Information Technology in Business Course Descriptions

Accelerated Bachelor's degree in Information Technology in Business

ORG 307    Adult Development and Assessment
Introduction to adult development theory, linking concepts to life experiences through a process of individual reflection. Classical and contemporary adult development theory are examined to provide paradigms for self-analysis and life assessment.
CIS 213 Organization Design and Support
A study of information technology organizational design and support structures essential to efficient operation.  Learners examine common methods and organizational designs for managing information and support services.  Attention is paid to the technical, interpersonal, and social issues in user support and the technical aspects of troubleshooting problems.
ORG 345 Issues in Management
An examination of motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiations and analysis of productivity are included. General issues of managing change in organizations are also considered.
COM 240 Forms of Professional Writing

Examines style and forms in business and professional writing with emphasis on direct sentence patterns and clear language.


CIS 221 Concepts of Systems Thinking
Introduction to the logical structure and development of programs and applications.  Emphasis is on fundamental logic, flowcharting, analysis and revision.
MATH 103 Mathematics and Information Technology
Introduction to the logical structure and development of programs and applications.  Emphasis is on fundamental logic, flowcharting, analysis and revision.
THE 381 Foundations of Spiritual Freedom
This course explores the foundations of morality and adult spiritual formation. Through study of the Biblical roots of holiness, a focus on Christ as model, and an analysis of virtue, the student will come to know the path to authentic freedom.
CIS 309 Managing Issues in IT Projects

Information systems and technology projects are difficult to implement and manage.  This course examines the causes of the difficulties from cultural, organizational, and technical perspectives.  Also discussed are process strategies helpful in  overcoming project difficulties such as the Capability Maturity Model (CMM).  Learners are challenged to evaluate current practices and to consider alternative project strategies.


CIS 223 Systems Analysis and Design

Introduction to the system development life cycle as well as strategies and techniques of structured system development.  Learners discuss and explore a variety of design and CASE tools.


CIS 310 Basics of HCI
An introduction to the techniques used to design useful and usable software systems.  The course integrates theory with best practices and builds on the concepts and techniques in CIS 223 Systems Analysis and Design.  Students learn to appreciate the knowledge and the skills required to engineer and/or evaluate a software application’s user interface.  The course supports the successful creation or evaluation of interactive software applications.  [Prerequisite – CIS223:  Systems Analysis and Design]
CIS 225 Database Management Systems

Provides the fundamental concepts necessary to design and implement relational database applications.  This course focuses on data modeling and Structured Query Language (SQL).


CCS 341 Cultural Modes of Expression
An exploration of the nuances of intercultural expression for an awareness and sensitivity needed for mutual understanding in international affairs.


ORG 342 Managerial Economics
A focus on the principles of economics as needed and utilized by managers and supervisors in all fields. In an era of “downsizing” or “rightsizing” resulting from international competition and globalization, managers at every level must be able to use the principles of economics in making sound decisions.


ORG 344 Accounting and Finance for Managers
This course explores fields of accounting and finance critical to every business situation. Many of the topics are interrelated, but some are studied in isolation. The focus of the course is on understanding accounting and finance principles as reflected in financial statements, their relationship to each other, and how data in financial statements are used in evaluation, planning and control in organizations.


CIS 311 e-Commerce Introduction
This course provides an executive overview of e-commerce by introducing it in terms of business and information technology concepts.  Learners explore the essential elements and usefulness of e-commerce.


CIS 312 Topics in Software Development

Current software project strategies do not deliver successful results consistently.  Needed are methods that increase the success rate of projects.  This course explores emerging software development methodologies and strategies that can improve software development project success rates.  It will draw on students’ knowledge of issues in IT projects and their understanding of current software development methodologies and strategies.


ORG 383 Strategic Planning
This module introduces students to various management planning models and techniques and applies them to business cases. It stresses the concepts of strategic planning and strategic management.
CIS 335 Technology and Ethical Issues

This course deals with information issues such as limitations, validity, and access.  It explores ethical concerns including copyright, privacy, and intellectual integrity.  Also considered is communication law.