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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

The BS Information Systems Program includes the study of application and effect of information technology to organizations. Graduates of the program should be able to implement an information system, which considers complex technological and organizational factors affecting it. These include components. tools, techniques, strategies, methodologies, etc. Graduates are able to help an organization determine how information and technology-enabled business processes can be used as strategic tool to achieve a competiti11e advantage. As a result, IS professionals require a sound understanding of organizational principles and practices so that they can serve as an effective bridge between the technical and management/users communities within an organization. This enables them to ensure that the organization has the information and the systems it needs to support its operations.

 

Program Highlights

  • Focus is on the practical issues and challenges of building, maintaining and securing data systems.
  • Intensive, hands-on, project-oriented courses and labs focus on web applications and management of database systems.

 

Industry Partners:

  • Metroclark ICT
  • SutherLand Teleservices
  • Cloud Staff
  • Twist Resources
  • FilAm Software Solutions
  • Wallem Innovative Solutions

Primary Job Roles:

  1. Organizational Process Analyst
  2. Data Analyst
  3. Solutions Specialist
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. IS Project Management Personnel

Secondary Job Roles:

  1. Applications Developer
  2. End User Trainer
  3. Documentation Specialist
  4. Quality Assurance Specialist

 

Job opportunities for BS in Information Systems graduates

  • Entry Level jobs (Jobs requiring no prior to minimal level of experience)
    • Information Systems Professional employed in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies
    • IT Technical Support Officer – monitors and maintains the computer systems and networks of an organization. They may install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults and solve technical and applications problems
    • Computer Programmer– to develop systems in any of the following, but not limited to, areas: business information systems, computer games, portals/web applications, programming tools, encryption systems.
    • Applications Developer – translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business.
    • Web Designers – plan, create and code web pages, using both non-technical and technical skills to produce websites that fit the customer's requirements.
    • Freelancer working online – as IT specialist and other related work
    • IT Sales professional – gives detailed information about technical specifications and the ways in which they could meet customer's needs. This often includes demonstrating those features before a sale.

  • Mid-Level Positions (Require trainings and prior job experience of a few years)
    • Systems Developer – maintain, audit and improve organizational support systems by working on the internal operations of computers, using existing systems or incorporating new technologies to meet particular needs.
    • Network Administrator – responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, installing, and supporting a company's computer systems; designs and installs LANs, WANs, Internet and intranet systems, and network segments.
    • Systems Administrator – ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values
    • Systems Analyst – designs new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity; examine existing business models and flows of data, discuss their findings with the client, and design an appropriate improved IT solution.
    • Multimedia Programmer – works with different multimedia features such as, text, sound, graphics, digital photography, 2D/3D modeling, animation and video to create products such as websites or computer programs.
    • Database Administrator – determine ways to organize and store data; backup systems and secure the database
    • Systems Analyst – design, modify, & expand computer information systems to improve production or work flow to serve new purposes.
    • Business Process Analyst – reviews business processes in order to gain a complete understanding of current procedures, identify improvements, document those processes, and connect business people to information technology groups in an organization.
    • Data quality specialist – information technology experts who specialize in analyzing, collecting, storing and creating electronic data; they are responsible for testing data in information systems to make sure that this data is not corrupt or inaccurate.
    • Quality assurance specialist – responsible for performing tests on computer applications to isolate and solve issues; initiates tests, analyzes results, and finds solutions to technical problems.
    • Industrial Research Analysts – monitor trends in market sectors such as technology, pharmaceuticals, automotive or financial services.
    • Computer Teacher/Professor – teaches computer courses at a university or college

  • Advanced Positions (Require years of extensive experience and practice)
    • Project Manager – to lead team composed of analysts and programmers; liaise with other project managers
    • IT consultant – gathers needs and expectations of clients and work with a team to develop/adjust the business solution/system
    • Information systems manager – responsible for the computer systems within a company, overseeing installation, ensuring backup systems operate effectively, purchasing hardware and software
    • IT manager – to plan, develop and implement applications; monitor different development teams
    • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Officer – involved in the production of maps and the analysis of data; help plan, protect and deliver services or products in areas such as construction, electricity, the environment, healthcare, transport planning and operation, retail location planning and logistics, insurance and finance.
    • Computer Scientist – work as theorist, researcher, or inventor in developing and advancing uses of virtual reality, extending human-computer interaction, or designing robots
    • Information Systems auditor – performs detailed evaluation and internal control and audit reviews of computer information systems. Develops and maintains audit software; consults with administrators, faculty, and staff on computer information systems operational issues.
    • Business Analyst – perform professional duties related to the review, assessment, and development of business processes. Focus is on the effective use of resources, both people and technology.
    • Entrepreneur in the IT industry

  • Salary Levels
    • A degree in Information Systems can lead to a variety of jobs; your income will depend on the specific position, your experience, the industry you work in and your skills and talent.
    • The monthly salary for a fresh IS graduate can range from 10,000 to 25,000 per month. Experienced professionals can earn between 20K-60K per months as IT support, programmers, database administrators and system analysts, while IT people in managerial positions can earn up to 100K.


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