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Explore our BS in Computer Information Systems Web and Mobile Applications Design concentration

As more organizations rely on mobile devices and the web for doing business, there’s an increasing need for information systems professionals to design user-friendly applications with interfaces that can function across multiple platforms. This concentration explores the role of the systems designer in application development and focuses on developing systems that reach the target audience and optimize the user experience. Course topics—including web programming, mobile application development, human-computer interaction, and information architecture design—examine the latest tools and techniques designers use to create cross-functional, interactive applications.

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Receive up to a $4,800 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on August 30, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Curriculum

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 quarter credits (1 semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits)
    • General education courses (45 cr.)*
    • Business core courses (31 cr.)
    • Computer information systems core courses (30 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (20 cr.)
    • Elective courses (50 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

*Click here for required general education courses by program.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits

Business Core Courses

LDRS 1001
Personal and Organizational Leadership

Personal goals, values, and purpose represent the foundations of effective personal leadership. In this introductory course, students explore this concept of personal leadership in their own work and community roles. Through the application of self-assessment tools, students can gain insights into their leadership strengths as well as those areas representing opportunities for improvement. The roles of emotional intelligence and social intelligence are introduced to provide a more comprehensive model of personal leadership. Students also investigate the alignment of Walden's mission of social change with broader societal issues in the workplace, including the relationship between personal and organizational leadership.

(6 cr.)
BUSI 1002
Introduction to Management

The roles, functions, and styles of managers, specifically principles and procedures for planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations, are addressed in this introductory course. Emphasized is the practical application of theory to reality. Students focus on the techniques, tools, and methods of managerial decision making and employee motivation, as well as consider the effects of ethical leadership and management practices on an organization. This course is structured so that students have the opportunity to see the interrelationships among the functions, components, and disciplines that comprise the field of management and thereby gain a comprehensive perspective as a foundation for the further study of management.

(5 cr.)
ACCT 1004
Fundamentals of Accounting

Students take a top-down approach to understanding introductory accounting documents and procedures by exploring a business's financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement in this course. Students explore the practical uses for information that can be gleaned from these statements, individually and as a whole, through a detailed examination of the properties and characteristics of each statement. Students engage in application assignments and discussions on a variety of topics, such as regulations that should be followed when preparing financial statements as promulgated by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Students examine the U.S. use of GAAP in comparison to the use of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Prerequisites

BS in Accounting

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002
  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

BS in Business Administration

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002
  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

BS in Communication

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002
  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

BS in Computer Information Systems

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002
  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

BS in Healthcare Management

  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or STAT 3001

All Other Programs

  • BUSI 1002
  • MATH 1030 or MATH 1040

(5 cr.)
BUSI 3010
Operations Management

An overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications of business operations management is provided to students in this course. Students focus on operations, the supply chain, and the process of transforming resources into products and services. They explore the responsibility of operations managers to make cost-effective and cross-functional decisions that increase the productivity and competitiveness of manufacturing and service organizations. Students examine product flow processes and product-process strategies to increase efficiency and effectiveness within organizations. Students also have the opportunity to learn the process of planning, implementing, and monitoring operations to ensure the continuous improvement and quality standards of goods and services.

Prerequisites

BS in Business Administration

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002

BS in Computer Information Systems

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002

All Other Programs

  • BUSI 1002

(5 cr.)
ISYS 3001
Information Systems in Enterprise

All businesses rely on systems to process, collect, share, and store important information. The most effective way to help an organization achieve its goals is to understand how to leverage information systems and emerging technology. In this course, students have the opportunity to gain skills needed to employ such leverage in the professional arena. Students examine the characteristics of information systems and their role in organizations. They also assess and discuss the impact that information systems have on the enterprise as a whole, in addition to their current architectures, enabling tools, and project cycles.

Prerequisites

BS in Business Administration

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002

BS in Computer Information Systems

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002

BS in Communication

  • BUSI 1001 or BUSI 1002

All Other Programs

  • BUSI 1002

(5 cr.)
STAT 3001
Statistical Methods and Applications

Students in this course gain a foundation in statistical methodology as well as ways to use critical judgment in analyzing data sets. Through technology applications and hands-on lab work, students learn concepts of descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, t-test, one-way analysis of variance, correlation, and non-parametric methods (e.g., chi-square tests). Students gain the knowledge and skill to be able to analyze and apply statistics to research problems and everyday life situations.

(5 cr.)

Computer Information Systems Core Courses

CMIS 2001
Internet Computing

The Internet stitches together many disparate devices and software components into a flexible fabric that supports an enormous variety of uses. Students in this course learn about the functions of these components through a comprehensive evaluation of Internet computing. They examine the design of the Internet protocol stack, the structure and function of some of the most important Internet services and applications, and Internet governance. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience through the application of concepts, such as performance, scale, and reliability, in the design of information systems.

Prerequisites

BS in Computer Information Systems

  • ITEC 1010 or CMIS 1002 or ITEC 1005

All Other Programs

  • CMIS 1002 or ITEC 1010

(5 cr.)
ITEC 1005
The Profession and Practice of Information Technology

This course provides students a foundation for successful study and professional practice in information technology (IT). Students explore a variety of IT careers and develop a foundational understanding of the components of information systems. Students develop key skills for academic and professional success with communications, analysis, and social responsibility.

