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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.

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.

Please review the Official Catalog for requirements 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 specializing 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)

Choose carefully courses that will complement your major. A Minor in Information Systems is an excellent advantage to your major. Depending on your major, you can select classes to complement your major.

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

Enhance your TECHNICAL skills –You have expertise in your major areas 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! 

For Instructions and for further information reach out to CSS Advising and review this page for the application process and request form.

Minor Information

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.

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.

The undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Business 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 has been one of these elite schools. The COB received re-accreditation in April 2009 and is proud of its accomplishments for faculty qualifications and the assurance of student learning.

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

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



The vision of the Information Systems (IS) Advisory Board is to become a resource of contemporary methods and trends in the information systems field. Strategic targets and milestones are created accordingly with initial objectives in the development of relevant structure, policy, and charter.

As a strategic board, it intends to provide continuous, forward-thinking input and guidance and act as a think tank. The board aims to ensure that the Information Systems Department remains continuously relevant and is of maximum value to the students and faculty.


The core mission of the IS Advisory Board is as follows:

  • Ensure continuous relevance through high-impact industry intelligence by way of concepts, best practices, and methodology, and with value for all who utilize it;
  • Promote innovation with a progressive agenda by testing ideas and concepts with real companies;
  • Provide new channels for students to access mentorships and internships in the IS field, as well as communicate the local information technology (IT) and IS job market.