Computer Information Systems
Your major in Computer Information Systems will offer comprehensive training in information management techniques that utilize today’s technologies. You’ll learn methods for problem-solving, approaches for effective management, and crucial programming skills.
You’ll take classes in systems analysis and design, database management, data communications and networking, and more. Computer Information Systems courses are supplemented with classes in math, accounting, and business. Through your technical skills and business knowledge, you’ll be prepared for a successful career helping companies and organizations develop effective information management strategies and enjoy greater productivity.
Gardner-Webb University’s Broyhill School of Management within the Godbold School of Business offers a unique educational environment producing business leaders who are equally committed to strong personal values and excellence in their work. Gardner-Webb is a Christian environment, and we believe in social justice, ethical decision-making, and intellectual honesty. Our graduates take these values to their workplaces and positions of leadership.
Our top-notch teachers are some of the best in the region with the credentials and the passion to provide you with a high-quality education. Business faculty members have professional experience in an impressive array of industries. Their areas of expertise include marketing, legal counsel, engineering, and senior management and nearly half have worked overseas, bringing a global perspective to the classroom. GWU’s small class sizes mean you’ll have one-on-one access to all this expertise in every class session along with the mentorship you’ll need to achieve your best.
The learning you’ll do as part of the Broyhill School of Management begins in the classroom but it doesn’t end there. Classes focus on problem-solving and interactive discussions exploring issues from all sides. You can build on these learning experiences with enriching extracurricular activities including participating in our active student organizations or traveling to national student conferences. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel the world through our study abroad programs, demonstrate your leadership abilities in our student organizations, experience high-adrenaline teamwork at our adventure course, take a week-long trip to New York City, and score an internship with a local company.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE is a global, non-profit organization bringing together more than 1,600 university teams in 20 countries. Through SIFE, you’ll develop leadership and teamwork skills while exploring principles of free enterprise. Gardner-Webb’s SIFE team helps students share their knowledge of market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, business ethics, and more through educational outreach projects. Find out more: Visit the SIFE webpage.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is the international honor society for business majors, recognizing high scholastic achievement by majors in the Broyhill School of Management and offering career benefits for graduates. Membership is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class with a minimum 3.8 GPA.
F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award
The F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award is available to all full-time undergraduate students of the Broyhill School of Management who are entering their final year of study. Students are to write an essay entitled “A Business I Would Like to Start” to be submitted and read by a committee. The committee awards a $500.00 scholarship for the winner to use during his/her final year of study.
Goals and Objectives
- To prepare students to utilize current programming languages and techniques and adapt to related advancements
- To incorporate global and ethical perspectives across the curriculum
- To prepare students to be able to apply quantitative techniques, computer techniques, and other elements of critical thinking to managerial problem solving
Required Course Work
There are two emphases: Information Systems (Option One) or Computer Science (Option Two). Both include the Common Professional Component and the following courses:
Computer Information Systems 201, 433, 460, 471
Information Systems emphasis (Option 1) includes any three of the following:
Accounting 400, Computer Information Systems 352, 371, 423
Computer Science Emphasis (Option 2) includes any three of the following:
Computer Information Systems 285, 360, 361, 371, 380, 423
Math 151 and either Math 302 or Math 311 must be taken for the Computer Science emphasis within the
general business core but may be taken rather than the Math
105, 110 in the Common Professional Component.
With a degree in computer information systems you’ll be prepared to work for banks, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for the government.