Information Systems Major

Major and Track Requirements

The information systems major includes six required courses and four information systems electives. All required courses are drawn from the information systems area. While most students choose all four electives from the information systems area, up to two electives can be taken in the computer science department or in other business areas, with the approval of the faculty adviser.

CourseTitleCredits
INSY 3432DATABASE SYSTEMS3
INSY 3433PROGRAMMING WITH JAVA3
INSY 3441SYSTEMS ANALYSIS3
INSY 3442WEB APPS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT3
INSY 4507PROJECT MANAGEMENT3
INSY 4800GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT (capstone course)3
Four electives from one of the following tracks:
Business Analytics Track
Digital Business Innovation Track
Enterprise Architecture Track

Information Systems Major Electives/Tracks

Information systems major electives (4 courses, 12 credits): Students must take four advanced information systems electives. They are encouraged to use at least three advanced elective courses to specialize in their chosen track. Students also can, after consulting with an information systems faculty adviser, create an optimal mix of electives across tracks to fit their prior expertise and career goals. While most students choose all four electives from the information systems area, up to two electives can be taken in the computer science department or in other business areas, with the approval of the faculty adviser.

Information systems electives sync with the three tracks as follows:

Business Analytics Track Suggested Electives

CourseTitleCredits
INSY 4506BUSINESS ANALYTICS3
INSY 4508BUSINESS MODELING WITH SPREADSHEETS3
INSY 4431WEB ANALYTICS3
INSY 4460DATA WAREHOUSING3
INSY 3437ST: SPORTS ANALYTICS3
INSY 4434ST: DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS3

Digital Business Innovation Track Suggested Electives

CourseTitleCredits
INSY 4505E-COMMERCE3
INSY 4432MOBILE COMMERCE & APPS3
INSY 3438ST; CYBERSECURITY IN BUS3
INSY 3434NETWORK APP AND TELECOM POLICY3
INSY 4431WEB ANALYTICS3
INSY 4430THE LAW OF INNOVATION3

Enterprise Architecture Track Suggested Electives

CourseTitleCredits
INSY 3421ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
INSY 3436ST:PROGRAMMING W/PYTHON3
INSY 4410IT-DRIVEN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN3
INSY 4449ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS3
INSY 4460DATA WAREHOUSING3

Students must also complete the Gabelli School business and liberal arts Core Curricula.  In addition, all students complete between three and seven liberal arts electives depending on their major requirements.