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Information Systems

The information systems major prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes three major components: 1) liberal education core, providing foundational skills and knowledge; 2) business core, providing a valuable background in all aspects of business; 3) IS major courses, which give the skills and knowledge necessary for a contemporary IS professional. High impact practices such as internships are highly valued and up to 3 credits of internship courses can count toward the degree.

Together these components provide an educational experience that develops communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills in our students who are highly valued by a wide variety of organizations.  Our graduates find careers in the many different businesses that come to campus to recruit them.  Career destinations include business analyst, application programmer, security analyst, database programmer, project manager, web application developer and many more.

Business Core (29 credits)*
  • Acct 201       Principles of Accounting I
  • Bcom 206     Business Writing*
  • Bcom 207     Business Presentations*
  • Bsad 300       Diversity in the Workplace
  • Bsad 305       Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Fin 320          Principles of Finance
  • IS 240             Information Systems in Business
  • Mgmt 340     Organizational Behavior
  • Mgmt 341     Operations Management
  • Mgmt 449     Strategic Management in a Global Business Environment
  • Mktg 330       Principles of Marketing
IS Core (3 credits Acct + 18 credits IS)*
  • Acct 312    Managerial Accounting
  • IS 304          Fundamentals of Business Programming
  • IS 310          Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS 324          Object-Oriented Systems
  • IS 344          Database Management Systems
  • IS 345          Networking with Client Operating Systems
  • IS 460          Seminar in Information Systems
IS Electives (6-12 credits from the following)*
  • IS 314      Business Software Engineering
  • IS 365      Information Assurance
  • IS 420      Internship in Information Systems II*
  • IS 450      Distributed Systems Development
  • IS 455      Project Management
Other Electives (0-6 credits from the following per student interest)*
  • Business Systems:  Acct 460, Mgmt 442, 443
  • Software Development:  Art 312, CS 145, 163, 318, 319, 320
  • Leadership and Communication:  Bcom 405, CJ 407, Phil 308
  • Analytics:  Mktg 338, 434
  • Further IS interest:  IS 491*, IS 495*
  • Other as approved by IS department chair

Student Professional Development Program*
Four required workshops covering topics such as career planning, professional image, interviewing, etiquette, and networking.

 *See the university catalog for course requirements and restrictions.

Questions? Contact
Dr. Tony Keys
Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems (715) 836-4320

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