2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog
Success in today’s fast paced business environment requires a solid understanding of information systems and the ability to use information technology to solve business problems. The Information Systems major provides students with an in-depth understanding of the many business applications of information and communication technologies, preparing them for careers in:
Unlike many information technology programs, which are designed to develop only technical skills, the IS major focuses on the intersection of business and technology, developing graduates who are well-versed in the language of business, have strong communication skills, and know how to select, develop, implement, and manage new and emerging information technologies. Additionally, the IS major provides students seeking more general business careers with a set of highly marketable skills they can apply in any facet of business.
Core courses in the IS degree program are designed to develop students’ information technology skills as well as their understanding of how technology is used to support managerial decision making and transform business operations. A variety of electives enable students to choose an area of specialization, learn about global information systems, or further develop their technical skills.