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CIS Outcomes & Careers

In today’s global economy we are seeing an extremely high demand for professionals with information systems expertise. Where every business function is supported by computers, roles such as user support, programmers, and analysts are not the only careers where an information systems background is needed.

CIS graduates are sought for positions such as:

  • Systems analysts
  • Web developers
  • Database specialists
  • Cybersecurity specialists
  • Information security specialists
  • System support specialists

In these roles and others, they may function as team leaders, project managers, or department heads.

The next generation of CIS graduates has the opportunity to guide industries as they rethink and reposition their organizational strategies, structure, and processes on every level and in every department. They are more likely to contribute to company objectives immediately and enjoy faster advancement.

Program Level Outcomes for BSBA in CIS — Cybersecurity Track

The cybersecurity track program of study (PoS) in the College of Business CIS major is aligned with the Operate and Maintain, Protect and Defend, and Investigate categories of the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework). The program has four learning outcomes that aim to develop essential technical competencies necessary for the field of cybersecurity.

  1. Establish cybersecurity policies that provide guidelines for protecting an organization’s information and computing assets. These policies should cover access control, privilege levels, and other relevant policy subject areas.
  2. Identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities via penetration testing in networked and computing systems.
  3. Develop skills to protect organizational assets from malicious attacks using security tools such as encryption, firewalls, and IDPS.
  4. Develop skills to identify cybersecurity breaches in hardware, software, and networked systems, and prepare a report of the findings.