Information Systems

Where information technology and business meet, information systems (IS) professionals apply technology to support and even drive business strategy. If you have a desire to take responsibility for technology, are logical, and like to solve problems, Coles College of Business will help you build on your strengths to become a technology leader.

Every business today depends on information systems, whether it’s a customer relationship management system or an e-commerce site or a complex network of these and more. Decisions about how to use, build, purchase, or integrate these systems have great impact on a business and, as an IS professional, you can help an organization make the most of its technology.

With a BBA in Information Systems, you can launch a career in industry, government, or other agencies. You might work in a number of roles in IS, especially in the design, implementation, and management of IS projects. Early career job titles include application developer, application support, business analyst, business intelligence manager, client services analyst, database administrator, database analyst, information resource manager, IT consultant, project manager, systems analyst, user support analyst, web developer, and webmaster. Your degree will also prepare you for graduate school in business, IS, or a related field.

Educational Objectives for the BBA in Information Systems

Course Information

In addition to taking classes in math, statistics, and information systems, you’ll also study accounting, finance, management, and marketing. To read a full list of courses available to you, and their descriptions, browse the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Required Courses

You must meet the requirements in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog for your Catalog Term – your Catalog Term is located in your Owl Express Account. Seek help from an academic advisor if you need help determining your Catalog Term.

To earn your BBA with an Information Systems Major, you must complete KSU General Education Requirements, as well as business and information systems courses.

Please select the links below that cover your Catalog Term to view your Advising Checksheets.

General Education Requirements for All Business Students

Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

Prior to Fall 2016 (PDF)

The IS Major started in Fall 2011, so there are no earlier checksheets.

Major Courses for Information Systems

For Fall 2016 and Later (PDF)

For Fall 2015-Summer 2016 (PDF)

For Fall 2014—Summer 2015 (PDF)

For Fall 2012—Summer 2014 (PDF)

For Fall 2011–Summer 2012 (PDF)

If you entered Coles College before Fall 2011, or need more information about degree and graduation requirements, please contact the Business Undergraduate Advising Center in BB 431 at 470-578-6055 to meet with an academic advisor.

Two Year Tentative Course Schedule

Plan ahead! View the Two Year Tentative Course Schedule for the Department of Information Systems, Information Systems Major here.

View the Department’s recommended BBA in Information Systems Course sequence here.

Information Systems Minor

If you are interested in diversifying your degree by minoring in Information Systems, view requirements and course descriptions in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

Read more about the requirements and rules for all Minors here.

Information Systems Certificate

The IS Certificate is ideal for students who enjoy working with computers but do not wish to seek a degree in technology-related fields or students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and seek the latest IS expertise. The Certificate offers KSU students knowledge and experience with the latest tools and technologies. Topics include web technologies, database technologies, and electronic commerce.

For course descriptions, view the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.


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Contact the Department

Burruss Building 480; 470-578-7763
Email the chair, Traci Carte.
Administrative Associate: Jada Shamley



Information Security & AssuranceInformation Security & Assurance

If information systems and keeping the data stored in them safe appeals to you, consider a Major in Information Security and Assurance, or, to broaden your IS skills with a deeper perspective on how information security and assurance affects businesses, add an Information Security Minor or Certificate to your information systems BBA. KSU’s Center for Information Security Education also hosts the annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition.