Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
The mission of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (CISQM) is to provide relevant educational opportunities to students wishing to pursue professional careers related to information systems, technology and data analytics. The department strives to create an environment for preparing individuals for a lifetime of learning and growth by producing graduates who understand the concepts and uses of information systems and are capable of applying these concepts to business and government.
The computer information systems curriculum provides a strong foundation in the concepts and applications of information systems and technology in organizations. It gives CISQM majors the opportunity to study enterprise design, business intelligence, data analytics, database development, network and security administration, programming languages, and the integration of hardware and software systems with management practices. Students completing the prescribed program of study earn the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Computer Information Systems. Beginning in 2017, CISQM will offer a concentration in Data Analytics, which will prepare the students for the emerging world of Big Data and how to effectively analyze business situations for optimal decision making.
CISQM graduates pursue careers as IT integrators, global enterprise system architects, database administrators, network administrators, information security analysts, business systems analysts, application developers, digital-business solution developers, and information systems managers. Graduates work for technology companies, high-tech startup companies, government agencies, accounting firms, oil companies, financial and insurance institutions, retail firms, manufacturing concerns, and consulting companies where they are succeeding at the highest levels.