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Department of Marketing and Computer Information Systems

Stephenville, TX, United States
Information Systems

Summary

Tarleton's Marketing and Computer Information Systems provides a robust set of options for students intersted in entering the field of information systems or diving deeper into the depths of the field. From a more balanced program such as our BBA in Computer Information Systems to more depth that you can find in our BS in Computer Information Systems program, we have somethign for everyone. For non-traditional students who may be returning to school after time in the military, industry, etc, we offer a BAAS in Information Technology. For thosee seeking to pursue an advanced degree, we offer an MS in Information Systems which is offered 100% online. As you can tell, we have something for everyone. 

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Bachelor Programs

Mission:

The Mission of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) program is to provide students with a background in information technology from community colleges and technical schools as well as those working within the field of information technology a means to complete a bachelor's degree, in a timely manner, to equip them for a successful career in information technology and a path for career advancement.

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree in Information Technology is intended primarily for persons who have a significant amount of technical/vocational training coupled with work experience and need to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in order to advance in their careers. Other types of training may qualify in the technical/vocational area such as courses of study taken as part of an associate degree program or military training. These alternative types of technical/vocational training are evaluated by our staff on a case-by-case basis.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications

Mission:

The Mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program is to develop student knowledge and skills in business and information systems needed to solve complex business problems and equip them for a successful career in business.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Computer Information Systems is intended primarily for persons who want a balance of exposure to technical concepts balanced against business/organization contexts.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications
  • Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Global
  • Discipline Specific Knowledge

Mission:

The primary mission of the Marketing BBA degree program is to provide educational and professional training relevant to the practice of Marketing, couched within a broader Business Administration background which will allow graduates to become productive members of their profession.

Goal: To equip students with discipline specific knowledge and skill sets that will make them desirable candidates in today’s professional job market and will ultimately lead to successful careers, responsible citizens, and effective leaders in the business field.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications
  • Ethics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Technology
  • Global
  • Discipline Specific Knowledge

Mission:

The Mission of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program is to develop student knowledge and skills in computer information systems needed to solve complex business problems and equip them for a successful career in information systems.

The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Information Systems is intended students interested in an in-depth exposure to technical concepts and skills.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Oral Communications
  • Written Communications
  • Discipline Specific Knowledge

Master Programs

MISSION:

The mission of the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree program is to provide a relevant, high-quality education that develops students’ decision making skills in the productive and profitable utilization of computer information systems, preparing them for success in their careers and life-long learning.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Students will design scalable, robust, network solutions based on business/organizational needs
  • Student will identify appropriate information technologies to support the strategic and operational goals of an organization
  • Students will design scalable, robust, database solutions based on business/organizational needs
  • Students will understand systems development methodologies that allow them to analyze and develop appropriate solutions to business problems
  • Students will understand how to interpret and apply discipline related academic/practitioner literature
  • Students will understand how to identify, develop, and execute business related research to address business problems

Courses

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.) - Information Technology

Seminar

A study of voice and data communications technologies, concepts, and applications, including communications terminology, hardware, software, protocols, and managerial issues in data and voice communications.  Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software, and transmission facilities, design integration, selection and implementation of communications solutions.  In addition, students will explore the current and future impact and direction of these technologies.  Lab fee $15. Course Fee $15. Undergraduate Catalog. 

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Lecture

Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major non-relational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: BCIS 3332 or BCIS 3333 or approval of department head. Lab fee $2.

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Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) - Computer Information Systems

Seminar

A study of voice and data communications technologies, concepts, and applications, including communications terminology, hardware, software, protocols, and managerial issues in data and voice communications.  Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software, and transmission facilities, design integration, selection and implementation of communications solutions.  In addition, students will explore the current and future impact and direction of these technologies.  Lab fee $15. Course Fee $15. Undergraduate Catalog. 

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Lecture

Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major non-relational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: BCIS 3332 or BCIS 3333 or approval of department head. Lab fee $2.

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Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) - Marketing

Seminar

A study of voice and data communications technologies, concepts, and applications, including communications terminology, hardware, software, protocols, and managerial issues in data and voice communications.  Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software, and transmission facilities, design integration, selection and implementation of communications solutions.  In addition, students will explore the current and future impact and direction of these technologies.  Lab fee $15. Course Fee $15. Undergraduate Catalog. 

 9
Lecture

Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major non-relational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: BCIS 3332 or BCIS 3333 or approval of department head. Lab fee $2.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Computer Information Systems

Seminar

A study of voice and data communications technologies, concepts, and applications, including communications terminology, hardware, software, protocols, and managerial issues in data and voice communications.  Topics will include alternatives available in hardware, software, and transmission facilities, design integration, selection and implementation of communications solutions.  In addition, students will explore the current and future impact and direction of these technologies.  Lab fee $15. Course Fee $15. Undergraduate Catalog. 

 9
Lecture

Database concepts and structures. File and data management principles underlying database construction. Fundamental types of database models, with emphasis on relational databases as well as on major non-relational forms. Practice in analysis, design, development, and optimization of working database applications on a variety of problems. Small and large system databases will be considered. Prerequisite: BCIS 3332 or BCIS 3333 or approval of department head. Lab fee $2.

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Master of Science (M.S.) - Information Systems

Seminar

This course examines timely topics related to computer-based systems. The course develops research skills, problem-solving skills, applies the scientific method, refines presentation skills, and promotes team involvement. The course operates in a distributed team environment using the Internet as its communication vehicle. Graduate Catalog 

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Dr. Schuessler is the Associate Dean of the College of Business at Tarleton State University. Previously serving as the Deparment Head for Marketing and Computer Information Systems, Dr. Schuessler teaches undergradaute and graduate classes in networking, and graduate classes in e-business and the MS-IS capstone course. His research interests revolve about computer security, data breaches, and information systems security effectiveness.

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Dr. Schuessler is the Associate Dean of the College of Business at Tarleton State University. Previously serving as the Deparment Head for Marketing and Computer Information Systems, Dr. Schuessler teaches undergradaute and graduate classes in networking, and graduate classes in e-business and the MS-IS capstone course. His research interests revolve about computer security, data breaches, and information systems security effectiveness.

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