

575

  

 

475 



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


Admission Requirements

The BS-CIS/MBA program is unique. It allows qualified students to earn both a BS degree in CIS and an MBA concurrently.

Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission index 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).

 

MBA Core

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


In addition, the following CIS courses must be completed:

Courses  Titles 

Credits

CIS     532  Senior Professional Project 

6

CIS     550  Data Base Systems 

3

CIS     581  IT Implementation
  OR

 

CIS     582 IT   Strategy

3

 ____________________
 TOTAL GRADUATE    36


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

 _________________________
 JOINT DEGREE 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
Course Taken

 

300- and 400-Level
Course Credit

ACCTG        

510 

                                    

ACCTG

495

BUSAD

502 

 

BUSAD 

302

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