Computing and Information Systems

Computing and Information Systems (CISY)

Computing and Information Systems courses are offered by the Department of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science. 

Over the past few decades, computerized information systems have helped transform the business and social landscape in North America and around the world.  To be successful today, companies require individuals who possess in-depth understanding of the technologies and processes underlying the new environment, and, at the same time, understand the strategic information needs of businesses and consumers.  The Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Computing and Information Systems is designed to prepare students to fill this important role in modern organizations.

A major in Computing and Information Systems may be completed within the Bachelor of Commerce program, either alone or as part of a dual major.  In either case a major in Computing and Information Systems requires the completion of the core B. Comm. requirements plus a set of core CIS courses.  Course requirements for a Computing and Information Systems major, beyond the B. Comm. Core, are described below and in Section 3 of the Calendar

Note: Students are advised that possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission to a particular academic program.  Limits to the number of students who can be in a particular program at any one time exist and depend very much on the number of faculty members available in a particular academic unit.

Upon completion of 45 credit hours, Commerce students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 may elect to declare a major in Computing and Information Systems.  (In exceptional circumstances, students can also be admitted to the major by permission of the Chairperson.) 

To assist students, the Year 3 and Year 4 course requirements for a Computing and Information Systems major and the core BComm degree program requirements are listed below.  Course descriptions follow.

To complete a major in Computing and Information Systems, students must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.2 in ACCT 3323 and all Computing and Information Systems courses taken at the 2000 level and above (as indicated below by *).  

Year 3

  • *ACCT 3323 Management Information Systems
  • *CISY 3326   Database Programming
  • FINA 2360     Business Finance I
  • FINA 3361     Business Finance II
  • MGMT 3480 Ethical Responsibilities of Organizations
  • Three (3) credit hours in Computing and information Systems electives.
  • Three (3) credit hours in Commerce electives at 3000-level and above.
  • Six (6) credit hours in non-Commerce electives.
  • Three (3) credit hours in free electives.

 

Year 4

  • *CISY 4425   Systems Analysis and Design
  • *CISY 4435   Information Systems Projects and Practice
  • *CISY 4436   Communication, Networks and Security
  • MGMT 4489 Strategic Management
  • Six (6) credit hours in non-Commerce electives
  • Twelve (12) credit hours in free electives