The use of information technology is pervasive in the business world today. No matter what career is chosen, virtually all students will have to work with and understand the basics of information technology to be successful. The information systems area of emphasis helps prepare students for this technology-centric world.

The information systems curriculum includes an introduction to basic computer hardware and software, programming, databases, networking, along with the fundamentals of analysis and design and project management. The continuous advances in the use of decision support systems and management information systems make the field one from which to build a productive career in business.

Objectives
The Bachelor of Innovation™ in Business Accounting will provide students with both the business background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting plus the technical and team skills to work on innovative projects including the ability to: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems; (2) understand the business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge. The program seeks to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning. In addition to the technical competence to be expected of a graduate with a bachelor degree in business, students will develop the critical thinking skills, multifaceted team oriented skills and basic innovation background to ensure that they can effectively compete in the changing career landscape in areas driven by innovation.

Degree Requirements
The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Innovation™ degree in Business Accounting require completion of at least 120 credit hours, participation in the Exit Interview, a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all COB courses and all courses taken at the University of Colorado. The courses for the degree are outlined as follows:

Innovation Core (27 Credits)

Cross Discipline Core (15 Credits)

English (3 Credits)

Mathematics (6 Credits)

MATH 1040 College Algebra OR MATH 1110 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 1120 Calculus for Business & Economics 3

Business Core (42 Credits)

ECON 1010 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
ECON 2020 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
COMM 2010 Oral Communication in the Workplace OR COMM 2100 Public Speaking 3
ACCT 2010 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2020 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
QUAN 2010 Business Statistics 3
QUAN 2020 Process & Statistics-Based Decisions 3
INFS 1100 Microsoft Office Applications & PC Basics 3
INFS 3000 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
FNCE 3050 Basic Finance 3
MGMT 3300 Introduction to Management & Organization 3
MKTG 3000 Principles of Marketing 3
OPTM 3000 Fundamentals of Operations Management 3
BUAD 4000 Government, Law, & Society 3

Information Systems Area of Emphasis (18 Credits)

Must Take 18
INFS 3080 Business Programming 3
INFS 3400 Database Concepts and Applications 3
INFS 3700 Computer Networks and Telecommunications 3
INFS 4100 Systems Analysis and Design 3
OPTM 3390 Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage 3
INFS 4050 Information Technology Integration 3

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