Information Systems

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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.

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.

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.

 

2016-2017 Catalog Curriculum Model

Course Requirements for Major Hours
Information Systems 315 Introduction to Internet Programming for E-business 3
Information Systems 361 Network Administration 3
Option Requirements (see below) 24-25
Total Hours 30-31

Business Communication Information Systems Concentration (4631)

Concentration Requirements Hours
Information Systems 236 Microsoft Office Suite Applications 3
Information Systems 240 Professional Writing, Note Taking, and Listening Skills 3
Information Systems 255 Business Grammar and Digital Writing 3
Information Systems 330 Employability Skills and Business Presentation 3
Information Systems 460 Issues in Business Communication 3
Information Systems 465 Professional Presence and International Protocol 3
Information Systems 485 Advanced Business Communication 3
Management 303 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3
Total Hours 24

Management Information Systems Concentration (4632)

Concentration Requirements Hours
Computer Science 221 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving I 3
Computer Science 222 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving II 3
Information Systems 371 Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design 3
Information Systems 410 Database Management Systems 3
Information Systems 420 Information Systems Security 3
Information Systems 491 Current Issues in Management Information Systems 3
Computer Science or upper-division Management Information Systems Electives 7
Total Hours 25

 

Faculty

Lajuan Davis
Bryan Foltz
Cooper Johnson

 

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