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2040
Systems Analysis

There are many roles involved in creating and managing an organization's information system, including the systems analyst. The analyst helps to ensure the software development process is successful by understanding its purpose, scope, and resource requirements. This course provides students with the prospect of understanding the field from the perspective of a systems analyst. Students focus on the definition and examination of system requirements, both functional and nonfunctional, for an information system (IS) project. Through the systems analysis process students learn about the identification of stakeholders, techniques for requirement elicitation, representation, and life cycles. Students sharpen their communication and practical skills by working on an information system development project.

Prerequisites

BS in Computer Information Systems

  • ITEC 1010 or ITEC 1015 or CMIS 1002 or ITEC 1005

BS in Information Technology

  • ITEC 1010 or ITEC 1015 or CMIS 1002

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2050
Systems Design

This course provides an introduction to Agile system development and various methodologies that support Agile development. Students explore the discipline of implementing system requirements and developing structural and functional designs that model organizational information technology solutions. They examine conceptual modeling and application frameworks. Students learn the basics of modeling, design representations, and the use of design tools. The course also examines planning and implementation issues.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 2040 or CMIS 3003

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2060
Database Management Systems

All businesses rely on computerized systems to manage their data and to keep that data secure, accurate, and reliable. A database is a system designed to do just this as well as to simplify the processes of data entry, search, and retrieval. In this course, students learn about database management through the examination of the life cycle of a database. They focus on the representation and manipulation of information in relational database management systems and learn how to map real-world data to relational representations and how to manipulate data through relational queries to implement data-intensive applications. Students also discuss related issues, such as database storage, data validation, sorting, grouping, and nesting data. Students learn to use a core subset of the Structured Query Language (SQL) as well as the fundamentals of database administration.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 2055 or ITEC 3040 or CMIS 3004

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2055
Technical Problem-Solving and Project Management

The process of creation, from conception through completion, is complicated and requires a diverse set of management skills. This course combines the fundamental skills in problem-solving with project management skills. Students are introduced to the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to successfully manage information technology (IT) projects throughout a project life cycle. Students in this course focus on the IT project management process and development of the project team as key to the successful achievement of IT projects. Students analyze the role of the project manager as an integral administrator overseeing the execution, progress, and interaction of all parties involved. Students learn the intricacies of managing projects and programs that may span multiple organizations. They engage in coursework through which they examine the project management cycle, sourcing strategy, third-party provider selection, and management of third-party providers.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 2050 or CMIS 3004

(5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

ITEC 1030
Introduction to Programming

The cornerstone of modern software design is object-oriented programming (OOP), which is a methodology that uses objects to represent complex relationships and simplifies the development and management of information systems. This course provides students with introductory information on OOP and other prevailing techniques in programming. Students begin by studying foundational concepts and terminology of OOP. They examine programming paradigms, algorithmic thinking, and problem-solving techniques in OOP. Students engage in coursework on computer program design, constraints, variables, functions, procedures, logic and code control, error trapping, error handling, and interactive coding techniques. They gain hands-on, practical experience on compiling and running applications, reading data interactively, and debugging.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 1010 or ITEC 1015
  • MATH 1040

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2070
User Experience Design

This course introduces user experience design in the context of user experience, how a product behaves and is used for real-world applications. It includes an overview of human perception and cognitive performance, computer processes, and system design approaches to facilitate positive user experiences. Topics include social and emotional interaction, the process of user experience design, how to capture requirements, and construction and evaluation approaches.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 2055 or ITEC 3040 or CMIS 3004

(5 cr.)
ITEC 2080
Web Programming

Every day we are learning to adapt to 21st-century technology. More importantly, we are beginning to rely on it for daily needs, such as obtaining the news, shopping, communicating, banking, and full-scale education. There is a high demand for developers of static and dynamic web pages of all kinds. In this course, students consider factors such as optimization, accessibility, and appeal in the design and development of web applications. They also examine the tools and techniques needed to develop and manage these applications. Through discussions and application assignments, students explore dynamic web page implementations, elements of client-server and server-side processing, data validation, and concurrency issues.

Prerequisites

  • ITEC 1030

(5 cr.)
ITEC 3501
Web and Mobile Application Design

Developers have to keep usability, accessibility, and cross-device compatibility in mind when creating applications for multiple platforms. In this course, students analyze and evaluate the critical elements of the development lifecycle of these applications, including visual design, information architecture design, and interaction design as well as the work-products that developers produce.

Prerequisites

BS in Computer Information Systems Web and Mobile Applications Design Concentration

  • ITEC 3010 or ITEC 2080

BS in Information Technology Web and Mobile Applications Development Concentration

  • ITEC 3010 or ITEC 2080

All Other Programs

  • ITEC 3010

(5 cr.)

Capstone

CMIS 4999
IS Capstone Project

In this capstone project course, students complete an integrative information systems project that combines multiple aspects of their information systems program. The project requires collaboration with a team of students to manage, analyze, design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based information system. The system development process is initiated with a case study included within the course structure. Students will develop a project charter that will guide them through the discovery of system requirements, the creation of a system design, and the development and testing of a functional computer application. Students will develop a management presentation to describe the project design and justify the continuation of the project.  Students will also examine their professional goals in the context of their education and develop plans for continued learning and career development based on their personal objectives and priorities.

Prerequisites

  • All required core and concentration courses

(5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 10 courses from general education, BS in Computer Information Systems, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) courses. Your elective credits should total 50 to meet your program requirements (at least 30 credits must be 3000 level or higher). Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.
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Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Amount
Tuition 181 quarter credit hours $325 per quarter hour $58,825
Technology Fee Per quarter $160 $2,560


  $61,385*

*Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 135 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0109.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,000.

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

Receive up to a $4,800 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on August 30, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Admission Requirements

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with at least 12 quarter credits.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.

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