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College of Business Administration
Department of Management and Information Systems

Room A432, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2750
Fax: 330-672-5006

Personal computers and local area networks are resulting in the penetration of computer information technology into even the smallest organizations. Today, most careers involve some activities related to the creation and use of computer-based information systems. To be competitive in the current job market, it is essential to achieve proficiency in this area. The Computer Information Systems minor is self-contained and assumes essentially no prior experience with computers or information systems. It complements students’ primary career field by providing knowledge and hands-on experience with computer technology. Students are able to design and build computer information systems of modest size and to participate with professional analysts, on an effective partnership basis, in the construction of large complex systems. Students also have the ability to aid their co-workers by performing computer system support in consultative and advisory roles.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications* 3
    24065 Web Programming 3
    34068 System Analysis and Design 3
    44043 Data Base Management Systems 3
Electives: choose from the following 6
  MIS 34036 Enterprise Systems (3)  
    34070 Programming Theory and Applications (3)  
    44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)  
    44045 Information Systems Management (3)  

Course is substituted by TECH 10001 in Aviation Management concentration within the Aeronautics major.

Requirement to declare the computer information systems minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA; or if new freshman, no established GPA is required

Requirement to graduate with the computer information systems minor:

  • Minimum 2.500 GPA (including all attempts of 30-40000 level courses) is required in the minor courses


  1. To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least two courses in the minor at Kent State University on a graded basis. At least one of these courses must be at the upper-division (30000 or 40000) level.
  2. CIS minors may use non-CIS courses as minor electives with permission. Please meet with a faculty CIS advisor to pursue this option.
  3. Double-counting of minor electives as major electives or requirements is not permitted. In other words, students should choose two CIS elective courses that are not part of the students’ major.