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Academic Resources

Resources are available to help you learn more about the school and major, determine class schedules, requirements, and progress toward you degree.

Before you apply to The University of Akron, contact our Undergraduate Recruiter to answer your questions. Current UA students who want to be admitted to a major should be sure to visit an undergraduate Academic Adviser.

Once you are admitted to The University of Akron, you'll use the Degree Progress Report (DPR), which is an online tool you can use to view data regarding course requirements. DPR outlines your degree requirements, marks completed courses, and shows your remaining coursework.

Professional Experience

The Information Systems Major offers professional experiences designed to help your transition into industry. Professional Experiences include a senior team consulting project for a local firm. Classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities. Students also gain practical professional experience through the CBA's internships and cooperative education program. The IS degree also prepares students for further graduate study or technology specific certifications.

Course Availability

University general education requirements are offered each semester, including over the summer. CBA core classes also are available each semester, including summer. Please note that the number of sections available is often less during the summer semester.

Courses for your major are offered both fall and spring, although every course is not offered every semester. Fall- and spring-only courses include:

Fall
  • 6500:324 Data Management for Information Systems
  • 6500:315 Application Development for Business Processes
  • 6500:425 Decision Support with Data Warehousing and Mining
Spring
  • 6500:325 System Analysis and Design
    6500:427 Systems Integration

Management Department

The Information Systems major is part of the Management Department. Learn about CBA information systems students, careers, organizations that have recently hired CBA graduates, and much more on the Management Department page.

Tutoring

Once you are a student, The University of Akron and the College of Business offer tutoring services for additional help in many subjects.

Student Organizations

The College of Business Administration is associated with many student organizations through which you can expand your classroom learning and enhance your leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills. Within these organizations you will meet students from diverse backgrounds and will have opportunities to interact with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the organization(s) of their choice.