Information Systems Major

Career Choices...

Systems Analyst | Process Analyst | Software Developer | Database Administrator | Database Developer | Webmaster | Web Team Member | Network Administrator | Mobile Developer | Security Specialist | Social Media Specialist | Chief Security Officer | Chief Information Officer (CIO) | Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Preparation

The Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems offers a wide range of information systems courses to support the B.S.B.A.  degree (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) with a major in information systems. The Information Systems major is designed to prepare the student for careers working with today's and tomorrow's computer-based information systems. Students interested in designing and developing information systems should select the Management Information Systems Concentration, while students interested in developing and utilizing business communication skills associated with information systems should select the Business Communication Information Systems Concentration. Both concentrations build upon a foundation of computer literacy which emphasizes hands-on skills. These skills are practiced and polished in a network environment that encourages the collaborative problem solving approaches being used in modern organizations. 

Student Characteristics

Characteristics of students with successful careers in information systems include: a broad knowledge of computer systems and technologies, thorough understanding of managerial and organizational principles and practices, an ability to think logically and analytically, strong interpersonal skills, good problem-solving skills, perseverance and patience.

Management Information Systems Concentration 

The Management Information Systems concentration is designed to prepare the student for organizational roles involving the design, development, and administration of information systems. Typical positions include systems analyst, programmer, network administrator, computer consultant, computer applications support specialist.

 

Four year plan of study

Business Communication and Information Systems Concentration

The Business Communication and Information Systems concentration stresses the integration of people, communication, and cutting-edge technology currently used in business and industry to facilitate the efficient flow of information in the business environment. Emphasis is placed on developing written and oral communication skills, computer application skills, and technology management strategies with a theme of professionalism in the workplace. Typical employment positions for graduates include documentation specialist, software support specialist, records manager, training specialist, business manager, office systems analyst, social media specialist, and executive or administrative support personnel.

 

Four year plan of study

Information Systems Major Student Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the global aspects of business, the ethical aspects of business, effective critical thinking skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, the business core, and competence in information systems.

 

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