Information Systems & Operations Management - Requirements

Information Systems Major

The Information Systems major prepares students to design and deliver business solutions that integrate people, processes, and technology. Students learn to:

  • Identify and analyze business opportunities
  • Acquire and assess business solutions
  • Lead and facilitate strategic initiatives
  • Enable informed decision making
  • Manage relationships with technology providers and customers

Information systems majors study the analysis, design, development, and management of information systems in organizations. They develop an understanding of the need for information, its use in the decision-making process, and the procedures by which information is provided to management.

For an 18-credit major in information systems, students complete:

  • IS 240 Systems Analysis and Logical Design
  • IS 260 Database Systems
  • 2 elective courses from information systems or operations management offerings
  • Any 2 of the following upper-division courses: 

    • IS 310 Systems in Organizations
    • IS 320 Systems Design and Implementation
    • IS 395 Systems Project

Students must maintain at least a 2.5 average in all information systems and operations management major courses. Note: IS majors are encouraged to take IS 135 as their third math course.

Information Systems Minor

This minor complements the other disciplines within the school. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in the design and delivery of integrated business solutions in their major field.

Students earn a 15-credit information systems minor by completing:

  • IS 100 Introduction to Information Systems
  • IS 240 Systems Analysis and Logical Design
  • IS 260 Databases and Data Management
  • 2 elective courses from information systems and operations management offerings

Accounting Information Systems Minor

The accounting information systems minor highlights the impact of technology on the accounting profession as well as the regulatory and internal control issues associated with accounting information.

For a 18-credit minor, students must complete:

  • AC 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • IS 100 Introduction to Information Systems
  • AC 203 Intermediate Accounting I
  • AC 365 Accounting Information Systems
  • IS 240 Systems Analysis and Logical Design
  • IS 260 Database Systemss

Accounting majors may double count AC 203 for the accounting major and the accounting information systems minor. Information systems majors may double count IS 240 for the information systems major and the accounting information systems minor. Accounting information systems minors may not declare a second minor in accounting or information systems.

Operations Management Minor

This minor leads to an understanding of the central role technical and functional skills play within the global environment to produce quality products and services in business unit operations.

Students earn a 15-credit operations management minor by completing:

  • IS 100 Introduction to Information Systems
  • OM 101 Operations Management
  • OM 140 Project Management
  • IS 210 Management Science with Spreadsheets
  • OM 340 Service Operations