Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Accounting
Program Contact: Wendy Ceccucci 203-582-8269
There is a great industry demand for students who wish to specialize in computer information systems with applications in accounting.
In the digital age, the languages of business and technology are mutually inclusive. Dual competency doubles your skill set, and positions you for success in a multitude of roles. We’ll teach you to design and maintain financial databases, assess the cost of hardware and software, and manage teams of IT professionals. These skills are crucial to commercial businesses, hospitals, banks, law offices and nonprofit organizations.
As the architect of a company’s technological infrastructure, you’ll implement and secure its accounting information system. You’ll ensure that financial information is accurate and accessible to managers, CFOs, auditors and others. These responsibilities prepare you for leadership roles as an information technology accountant, systems auditor, IT director and chief information officer.
BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting Curriculum
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems and accounting by completing the requirements of the University Curriculum, the Business Core Curriculum, and specific requirements outlined below for a total of 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Accounting Course Work|
|AC 305||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|AC 306||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|AC 323||Cost Accounting||3|
|AC 335||Accounting Systems||3|
|or CIS 301||Enterprise Systems|
|AC 350||Advanced Excel Programming (CIS 350)||3|
|or CIS 350||Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)|
|AC 402||Accounting Internship||3|
|or CIS 484||Information Systems Internship|
|AC 411||Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|AC 431||Federal Income Taxation of Individuals||3|
|Computer Information Systems Course Work|
|CIS 125||Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|CIS 245||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CIS 351||Database Programming and Design||3|
|CIS 440||IT Project Management||3|
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with this degree will demonstrate:
- Business knowledge: Students apply basic business theories and concepts to understand and solve business problems.
- Business analytics: Students effectively gather, assess and utilize data to understand, improve and communicate business decisions using Excel and other analytical tools.
- Communication: Students communicate business ideas effectively through written communications, oral communications and presentations, and digital media.
- Critical thinking: Students utilize information and research findings to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions.
- Business ethics: Students apply ethical frameworks to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solutions.
- Cultural adaptability: Students recognize and apply knowledge of diversity within and across individual and groups.
- Professionalism: Students exhibit professional behavior, including a strong work ethic in their classes, in their interactions with faculty, staff and colleagues, and in their team assignments.
Admission Requirements: School of Business
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.
Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)
Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they:
- Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (this may be higher in specific programs).
- Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.
Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting
A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in Computer Information Systems and Accounting program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years prior to matriculation at Quinnipiac University.
|Introduction to Business||3|
|Science Elective with Lab||4|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Additional Elective (Business or other)||3|