Curriculum Guides


Management (6500)

B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration

Major: Information Systems Management (650004BS)

College of Business Administration

Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals form the foundation of the learning activities that occur within the Integrated Core Curriculum:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of core business fundamentals (acctg, bus. finance, marketing, bus. law, production and operations mgmt, mgmt principles, quantitative methods, computer applications in bus., international bus., bus. strategy)
Demonstrate the ability to apply core business fundamentals through case analyses and simulations
Understand and show appreciation for the global nature of contemporary business
Demonstrate effective written communication skills; Demonstrate effective oral communication
Demonstrate the ability to think critically (integrate ideas from multiple sources, solve unstructured problems, have holistic view of business, and apply knowledge of business fundamentals in creative and innovative ways)
Work effectively in teams that include diverse individuals
Demonstrate information technology and knowledge management skills (using database tools, spreadsheet tools, presentation graphics, and online research queries for business decision making and problem solving)
Understand, identify, and address ethical circumstances and dilemmas and the responsibility of business professionals in society
Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for leadership (negotiation, persuasion skills, and strategic thinking are important elements)

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3450:145 College Algebra4
Oral Communication:Any3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 15
3450:210 Calculus with Business Applic3
3300:112 English Composition II3
3250:200 Principles of Microeconomics3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

6200:201 Accounting Principles I3
6200:250 Sprdsht Model & Decision Analy3
6400:220 Legal & Soc Environ Business3
3250:201 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Min Credit Total 15
6200:202 Accounting Principles II3
6500:304 Business Statistics3
6500:301 Mgmt: Principles & Concepts3
3460:209 Computer Science I4
6500:310 Business Information Systems3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Min Credit Total 20
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

6400:301 Principles of Finance3
6600:205 Marketing Principles3
6500:305 Business Analytics3
6500:324 Database Mgmt for Info Systems3
6500:315 Appl Devlpmt for Bus Processes3
Min Credit Total 15
6800:305 International Business3
6500:325 Systems, Analysis, & Design3
6500:427 Systems Integration3
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 18
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

6500:330 Prin of Sply Chain & Oper Mgmt3
6500:302 Organiz Behavr & Ldrshp Skills3
6500:425 Decis Supp w Data Wrhs/Mining3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Major Elective3
Min Credit Total 14
6500:490 Strategic Management3
6500:471 Management Project3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Major Elective3
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3230:150 Human Cultures or 3850:100 Intro to Sociology may be substituted for 3750:100 Intro to Psychology.
3460:210 Comp. Sci. II may be substituted for 6500:315 Appl. Devlpmt for Bus Processes.
Core courses should be completed before the start of the senior year.
Students are encouraged to use non major electives toward minors and second majors. Non major electives are also referred to as “free electives” and are sometimes needed to reach the minimum 128 credit hours. Students should consult with their academic advisor and DAR’s to determine if these electives are needed.
We also suggest a certificate in Health Care Selling. Suggestions for free electives include: 6100:101 Global Business Concepts & Practices; 3300:275 Specialized Writing for Business; 6300:201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship.
Choose two courses from the following: 6500:333 Supply Chain and Operations Analysis (F), 6500:341 Human Resource Management, 6500:420 Mgmt of Data Networks (F), 6100:495 Internship, 6200:454 Information Systems Security, 6100:497 Honors Project (F), 3460:316 Data Structures, 3460:XXX any computer science class that follows 316.
6500:471 Management Project Prerequisites: Students take Management Project the semester of graduation. (Online sign up is available at the start of registration.) Prerequisites will be checked and CBA advisers enroll students in this class. Students eligible for Management Project must meet the prerequisites listed for the IS major on the ABP.
6100:495 Internship: Internships are recommended during the spring and/or summer of the junior year (i.e. Year 3). Meet with your academic adviser for pre-internship approval.
Graduation GPA Requirements: 2.3 overall GPA; 2.0 business & economics GPA; 2.0 major GPA.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 09-18-2013