Welcome to the CIS & SCM Department

In the today’s dynamic business environment, information systems have become the engines of business, the means for making better business decisions and the platform for global collaboration. The ability to leverage information technology is now a competitive necessity, and information systems skills have become imperative regardless of business industry, size or geographic location. Accordingly, the Computer Information Systems (CIS) department seeks to develop professionals with strong analytical and critical thinking skills, who are capable of analyzing, designing and implementing innovative business information systems; creating competitive advantage by optimizing operational efficiency and furthering strategic goals. Our Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain Management programs have curricula that promote solid business acumen and technical fundamentals, arming students with a unique blend of knowledge, and enabling them to serve as the vital bridge between professionals in functional business areas and information technology (IT).

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Computer Information Systems.

 

Great Courses, Great Faculty, Great Careers

When considering any business major, students should look closely at three dimensions: 1) the quality of the courses offered, 2) the passion, engagement and knowledge of the faculty that teach them, and 3) the career options that the major provides. Our programs excel in all three areas. Both the CIS and SCM programs have courses that leverage cutting-edge business concepts and technologies, to promote relevant skills. Our award-winning teachers have extensive industry experience and are recognized across campus for their high level of student engagement. Our faculty take a genuine interest in seeing our students succeed. Finally, we know that the end game for business students is to launch a meaningful career. Our CIS and SCM programs prepare students for a myriad of non-technical and technical career paths as systems analysts and designers, systems integrators, process engineers, project managers, IT administrators, system developers and many others. Our current job placement rate is over 86%, projected growth for both CIS and SCM careers is consistently high (over 20% through 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), and starting salaries are among the highest of all business disciplines.            

Supply Chain Management

We also offer a minor in Supply Chain Management (SCM). SCM is an integrated approach to planning, implementing and controlling the flow of information, materials and services from raw materials and component suppliers through the manufacturing of finished products and distribution to the end customers. We live in a Global business environment requiring skills in strategic design and integration of multiple business entities working together to meet the competitive demands of markets today. Sourcing, procurement, operations, logistics, and distribution functions must work closely with all functional elements within and across company boundaries to efficiently and responsively serve their customers. The SCM minor is a great complement to any business major and leads to a broader range of interesting job opportunities. Please visit the SCM web pages to learn more.

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Contact

CIS & SCM Deptment Chair:
Dr. Sean McGann
Room 2103 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2411
Fax: (828) 262-6190
mcgannst@appstate.edu

Administrative Assistant:
Chelsie Eldreth
Room 2101 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-2034
Fax:  (828) 262-6190
eldrethcm@appstate.edu

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