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Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Information Systems

The minimum number of semester credit hours for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) requirements, and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Information Systems must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1033 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. ECO 2013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

All degrees in the College of Business require 120 hours. If students elect to take a course that satisfies both a Core and COB requirement, students may need to take an additional course to meet the 120 hours.

Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

All students seeking a B.B.A. degree in the College of Business must complete the following Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses in addition to the Core Curriculum.

ACC  2013    Principles of Accounting I
ACC  2033    Principles of Accounting II
BLW 3013    Business Law
COM 1053    Business and Professional Speech
ECO 2013    Introductory Macroeconomics (satisfies Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum requirement)
ECO 2023    Introductory Microeconomics
FIN  3014    Principles of Business Finance
GBA 2013    Social and Ethical Issues in Business
IS    1403    Business Information Systems Fluency
IS    3003    Principles of Information Systems for Management
MAT 1033   Algebra with Calculus for Business (satisfies Mathematics Core Curriculum requirement)
(Actuarial Science majors must take MAT 1214 in lieu of MAT 1033)
MGT 3003    Business Communication and Professional Development
MGT 3013    Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management
MGT 4893    Management Strategy (taken in semester of graduation)
MKT 3013    Principles of Marketing
MS   1023    Business Statistics with Computer Applications I
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 1053 in lieu of MS 1023)
MS   3043    Business Statistics with Computer Applications II
(Actuarial Science majors must take STA 3003 in lieu of MS 3043)
MS   3053    Management Science and Operations Technology

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements and the College of Business Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), all candidates for the degree must complete the following degree requirements.

Degree Requirements

  1. 21 semester credit hours of information systems courses in the major:

    15 required semester credit hours as follows:

    IS  3063  Database Management for Information Systems
    IS  3073  Application Development
    IS  3413  Introduction to Telecommunications for Business
    IS  4053  Systems Analysis and Design
    IS  4063  Advanced Topics in Information Systems

    6 additional semester credit hours of upper-division information systems coursework. Students may also choose one of the following as 3 hours of the additional 6 hours of information systems electives:

    MOT  4023  Essentials of Technology Management
    MOT  4143  Introduction to Project Management

  2. 8 semester credit hours of information systems support work:

    IS  2031  Introduction to Computer Concepts for Information Systems Laboratory
    IS  2033  Introduction to Computer Concepts for Information Systems
    IS  2041  Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory
    IS  2043  Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming

Course Sequence Guide for B.B.A. Degree in Information Systems

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate business degree requirements. This is a term-by-term sample course guide. Students must satisfy other requirements in their catalog and meet with an academic advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center for an individualized degree plan. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters.

Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
MAT 1033 Algebra with Calculus for Business (core and CBK)** 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Creative Arts (core)   3
Spring
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech (CBK) 3
ECO 2013 Introductory Macroeconomics (core and CBK)*, ** 3
IS 1403 Business Information Systems Fluency (CBK) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History (core)   3
Second Year
Fall
ACC 2013 Principles of Accounting I (CBK) 3
IS 2031 Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory Systems Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2033 Introduction to Programming Concepts (support work) 3
MS 1023 Business Statistics with Computer Applications I (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Language, Philosophy & Culture (core)   3
DECLARE MAJOR  
Spring
ACC 2033 Principles of Accounting II (CBK) 3
ECO 2023 Introductory Microeconomics (CBK)* 3
IS 2041 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory (support work) 1
IS 2043 Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming (support work) 3
IS 3003 Principles of Information Systems for Management (CBK) 3
MS 3043 Business Statistics with Computer Applications II (CBK) 3
Third Year
Fall
IS 3063 Database Management for Information Systems (major) 3
IS 3073 Application Development (major) 3
MS 3053 Management Science and Operations Technology (CBK) 3
Government-Political Science (core)   3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Spring
FIN 3014 Principles of Business Finance (CBK) 4
IS 3413 Introduction to Telecommunications for Business (major) 3
MGT 3003 Business Communication and Professional Development (CBK) 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management (CBK) 3
Life & Physical Sciences (core)   3
Fourth Year
Fall
GBA 2013 Social and Ethical Issues in Business (CBK) 3
IS 4053 Systems Analysis and Design (major) 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing (CBK) 3
Component Area Option (core)   3
Upper-division IS elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major))   3
Spring
BLW 3013 Business Law (CBK) 3
IS 4063 Advanced Topics in Information Systems (major) 3
MGT 4893 Management Strategy (CBK) 3
Upper-division IS elective (3xxx or 4xxx level) (major))   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

* ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 may be taken in either sequence.
** College of Business students should take MAT 1033 and ECO 2013 to satisfy both Core Curriculum and CBK requirements.


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