"What Can I Do With a Major in...Computer Information Systems?"
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of professional and ethical expectations in the work place.
- Use productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet, and database) effectively and manage hardware and software resources by applying knowledge of operating systems and environments.
- Develop application software using skills in appropriate business programming languages (e.g. Visual Basic, Java, COBOL, C-sharp).
- Develop and maintain databases using theoretical and applied knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle).
- Develop and maintain telecommunications networks and security protocols using theoretical and applied knowledge of telecommunications (e.g. Novell, Windows NT).
- Analyze business problems and develop solutions by applying critical thinking skills within the systems development process (e.g. The Systems Development Life Cycle [SDLC] and Object Oriented Design).
Related Career Titles
1.1 Software developer/ Programmer / Analyst – Develop and maintain application programs for internal and external clients including web solutions, analyze current and future systems, work closely with database and network administrators, etc.
1.2 Database Administrator / Database Coordinator / Database Programmer - responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and repair of an organization's database. The role includes the development and design of database strategies, monitoring and improving database performance and capacity, and planning for future expansion requirements. They may also plan, co-ordinate and implement security measures to safeguard the database
2. Network Administrator - is for the maintenance of computer hardware and software that comprises a computer network. This normally includes the deployment, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of active network equipment. A related role is that of the network specialist, or network analyst, who concentrates on network design and security.
Area 1: Software Development
Area 2: Network Systems Administration
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