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Information Systems Learning Outcomes

Learning Goals for the Major Program in Information Systems

  • Programming:  Students will develop relevant programming abilities
  • Business Acumen:  Student will develop relevant business skills.
  • Management:  Students will understand and apply business management techniques to technological projects.
  • Technological Acumen:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of technical acumen in a corporate context.
  Emerging Developing Proficient Advanced
Programming Given simple algorithms, students can code them in a high-level programming language. Students themselves can formulate simple algorithms to solve problems, and can code them in a high-level language appropriate for corporate use. Students can create algorithms of moderate complexity, given non-technical requirements. Students can design more complex algorithms involving more complex data structures, and can implement their solutions in accordance with a level of quality assurance.
Business Acumen Students will know the basic skills required to function in a corporate environment, including accounting and basic management. Awareness of the special requirements that technical projects impose upon basic business skills. Students will acquire more advanced business skills, including statistics, data analysis, and economics. Students will master advanced business skills, and understand how technical tools impact their capabilities.
Management Students will be able to delineate the specific issues that separate technical and non-technical projects. Will identify potential solutions for problems that span technical and non-technical aspects of a system. Can evaluate and recommend a course of action based on the identification of possible issues in a technical context. Can plan a technical project, including foreseeing possible alternative courses of action given unforeseen difficulties.
Tech. Acumen Given a simple scenario, identify which aspects are suitable for a technical approach. Identify potential technical and non-technical approaches to a scenario. Evaluate both technical and non-technical approaches using benefit-cost and risk management tools. As in proficient, but for increasingly complex scenarios.

 

The coursework that a student undertakes with as a Major in Information Systems will support the learning goals in the following way:

Course

Programming

Business Acumen

Management

Tech. Acumen

Intro Stat

 

 

 

LOTS

ACCT 225

 

LOTS

 

LOTS

ACCT 226

 

LOTS

some

some

BUSN 211

 

some

 

some

BUSN 321

 

some

LOTS

some

BUSN 365

 

some

LOTS

 

COMP 150

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 250

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 295

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 353

 

some

some

some

CAPSTONE

 

 

 

 

ACCT 240

 

some

 

 

Six Sigma

 

some

some

 

Busn.  Anal.

 

some

 

some

Project Mgmt.

 

 

some

 

COMP 255

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 275

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 290

LOTS

 

 

 

COMP 351

LOTS

 

 

 

DATA 229

some

 

 

 

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