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The CSB Program is offered jointly by the College of Business and Economics (CBE) and the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). Unlike other programs where students have a dominant college, the CSB program is so balanced that the students are simultaneously in both the College of Business and Economics and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS). The CSB program integrates computing technologies and business topics at an unprecedented level, providing the skills and training needed to understand business functions and business related problems, to analyze business-user information needs, to design computer based information systems, and to implement systems solutions within business organizations. Graduates of the program are ideal candidates for placement within the risk management groups of public accounting firms, large consulting firms, and startup companies. This program also lays the foundation for students who will eventually become the CIO's, decision makers, and general managers of information age corporations. The CSB program is, however, not just a preparation for a career in business computing, it is a full fledged technological degree in computer science.  It also prepares students to enter graduate school in computer science or to begin pure computer science careers such as software development, but providing them with a business background that gives them a significant edge. This degree is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, https://www.aacsb.edu, and by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.



Total required credit hours: 136


Required Computer Science Courses (35-36 credit hours):

  • CSE 007 Introduction to Programming (4) OR CSE 003 (2) followed by CSE 004 (2)
  • CSE 017 Programming and Data Structures (3)
  • CSE 109 Systems Software (4)
  • CSE 140 Foundations of Discrete Structures and Algorithms (3)
  • CSE 202 Computer Orgranization and Architecture (3)
  • CSE 216 Software Engineering (3)  
  • CSE 241 Database Systems and Applications (3) OR CSE 341 Database Systems, Algorithms, and Applications (3)
  • CSE 262 Programming Languages (3)
  • CSE 303 Operating System Design (3)
  • CSE 340 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (3)
  • Technical Elective - One CSE course drawn from this list. (3 or 4 credits)


  • Students entering the CSB program after a year in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering may use ENGR 010 in place of CSE 001.


Required Business Courses (32 credit hours):

  • ACCT 151 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACCT 152 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BUS 001 Foundations of Business (1)
  • ECO 001 Principles of Economics (4)
  • ECO 119 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3) OR ECO 146 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3)
  • FIN 125 Introduction to Finance (3)
  • LAW 201 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • SCM 186 Supply Chain Operations Management (3)
  • MGT 043 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGT 301 Strategic Management in a Global Environment (3)
  • MKT 111 Principles of Marketing (3)


Required CSB Courses (9 credit hours):

  • CSB 311 Computer Applications in Business (3)
  • CSB 312 Design of Integrated Business Applications I (3)
  • CSB 313 Design of Integrated Business Applications II (3)


Required CSB Professional Electives (9 credit hours):

  • Professional Nine hours of courses approved by the CSB program co-directors.  See CSB TRACKS for suggestions but note that it is not required to follow a track.


Required Math Courses (14 credit hours):

  • MATH 021  Calculus I (4) OR MATH 075 (2) followed by MATH 076 (2)
  • MATH 022 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 205 Linear Methods (3)
  • MATH 231 Probability & Statistics (3)  OR ECO 045 Statistical Methods (3)


Required Natural Science Courses (12 credit hours):

  • NS Sequence Twelve credits of Natural Sciences (NS), such that one course has an attached laboratory and such that two courses are in a laboratory science with the first course prerequisite to the second course.  Note that there are some NS courses that, though in a laboratory science, do not include a laboratory; instead the "attached lab" has a separate course number.  Suggested sequences can be found here.


Required Humanities and Social Science courses (18 credit hours):

  • ENGL 001 Critical Reading and Composition (3) - International students may be placed in ENGL 003 instead of ENGL 001.
  • CSE 252 Computers, Internet and Society (3)
  • BUS 003 Business Communication I (1.5)
  • BUS 203 Business Communication II (1.5)
  • HU Electives 6 additional credit hours in the humanities (HU)
  • SS Electives 3 additional credit hours in the social sciences (SS)


Free Electives (6-7 credits for a total of 136 credits)

  • FREE Elective The student has some flexibility in choosing the sequence of courses, because many of the courses are offered every semester.  For a list of all CSE courses and when they are offered, and for suggested sequences of courses to satisfy the degree requirements, see  When courses are offered.