Computer Information Systems

Students majoring or minoring in the Computer Information Systems (BSBA) degree at Appalachian State University gain valuable professional skills and capabilities, enabling them to pursue a wide variety of technology-related careers. The CIS major teaches students how to successfully interface between the technical and management aspects within companies.

Through coursework, projects, and internships, students develop the knowledge to serve as the vital bridge between business areas and IT. They will learn to work with networks, databases, web sites, and integrated systems. Graduates possess a strong command of the methodologies, tools, and techniques to build successful information systems. This accredited program is housed in the Department of Computer Information Systems in the Walker College of Business.

For further information about the CIS program, visit http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/computer-information-systems.

After Graduation


Recent employers include:

  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
  • Blue Ridge Electric
  • Boeing
  • Cardinal Innovations
  • CGI
  • Cisco Systems
  • CITCO Fund Services
  • Comdyn Group
  • Connectmatic
  • Disney
  • Duke Energy
  • Eastman Chemical
  • EKG Marketing
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fleetnet America
  • Genband
  • Google
  • Grant Thornton
  • IBM
  • Inmar
  • Lowe's
  • NTT America
  • Orasi Software
  • Schaefer Systems International
  • Sonic Automotive
  • T-Metrics
  • Verian
  • Versa Technologies
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zynergy Technology

Graduate School

Some students choose to stay and complete Appalachian's MBA degree in one additional year. 

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