Management Information Systems (BBA) - Cybersecurity Management Concentration


Core Requirements

Area A Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I (minimum grade of C)3
ENGL 1102English Composition II (minimum grade of C)3
Select one of the following:3
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
College Algebra 1
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Area A Total9
Area B Institutional Options 2
B1: Select 3 hours of following courses:3
Public Speaking
Any Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses:1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Area B Total4-5
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics
Select one of the following humanities courses:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
Comparative Arts 3
The Western Intellectual Tradition
Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
Introduction to Philosophy
Select one of the following fine arts courses:3
Art Appreciation
Comparative Arts 3
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Area C Total6
Area D Science/Math/Technology 2
D1: Select two of the following science courses, one of which must include a lab:7-8
Human Origins (no lab)
Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab (lab optional)
Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab
Understanding the Weather
and Understanding the Weather Lab
Principles of Biology (lab included)
Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab (no lab)
Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (lab included)
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
Environmental Studies
and Environmental Studies Laboratory (lab optional)
Sustainability and the Environment
Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment (no lab)
Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology
and Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab
Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology
and Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab
The Fossil Record (lab included)
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
Physics of Color and Sound
and Physics of Color and Sound Lab (lab optional)
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above: 43-4
Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology
Computer Science I
Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Computer-Assisted Problem Solving
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Formal Logic
Elementary Statistics
Area D Total10-11
Area E Social Sciences
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Select one of the following behavioral science courses:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one of the following world culture courses:3
Cultural Anthropology
Discovering Archaeology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Area E Total12
Wellness Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Lifetime Wellness
Concepts of Fitness
Wellness Total3
Total Credit Hours45

MATH 1111 College Algebra is recommended in Area A. Business majors must complete MATH 1111 College Algebra with a C or better grade for admission to BUSA 3115 Business Analytics I and Area G courses.


Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

  • Area B1, 3 hours;
  • Area B2, 1-2 hours; 
  • Area D1, 7-8 hours;
  • Area D2, 3-4 hours. 

ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.


MATH 1125 Applied Calculus is recommended for students considering graduate studies.
CPSC 1301K Computer Science I is recommended for students enrolled in MISM programs.

Core Requirements
Complete the core requirements for this program 45
Core Total 45
Area F Courses Related to Major
Minimum grade of C is required
ACCT 2101Principles of Accounting I (Core Requirements)3
ACCT 2102Principles of Accounting II3
BUSA 2100Introduction to Information Systems in Business3
BUSA 2115Introduction to Business3
ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics3
Area F Total 18
Area G BBA Core
Minimum grade of C is required in your major's prerequisite course
BUSA 3115Business Analytics I3
BUSA 3126Business Law3
BUSA 3135International Business3
BUSA 4000Business Professional Exit Requirement0
BUSA 4185Strategic Management3
FINC 3105Principles of Finance3
MGMT 3115Principles of Management3
MISM 3115Principles of Information Systems Management3
MISM 3116Business Analytics II3
or BUSA 3116 Managerial Decision Making
MKTG 3115Principles of Marketing3
Area G Total 27
Area H Major Course Requirements
Minimum grade of C is required in each of the following courses
Take the following course if it hasn't already been counted in Area D:0-4
Computer Science I
CYBR 2159Fundamentals of Computer Networks3
CYBR 2160Intro to Information Security3
CYBR 3106Cybersecurity Risk Management3
MISM 3136Database Design3
MISM 4168Systems Analysis & Design3
MISM 4165Project Management3
Select one of the following options3
Fundamentals of Digital Forensics
Infrastructure Security
Independent Study
Area H Total21-25
Area I General Electives
Select 6 hours of electives from ACCT/BUSA/MISM/ECON/ENTR/FINC/FTA/MGMT/MKTGElective6
Unrestricted Electives 1***/2***/3***/4***Elective2-6
Area I Total8-12
Total Credit Hours123

Program Map

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA DNon-lab Science 3
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
BUSA 2115 Introduction to Business (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours15
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA D Lab Science 4
AREA B2ITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1; may be repeated with different topic), PERS 1507 (2) 2
CPSC 1301K Computer Science I 4
By the end of spring, students should have 30 or more hours and have completed Area A requirements.
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
AREA B1COMM 1110 Public Speaking or Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
AREA EBehavioral Science 3
ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (minimum grade of C ) 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (minimum grade of C ) 3
AREA CFine Arts Elective 3
PEDS Elective 1
 Credit Hours16
AREA CHumanities Elective 3
AREA EWorld Culture Elective 3
ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (minimum grade of C ) 3
BUSA 2100 Introduction to Information Systems in Business (minimum grade of C ) 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
At the end of spring, 63 hours (Areas A-F plus Wellness) should be complete.
 Credit Hours17
Third Year
BUSA 3115 Business Analytics I (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
BUSA 3135 International Business (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
CYBR 2159 Fundamentals of Computer Networks (minimum grade of C ) 3
MISM 3115 Principles of Information Systems Management (minimum grade of C) (minimum 2.0 GPA ) 3
BUSA 3126 Business Law (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
 Credit Hours15
BUSA 3116
Managerial Decision Making (minimum 2.0 GPA)
or Business Analytics II
FINC 3105 Principles of Finance (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
MGMT 3115 Principles of Management (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
MISM 3136 Database Design (minimum grade of C ) 3
CYBR 2160 Intro to Information Security 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
MKTG 3115 Principles of Marketing (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
MISM 4168 Systems Analysis & Design (minimum grade of C ) 3
CYBR 3106 Cybersecurity Risk Management (minimum grade of C ) 3
AREA IBusiness Elective (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
AREA IBusiness Elective (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
 Credit Hours15
BUSA 4185 Strategic Management (minimum grade of C) (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
BUSA 4000 Business Professional Exit Requirement (minimum 2.0 GPA) 0
MISM 4165 Project Management (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HElective (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA I General Elective (minimum 2.0 GPA) 3
AREA IGeneral Elective (minimum 2.0 GPA) 2
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours123

Additional Notes

This program map illustrates appropriate coursework for completing a degree within four years, provided that course grades allow for earned credit. Please consult with your advisor to determine when courses can be switched out with others and taken in a different semester or sequence than illustrated since not all courses are taught every semester.

  • This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract on the part of CSU since degree requirements or course offerings could change. As always, check with your advisor.
  •  Students must complete "Area A " (ENGL 1101 English Composition I, ENGL 1102 English Composition II, and MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus or MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I) prior to reaching 30 hours and earn a "C" or higher in all three courses.
  • As of Fall 2013, all undergraduate students are required each semester to meet the 2.0 institutional GPA standard for satisfactory academic progress.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Additional Program Requirements

All students must earn C or better in Area F, C average in Area G, C or better in Area H and a C average in Area I business electives.