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Information Systems

Department of Information Systems

Information Systems is the field that connects business and technology. Corporations are constantly seeking talents who are business minded and technically savvy. Our mission is to educate capable professionals who can effectively develop, manage, and enhance business information systems for better operations and decision making. Information Systems is to analyze, design, develop, and manage business information systems for effective operations and decision making. A successful information system student must excel in both in-depth understanding of business context, and solid technical abilities.

Option - Information Systems

It is important that you build a strong technical foundation through your course work. Business students are typically well trained in soft skills (such as communication and management) and business context (i.e., you understand Accounting, Finance, and business processes). These are wonderful skills to complement your technical skills, which is often the determining factor for you to land your first job.

Specializations

Please review the Official Catalog for requirments or contact an Advisor - this page is not to be used as a planner.

Regardless of your intended IS paths below, you need to take the following three basic courses:

  • IS 340  (Business Programming)
  • IS 380  (Database)
  • IS 385  (Systems Analysis and Design)

Three most current paths for to specialize as IS major

Application Development

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

  • IS 445 (Internet Application Development) 
  • IS 457 (Mobile Application Development) 
  • IS 485 (IS Integration Project)
  • IS 480 (Advanced database)
  • IS 482 (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Business Analytics

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

  • IS 470 (Business Intelligence)*
  • IS 484 (eBusiness and Web Analytics) *
  • IS 320 (Spreadsheet Modeling)
  • IS 485 (IS Integration Project)

Cyber Security

Additional Courses, Select two from the following:

  • IS 360 (Information Systems Security: Managerial) *
  • IS 460 (Information Systems Security: Technical) *
  • IS 484 (eBusiness and Web Analytics)
  • IS 485 (IS Integration Project)
Minor - Information Systems

Choose carefully courses that will complements your major. A Minor in Information Systems is a great advantage to your major. Depending on your major, you can select courses to complement your major.

Enhance your BUSINESS training –You are already proficient in technical areas such as programming and database with a typical majors like Computer Science. The advantage of you to take an IS minor is for the business and project management knowledge.

Enhance your TECHNICAL skills –You have expertise in your major area like Healthcare Administration, Science, or Liberal Arts. Seeking a Minor in Information Systems will add to your technical savvy which is highly desirable by all employers today! 

Master of Science - Information Systems

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) is designed to provide students with an advanced and highly sought-after expertise necessary in the field of information systems. The program provides training in advanced technical, managerial, and analytical techniques with a focus on digital transformation, data analytics, and cyber security, which will advance student career prospects and prepare them for lifelong learning in a global economy.  Students can choose one of two tracks (accelerated/fulltime or professional/part-time) to accommodate their work schedule and their career goals.

Academic Alliances

Committed to the academic, personal, and professional success of our students, the Information Systems Department provides a venue for undergraduates to explore academic options, connect with peers, and receive the tools and support they need to thrive in college and beyond.

Accreditation and Recognition

The undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

AACSB is one of higher education's most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies, stressing academic excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement. Established in 1916, AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration worldwide. Meeting the rigorous standards of AACSB is a measure of a school's quality of curriculum, faculty, facilities, students, and strategic planning. Of about 13,000 business programs worldwide, only 648 are accredited by AACSB, of which 120 are outside the U.S. Since 1972, the College of Business Administration has been one of these elite schools. The CBA received re-accreditation in April 2009 and is proud of its accomplishments for faculty qualifications and the assurance of student learning.

Careers In Information Systems

Information Systems is ranked the #8 Most Valuable Major by a recent 2013 Forbes article. Corporates are constantly looking for talents who are knowledgble in business and technical savvy. According to US Labor of Statistics, all relevant jobs are showing very strong double-digit growth projection. Some job categories are expected to grow as much as 30% between 2010 to 2020.

Five most current job prospects upon graduation

  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Application Software Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
BUSINESS ANALYTICS CERTIFICATE

The business analytics certificate program provides students the foundational knowledge and skills to organize and analyze business related data in various formats. Students learn how to identify business problems, to develop solution processes, to present descriptive and predictive outcomes, and to make and decisions accordingly. Large data sets, case studies, and practical software tools are utilized.

CBA BAC CERTIFICATE INFORMATION