Business/Computer Information Systems
The Business/Computer Information Systems degree is a comprehensive degree that requires completion of both CIS and Business courses. The degree offers a unique combination of computing skills and a background in business that will give you an advantage in competing for positions in a competitive job market.
- Program Highlights
- Finish your degree fast in our accelerated format. New courses start every 8 weeks. Classes meet only one night a week.
- All classes are held at our Deming Way Campus, conveniently located on Madison's West Side.
- You can start and stop at your convenience, selecting the best time of year to complete your studies.
- You will work closely with caring and committed advisors who act as your personal advocates from admissions to graduation.
- Faculty members are recognized for their ability to create classroom environments that mirror professional work settings. Our students call our classes challenging, inspiring, and - most of all - interactive. The skills you'll learn can immediately be put to use in your current profession.
- Financial aid and transfer credits are available and our counselors will assist you in finding all the benefits you are eligible for.
- Earn a valuable degree from a respected, local institution.
- Edgewood College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University,” among “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, and a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review.
- Our cost-per-credit is less than many other area institutions.
- Degree Requirements
The Business/Computer Information Systems degree is a comprehensive degree that requires completion of both CIS and Business courses. In addition to the General Education requirements, an Adult Accelerated student completing the BUS/CIS degree would complete the following requirements.
RCS 108 Network Fundamentals 4 cr.
RCS 117 Introduction to Programming 4 cr.
RCS 208 Introduction to Project Management* 2 cr.
RCS 217 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming* 4 cr.
RCS 227 Introduction to Databases 4 cr.
RCS 228 Introduction to Professional Communication and
Presentation 2 cr.
RCS 307 Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design* 4 cr.
RCS 308 Project Management Tools* 2 cr.
RCS 317 Advanced Object Oriented Programming* 4 cr.
RCS 327 Web Development* 4 cr.
RCS 337 Database & OO System Implementation* 4 cr.
RCS 407 Network Security* 2 cr.
RCS 408 Network Management* 2 cr.
RCS 417 Advanced Web Development* 4 cr.
RCS 497 Information Systems Project* 4 cr.
*course has prerequisites
RBUS 211 Financial Accounting 4 cr.
RBUS 212 Managerial Accounting* 4 cr.
RBUS 311 Marketing Principles* 4 cr.
RBUS 312 Management Concepts* 4 cr.
RBUS 313 Corporate Finance* 4 cr.
RBUS 314 Business Law* 4 cr.
RBUS 315 Operations Management* 4 cr.
RCS 157 Computers in the Workplace 4 cr.
RECON 163 Microeconomics 4 cr.
RECON 164 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 cr.
RMATH 123/124 Mathematical Models in Business I/II* 2/2 cr.
RMATH 125/RMATH 126 Statistics and Its Applications I/II* 2/2 cr.
*course has prerequisites
Our advisors will be happy to set up a personal consultation with you to review your educational background and create a degree completion plan designed just for you. Please contact Marissa Guenzi with your questions or to set up an appointment: 608-663-4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Credit for Prior Learning
The Credit for Prior Learning Program helps undergraduate students satisfy Edgewood College requirements for relevant learning gained through work or other life experience. There are two major ways to get credit: Through proficiency examinations and through the Portfolio process.
CLEP and DSST Examinations
These are nationally standardized examinations. They are multiple-choice and are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. There is an administration fee for each examination, but there is no cost for the Edgewood College credit you earn for successful completion of the exams. Study guides for CLEP exams are available from their website or from the Credit for Prior Learning office (email@example.com.) Study guides for the DSST/DANTES exams are available from their website.
CLEP and DSST examinations are administered five times each year at Edgewood College. A maximum of two CLEP or DSST exams may be taken on each test date. CLEP exams are computer-administered and are available only to Edgewood College students. DSST exams are “paper and pencil” and can be taken by anyone. The exam administration schedule, registration information, and study guides are available from the Credit for Prior Learning office. CLEP’s website is: www.collegeboard.com/clep. DSST website is: www.getcollegecredit.com.
For courses or general education tags with no proficiency exam, you may develop a portfolio to demonstrate mastery of the content of the course or Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO’s) of the tag. The portfolios are developed under the direction of the Coordinator of Credit for Prior Learning and an expert in the discipline relative to the course or tag.
Portfolios for major courses are evaluated by the department responsible for the course. For general education tags, the portfolios are evaluated by a committee consisting of: 1) The expert in the disicipline; 2) a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and 3) a member of the RAAD council. Further information on the portfolio process is available from the Credit for Prior Learning Office, Joan Schilling, Room 110 DeRicci, (608)663-2302, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit for Prior Learning Policies
All Credit for Prior Learning exams and portfolios must be completed a minimum of one semester (Traditional program) or two terms (RAAD Program) before your graduation. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Associate Academic Dean’s office.
A maximum of 60 credits may be earned through all methods of earning credit for prior learning.
The Credit for Prior Learning Program helps students get CREDIT for major (or minor or elective) courses. If students think they have achieved competence in a course but do not need the CREDITS for that course the students should see their Academic Advisor to pursue a Special Arrangement for that requirement.
There is a $150 fee for the evaluation of a portfolio. The fee applies whether or not the portfolio is approved.
Credits for portfolios can be purchased for 40% of the per credit rate.
Students will meet with the Coordinator of the Credit for Prior Learning Program to discuss the requirements of the portfolio and the process. For more information contact:
Returning Adult Students- Marissa Guenzi (email@example.com)
Traditional Students – Tami Koepsel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tuition and Financial Aid
Completing your college degree will increase your marketability and earning potential in today's highly competitive job market.
Adult Accelerated Program tuition for the 2016-17 school year is $480 per credit. The total cost of completing your Business/CIS degree will depend on any transfer credits you may have from other institutions. Our admissions counselors would be happy to meet with you to create a personalized degree completion plan that would include an estimate of your total cost. We can also provide information about potential financial aid and share creative ideas that other students have used to finance their education.
Don’t think you can do it? Edgewood College thinks you can!
- Admission Requirements
- A minimum age of 22 prior to the start of classes in term of enrollment. Waivers for students less than 22 years of age considered on an individual basis.
- Two years full-time work experience or equivalent.
- GPA: First time students must have earned a high school diploma with a GPA of 2.5 or a GED score of 278. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in at least 12 academic credits from an accredited college.
- Personal laptop computer needed with the following configurations:
- Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Minimum 512m of memory
- Minimum 40g hard drive
- Wireless Networking 802.11b or higher required
- Edgewood College participates in the Dell Education Discount Program
5. A completed application. ($30 application fee)
6. Official transcripts. Please request that official transcripts for all high school and undergraduate academic credits earned be sent to: Edgewood College, Attn: Admission Manager, 1255 Deming Way, Madison, WI 53717
International students may have additional admission requirements. Learn more.
The dates shown below are days that classes are actually in session. There will be assignments given in the week prior to the start of each term that will be due on the first day classes are held.
2016 - 2017
Term A: August 22, 2016 - October 10, 2016
Term B: October 17, 2016 - December 8, 2016
Term C: January 9, 2017 - February 27, 2017
Term D: March 6, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Term E: May 1, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Term F: June 26, 2017 - August 10, 2017
Admissions materials are due 2 weeks prior to the term in which you begin to attend classes. For example, admissions materials for Term B, 2016, are due October 3.