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.

Course Title Credits
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 Electives

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

Courses in this group have the ISBA attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 7975BUS ANALYTICS FOR MANAGERS3
ISGB 7977TEXT ANALYTICS3
ISGB 7978WEB ANALYTICS3
ISGB 7980BUS MODELING W/ADV SPRDSHEETS3
ISGB 7985DATA WAREHOUSING3
ISGB 7988BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT3
ISGB 7990BIG DATA ANALYTICS3

Digital Business Innovation Track Electives

Course Title Credits
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

Courses in this group have the ISDB attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 7901E BUSINESS STRATEGIES & APPL3
ISGB 7924MOBILE E-COMMERCE & APPS3
ISGB 7945IT AND SUSTAINABILITY3
ISGB 7978WEB ANALYTICS3

Enterprise Architecture Track Electives

Course Title Credits
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.