Information Systems

Computer Information Systems | Undergraduate BBA

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major is one of the two academic programs offered in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major integrates business, computing technologies, and innovation to create solutions.

Our students learn how to leverage technology as a tool to create competitive advantages, analyze data to better serve customers, build new and exciting systems, facilitate digital disruption, protect information resources, and ensure that technology serves all types of users. 

Computer Information System (CIS) majors are generally curious and like to solve puzzles. The analytical and creative ability needed to solve a puzzle also helps to design and create technical business solutions.  The Information System (IS) major offers a very important skill set that can be integrated into any industry. Students find higher than average starting salaries upon graduation and consistently high demand for individuals with this degree.

View the program of study below based on the semester admitted to the University.

Concentrations in Information Systems

Concentrations are an area of focus in the major discipline. Coursework is fulfilled through required major electives and included in the original 120 credit hour degree requirements.  It does not appear on the official transcript.


Understand the accounting process, reporting and disclosure requirements, examine the U.S. income tax system, and understand the processing of accounting data. Requires ACCT 310, ACCT 311, ACCT 340 and ACCT 350.

Fall 2022 and Later

Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Cyber Security

Learn the skills to detect cyber/information threats and vulnerabilities, along with the tools and strategies to secure cyberspace. Discover how to protect information systems that support businesses and other enterprises. Requires INFO 391, INFO 393, INFO 395 and INFO 384 or INFO 397.

Fall 2022 and Later

Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Supply Chain Management

Learn how to organize and optimize all of the information and process flows necessary to bring goods to market. Identify issues in processes and make informed decisions for sourcing, vendor selection, logistical planning and negotiations. Requires SCHM 211, SCHM 340, INFO 384, and INFO 396.

Fall 2022 and Later

Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Interim Chairperson

Anupam Kumar, Ph.D.


The Howard University School of Business Computer Information Systems program focuses on educating students to create and apply business solutions which integrate information systems technologies and analytical knowledge. Students are prepared to produce solutions of the highest quality through focused study of people, processes and technology. The faculty of the department seek to foster an applied learning environment which supports intellectual curiosity through research and debate, advanced study of business issues, and corporate partnering.

Program Learning Goals

  1. Graduates will effectively understand and develop various components of an Information System.
  2. Graduates will effectively utilize and apply computer information systems across the business functional areas.