Become a technology expert.

Open new doors to hundreds of fulfilling professional positions in the world of technology and computer science. Not a single industry has been unmarked by the accelerating growth of technology, and students in computer and technology programs are no longer limited by narrowly defined technological occupations. Rather, students have the opportunity for employment in diverse fields ranging from public service to nonprofit work, and from traditional business environments to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Given the plethora of opportunity, Loyola University New Orleans provides two CIS programs: the Entrepreneurship track coaches in key business skills and methods, while the Management Science track provides knowledge in high-level management, from operations to statistics. Both tracks furnish students with the tools they need to understand computer languages and advanced concepts in information systems. Graduates have the skills to plan, create, deploy, analyze, and improve the systems that businesses use.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs in today’s economy have opportunities unimaginable to previous generations, as the barriers to building one’s own small business have become almost nominal. Yet, according to the Small Business Administration, approximately one-third of small businesses fail within their first two years. Why is this? A primary reason is lack of training and knowledge of technology and business-related concepts.

The Entrepreneurship track of Loyola’s computer information systems bachelor’s degree provides students with a robust breadth of knowledge of computer science and business principles. A student graduating with this degree will be well equipped to establish a small software company and will have the skills to make this type of endeavor both successful and sustainable. The required core courses teach a common foundation of knowledge across primary fields of business: financing, accounting, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Combined with the technical computer science skill set, this degree is perfect for students interested in any small business enterprise.

Management Science

The Management Science track offers interdisciplinary flexibility and management-focused courses, a true point of distinction in the realm of computer information systems degrees. Indeed, management has the broadest scope of all business disciplines, which translates into career flexibility. Program graduates are marketable in a variety of fields as a result of having had extensive experience in business decision-making, statistics, and operations/project management. In addition to rigorous academic instruction in these topics, students obtain real-world experience through our internship program.

The CIS in Management Science bachelor’s degree prepares students to solve both business and technology related problems, such as regulatory compliance and network migrations, as well as larger operations challenges. Technology experts are indispensable for a myriad of reasons, from keeping software current for their whole company, to troubleshooting technical problems and building custom solutions.

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Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program prepares you for advanced studies (such as in Loyola’s online Master of Business Administration program) or to enter the workforce in a wide range of careers, depending on your goals and whether you choose to specialize in Entrepreneurship or Management. Potential careers include:

  • Web Developer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Network Architect
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Information Researcher

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Bachelor of Computer Information Systems consists of 120 credit hours taken as follows:

  • 48 hours of Major courses
  • 39 hours of Loyola Core courses
  • 33 hours of general elective courses

Computer Science Core courses include:

  • Introduction to Programming I and II
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Informational Systems Theory

Major courses for the CIS in Entrepreneurship include:

  • Business Communications
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Major courses for the CIS in Management Science include:

  • Business Decision Modeling
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Managerial Decision Making

Download the degree program course listing (DPCL) for the CIS in Entrepreneurship or the CIS in Management Science to view program requirements in a helpful worksheet format. For a full list of courses and course descriptions, click below.

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