Sistemas de Información (ENGLISH)

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Computer Information Systems

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IntroductionDescriptionRequirementsSequenceApplyAccreditationCoursesProgram Objectives and Outcomes

BBA Program with a Major in Computer Information Systems

Upon completion of this program you will have knowledge of business and computer information systems. The fusion of these two areas of study will allow you to understand the impact of information systems in enterprises. You can develop ideas and design effective communications on the functioning of information systems, both to administrators as to the technical staff of the organization.

Graduates of the concentration in computer information systems can analyze operations within an organization, identify problems and implement systems that solve them. You can also design a technological infrastructure consisting of equipment, operating systems and networks, which serves as the basis for the operation of the systems. This major provides students knowledge, skills, and values that enable you to start in jobs such as programmer, technology consultant, web designer and systems analyst, among others. It also enables you to pursue graduate studies.

This concentration provides an excellent preparation and experience in the analysis and implementation of systems, modelling of processes in the organizations, management of projects and infrastructure design. It provides also the opportunity to design and implement business applications using modern tools, emphasizing those that operate on the Internet. It is ideal for students with inclination towards the study of systems and information technology, with applications in enterprise and government environments.


Program Description

The Computer Information Systems major of the Bachelors degree in Business Administration emphasizes the implementation and use of technology and information systems in the environment of business enterprises and government organizations. It highlights the technical, functional and administrative aspects of the information systems components, as well as how these components are integrated into solutions to solve problems in these organizations.

Program Requirements

The program requires four years of study and 130 credits, offered in day and night schedules. The general education component requires 42 credits. Business Administration core courses total 52 credits and spans the eight areas of knowledge stipulated by the accrediting agency AACSB (“Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business”), the agency that accredits most prestigious business schools. This core is multidisciplinary and strengthens the integral formation of the student for the business environment. The students majoring in Computer Information Systems must also take 30 credits in the Computer Information Systems discipline.

Curricular sequence for the CIS primary major (pdf, jun 2015)

Curricular sequence for the CIS second major (jpg, feb 2014)

Course sequence


Apply to the the program

Our Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the College of Business Administration is accredited by the prestigious international agency AACSB.

If you are a high school student, you may apply by selecting code 0308 in your application form to the UPR.

More information:

If you want to learn more about our program, communicate with Prof. María del Rosario Rodríguez Orellana, counselor.

Data About The Program

Enrollment (first semester) and degrees conferred 2009 – 2014
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Enrollment 106




CAC-RGB-B-SOur Computer Information Systems Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, This accreditation is the result of an academic vision for the future and the implementation and assessment of a new program. Ours is the first information systems program accredited by ABET in Puerto Rico and is the only accredited where students graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. In addition, the College of Business Administration to which the Program is ascribed is accredited by the prestigious international agency AACSB. It is the only College of a public institution in Latin America to achieve this accreditation.

The alignment between program, standards and assessment facilitated the achievement of the goals and objectives as well as its measurement and reporting. ABET recognizes as a strength of our program the integration of a project-based learning approach whose development, implementation and evaluation require a high level of commitment of our faculty. Through these, our students learn to apply their knowledge and skills to projects designed to closely model situations to be found as information systems professionals.


The Bachelors of Business Administration and the major in Computer Information Systems were recently revised and its implementation began in August 2008. The total amount of credits requirements is 130. The new curriculum offers a complete education, at the forefront of the technology and meeting the requirements of the accrediting agencies. The Program courses are listed below and you can access the courses descriptions and syllaby.

The new concentration consists of 30 credits:

    • SICI 3211 Fundamentals of Information Systems
    • SICI 3245 Technological Infrastructure for Information Systems
    • SICI 3255 Applications Programming
    • SICI 4025 Systems Analysis and Logical Design
    • SICI 4286 Local Area Data Communication Networks
    • SICI 4266 Physical Design and Systems Implementation Using Emerging Tools
    • SICI 4015 Physical Design and Systems Implementation Using DBMS
    • SICI 4275 Control And Security of Information Systems (A zero ( 0) credit, 15 hour Ethics course is co-required)
    • SICI 4278 Project Management and Administrative Aspects of IS

Elective Courses – one elective course required:

    • SICI 4465 Seminar on Legal Aspects of Information Systems
    • SICI 4405 Design and Implementation of E-Business
    • SICI 4285 Wide Area Data Communication Networks
    • SICI 4215 Business Intelligence and Analytics
    • SICI 4998 Cooperative Educational Experience (a second Cooperative Education Experience can be taken as free elective: SICI 4999)
    • SICI 5250 Enterprise Systems

Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

The program has five educational objectives that state what each alumnus must reasonably be able to do and achieve three to five years after graduation. Each objective is supported by one or more student outcomes which indicate what the student must reasonably be able to do and achieve immediately upon graduation.

Objective 1
1. To actively participate in any of the stages of the systems development life cycle.

Student Outcomes for Objective 1
a. To analyze an operation within an organization, identify problems and make recommendations to solve these problems.
b. To select or design a system to solve the problems identified in an operation.
c. To plan and supervise the implementation of a system that solves the problems identified in an operation.

Objective 2
2. To apply technological, analytical, and critical thinking skills in the solution of problems related to information systems in organizations.

Student Outcomes for Objective 2
a. To use current techniques, skills, tools and best practices to design, implement and manage information systems.

Objective 3
3. To take into consideration the context in which information systems operate, when implementing and managing these systems.

Student Outcomes for Objective 3
a. To understand the impact that organizational, local and global environments have in the implementation and management of information systems.
b. To value the protection of information system resources in an organization, and to identify ways in which this protection can be achieved.

Objective 4
4. To maintain his professional expertise by updating his knowledge in technology and information systems.

Student Outcomes for Objective 4
a. To be aware of the high level of change in the Information Systems field, and the need to use different mechanisms to update his knowledge.

Objective 5
5. To perform his functions showing respect and appreciation for ethical values, interpersonal relationships, communication, and team work.

Student Outcomes for Objective 5
a. To recognize the importance of ethical values and interpersonal relationships in an information systems professional.
b. To communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
c. To function effectively in teams seeking to accomplish a common goal.

Rev. 20/oct./2015