BA/BS in Computer Information Science/MBA (Business Innovation Strategy, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Cybersecurity, IT and Innovation, IT Security for Managers, Project Management)

The BA/BS in Computer Information Science/MBA accelerated degree program is a 150 to 158-hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree designed to equip graduates as outstanding technology practitioners in a vast array of industries and global societies. Being a gifted technician is only partly what one needs for the most successful professional vocation in technology-related careers, however. One often finds their life’s journey to be a professional path toward transformational leadership of the few or the many. This leader must also be a generalist with exemplary soft skills, in addition to a strong technician, and one who can lead others to perform decisively based on strong values, analytically with problem-solving/critical thinking skills learned with a competency-based approach to learning and then leading followers strategically with a great vision for an improved future. Transformational leaders within any field must be able to influence others through the sharing of one’s vision with all aligned toward successful performance meeting goals and achieving the overall corporate mission. The MBA curriculum, along with that offered in the undergraduate technical foundation here, is competency development focused and will produce transformational leaders who will set the IT professional way above the competitive rest. This graduate is highly technical, yes; however, this one uniquely will be also a generalist who is able to think/act strategically, critically, innovatively, and lead others with a shared vision. In other words, a graduate who will have gained the best from both perspectives. This graduate will be uniquely gifted and skilled with outstanding technical expertise, the competencies to excel in any data-driven marketplace, while also standing out far from the competition as a leader of vision.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

(BA)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

(BS)

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Art
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

0

11

(BS only) 11 hours from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science

6

6

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics

POLS 2301 - American National Government

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

59

53

BA/BS Computer Information Science Major

38

38

Complete the following courses
COSC 1302 - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
COSC 1405 - Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408 - Foundations of Computer Science II
COSC 2306 - Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms
COSC 2403 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 3301 - Database Management Systems
COSC 3305 - Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 3306 - Networks and Telecommunication

COSC 4308 - Senior Project in Computer Science (S-L)
or
Three credit hour COSC upper-level electives

COSC 4402 - Software Engineering (S-L)
PHSC 1402 - Physical Science II

Business Concentration

12

12

FINA 3301 - Corporate Financial Management
MANA 3301 - Principles of Management (S-L)
MANA 3305 - Managerial Statistics
MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

Designated Electives

12

12

ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
MANA 3308 - Business and Public Law

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

6

6

ACCT 6321 - Management Accounting
MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

5
0

5
0

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

132

126

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

*Elective Requirements

• In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

• As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (Mba)

Required Core Courses

18

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance
MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers
MANA 6320 - Business Ethics
MANA 6341 - Strategic Management Decisions (S-L)
MISM 6314 - Management Information Systems
MRKT 6301 - Creative Problem Solving for Marketing Decisions (S-L)

MBA Concentrations

12

Choose a concentration:
Business Innovation Strategy Concentration
BIS 6301 - Agile Leadership
BIS 6302 - Strategic Branding
BIS 6303 - Data Driven Decisions
BIS 6304 - Capstone Project
Business Intelligence and Analytics
MSITM 6301   - Business Data Warehousing (Prerequisite MISM 6330)
MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Prerequisite MISM 6330, MANA 6302)
MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization (Prerequisite MISM 6330)
MSITM 6304 - Capstone Project (Prerequisite MSITM 6301, 6302, and 6303)
Cybersecurity
CYBS 6301 - Data Protection
CYBS 6302 - Digital Forensics
CYBS 6303 - Operational Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 6304 - Practicum Strategy Cybersecurity
IT and Innovation Concentration
MISM 6320 - Systems Analysis and Project Management
MISM 6353 - IT Security
MISM 6350 - Managing Digital Strategy (Capstone)
And choose one of the following:
MISM 6330 - Business Data Management
MISM 6335 - Data Communication
IT Security for Managers
MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management
MSITM 6312 - Information Security Policy and Governance
MSITM 6313 - Information Security Program Management and Development
MSITM 6314 - Information Security Risk Management
Project Management
PROJ 6301 - Organizing the Project and Its Components
PROJ 6302 - Assessing, Managing, and Mitigating Project Risk
PROJ 6303 - Project Approaches and Strategy
PROJ 6304 - Planning and Managing Resources (Capstone)

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRE

30

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

162

156

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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