"TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”
– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
If you are a problem solver and love a challenge, imagine what you can do with a system and network degree from TU. With a focus on computer structure and diagnostics, network management and administration, as well as data communications and networking, you will keep information flowing. You will also learn about minimizing your carbon footprint and how to protect yourself from outside attacks. Problem solved.
The Computer and Information Systems (CIS) major is designed for students who wish to work with all facets of an organization – from technology to people. The CIS field is rapidly expanding, as technology continues to develop and change. Your curriculum reflects this and blends technology, software, programming, business theory and practice, while emphasizing the application of computers and technology in the business organization.
In the CIS major, an emphasis is placed on versatility and flexibility. You are taught skills that will enable you to pursue not only short-term, entry-level positions, but also long-term career paths. The program is designed to encourage analytical thinking and decision-making. Your TU education provides you with the real advantages and opportunities you’ll need in today’s ever-evolving global business climate.
Your TU Education Offers Real Choices! Graduates in the CIS Major often begin their careers as Programmer/Analysts, Systems Analysts, Network Technicians, PC Specialists, Web Developers/Administrators, or Database Specialists. Advancement is unlimited and offers you real choices for your future. Your degree could lead to higher levels within the organization, including such positions as Software Engineers, Data Centers Managers, Network Mangers, Project Managers, System Managers, Database Architects, and MIS Director or Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Tiffin University’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. They accredit business education programs at the associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Institutions with this accreditation are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.
Below are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities you’ll have as a TU student to make connections outside of the classroom. These clubs and organizations will provide you with real advantages and resources.
Business Club – provides opportunities for students to gain a valuable understanding of the business world. Club activities include bringing in speakers to address the issues of graduate school opportunities, career concerns, etiquette forums that focus on acceptable forms of behavior for the workplace and providing opportunities for valuable experience.
Circle K International (CKI) – a collegiate service organization with a worldwide membership that promotes fellowship, leadership and service.
Delta Mu Delta – a national honor society in business.
Hospitality Club – provides awareness to educate you on the unprecedented growth rate of the hospitality industry, the diverse career opportunities available and the current industry events impacting the global economy. Members attend regional and national hospitality conventions, trade shows and expositions.
Student Government – TU’s Student Government is primarily involved in organizing the campus programming, social activities and serving as the voice and advocate for students concerning campus matters.
Also available to TU students are other clubs, organizations and special interests that include: American Marketing Association (AMA), Criminal Justice Club, The Tystenac (TU’s School Newspaper) and Greek Organizations.
Core Curriculum of the School of Business 18 hours
Computer and Information Systems 18 hours
Concentration 9 hours
Total BBA hours 121
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.
On Campus - Offered in a 15-week semester format with a start date of January and August
Computer Architecture and Diagnostics (Technology Lab) (CIT320) - This course enables students to identify, configure and upgrade various components of computer systems, peripherals and software. The subsystems examined include memory, disk drives, video, I/O ports and power supplies. Peripherals examined include printers, modems and various I/O devices. Students will learn preventative maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. This course covers semiconductor theory and devices. Operation of devices such as diodes, transistors and operation amplifiers will be examined. The lab work includes the application of semiconductor devices
Network Management and Administration (CIT361) - This course provides an overview of network hardware, operating systems and applications with a focus on design, implementation and management of the network environment inside an organization.
Green Computing (CIT340) - Students in this course will be introduced to Green Computing (aka, sustainable computing) which is broadly defined as the reduction in the overall carbon footprint (emissions) of computing and communication infrastructure by using energy efficient design and operations. Technical issues in high-performance green computing that span the spectrum from green infrastructure (energy-efficient buildings, intelligent cooling systems, green/renewable power sources) to green hardware (multi-core computing systems, energy-efficient server design, energy-efficient solid-state storage) to green software and applications (parallelizing computational science algorithms to run on modern energy efficient multi-core clusters) will be examined.
Information Security (CIT344) - This course will introduce information security as an essential component in our war against terrorism. All information must be secure or the probability of winning the war will be diminished. With advances in technology and software, cyber-terrorism has become very real. Computer hackers and terrorists can shut down our nation’s most critical infrastructures.