Apr 09

Minor in CIS: Summer Electives


Enhance Your BBA This Summer with Elective Courses in * Computer Information Systems *

More and more companies insist that new hires have an in-depth understanding of how to apply computers in a business environment.  CIS 2200 introduced you to the subject, but more is needed to become a skillful information-savvy problem solver.

For more information on the CIS Business Minor, contact:  Prof. Bill Ferns email:  bill.ferns@baruch.cuny.edu

CIS 3367: Spreadsheet Applications in Business

Multiple Sections; Prerequisite:   CIS 2200 or equivalent, no ZK code required!)

In this course you will:

  • Solve real business problems
  • Use spreadsheet software (MS-Excel)
  • Gain real advantage in job placement

This course is open to WSAS and SPA majors also!

 CIS 3400: Database Management Systems

 Section S3CA: M/W 2pm – 3:35 pm (11 weeks);  Prerequisite:   CIS 2200 or equivalent

The heart of an effective information system is its database management system (DBMS). Powerful, well-designed databases are behind the success of companies like Walmart, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. No matter your business major, you will be working with database management systems in your professional career. In this course you will:

  • Learn how to create a data model from business information needs;
  • Convert that model into a database management system;
  • Implement that system on DBMS software.
  • No programming experience is necessary.
 CIS3750: Social Media Technologies in Organizations

Section S1CA: M/W/Th 2:00pm – 3:59pm, first summer session / Prerequisite:   CIS 2200 or equivalent

This course presents an intensive survey of Web 2.0 technologies (social networking, blogs, wikis, microblogging, virtual communities, video sharing, social bookmarking, recommendation systems, etc) and their impact on both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Topics covered include:

  • The history of and major influences on today’s social media;
  • Convergence of technology;
  • Trends toward increased democratization and globalization;
  • Concerns relating to privacy and confidentiality;
  • The implications for business in today’s highly interconnected world.
 CIS 4093: Special Topics in CIS: Data Mining

Section S2CA, M/W/Th 2:00pm—4:41 pm, second summer session; Prereq: CIS2200 & STA2000

‘Big Data’ –business analytics- is rapidly growing in demand. Data Mining is the process by which useful information is extracted from the huge amounts of data. Data mining involves exploring and analyzing large data sets in order to discover meaningful patterns. This course covers a variety of techniques, from simple to complex, that are used in Data Mining. There is a heavy emphasis throughout the course on analytical methods. The methods are taught by an example-based approach, with emphasis placed on realistic problems drawn from all areas of business. This course will use SAS Enterprise Miner and other software.

These and other CIS courses can be used in either the:

* The minor in Computer Applications for Business is can NOT be used as a Tier III minor.