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2012 - 2013

BS in Information Systems
(64 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental acceptance. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for application to this major.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. No more than 12 semester hours of upper-division transfer credit will be accepted toward the major and only 6 hours beyond the Pre-Systems Core.
  2. Students are encouraged to enroll in courses outside the Marriott School of Management. Only 50 upper-division Marriott School hours count toward graduation.
  3. Pass a computer proficiency requirement for spreadsheet skills. Students may demonstrate spreadsheet skills either by earning a Pass grade in I Sys 100 and 102 or a B grade in equivalent transfer courses. The I SYS 100 course requirement (but NOT I SYS 102) may also be fulfilled by presenting Microsoft Office certification (either MOS or MCAS) validating core-level competency in MS Excel.
  4. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
    Note: The Pre-Information Systems Core must be completed with at least a 3.0 GPA (a grade of B or better is required in I Sys 201 and I Sys 303), with no more than one repeat for each course. Repeated and transfer courses will be discounted 0.3 of a grade during the admissions process. Meeting or exceeding admission criteria does not guarantee admission.
  5. Apply and be formally accepted into the program.
  6. Complete the following required courses:
      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ACC 241 : Business Law in the Environment. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Marriott School of Management major status.
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to legal principles and institutions affecting business.

      Course Outcomes


      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
      Course Outcomes



      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      M COM 320 : Communication in Organizational Settings. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: GE First-Year Writing requirement. To be taken before senior year. Not for freshmen.
      DESCRIPTION: Developing written and oral communications for professional organizations, including composing and designing employment communications. Incorporates oral presentations.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

      Course Outcomes
                
      : Honors Communication in Organizational Settings.
      Course Outcomes



  7. Complete the following Information Systems Junior Core 1 courses (taught fall only):
      I SYS 401 : Systems Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 401 : Systems Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major, concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 402, 403, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Early phases of systems development life cycle, including project management, planning, investigation, requirements definition, systems specifications, alternative selection. Tools and techniques of object-oriented analysis.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 402 : Database Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 402 : Database Systems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 401, 403, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Concepts and techniques of database system development, focusing on object-oriented modeling and its implementation methods.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 403 : Principles of Business Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 403 : Principles of Business Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 401, 402, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Programming business systems. Algorithms, data structures, programming patterns, and interfaces.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 414 : Business Processes and Controls. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 414 : Business Processes and Controls. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Information systems majors status; concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 401, 402, and 403.
      RECOMMENDED: Acc 210.
      DESCRIPTION: Enterprise-level systems that support basic business processes, information systems control and security issues, systems integration and deployment.

      Course Outcomes


  8. Complete the following Information Systems Junior Core 2 courses (taught winter only):
      I SYS 404 : Data Communications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 404 : Data Communications. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Admission to information systems major; concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 411, 413, and 415.
      DESCRIPTION: Principles of data communications, local- and wide-area networks, hardware, software, media, standards, management, and business applications.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 411 : Systems Design and Implementation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 411 : Systems Design and Implementation. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: I SYS 401 & I SYS 402 & I SYS 403 & I SYS 414; Concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 404, 413, and 415.
      DESCRIPTION: Later phases of systems development life cycle. System architecture, user interfaces, system interface, and application design. Testing and integration. Object-oriented development.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 413 : Enterprise Application Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 413 : Enterprise Application Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: I SYS 401 & I SYS 402 & I SYS 403 & I SYS 414; Concurrent enrollment in same section of I Sys 404, 411, and 415.
      DESCRIPTION: Client- and server-side programming. Internet and Web-based applications. Enterprise systems and architectures.

      Course Outcomes


      I SYS 415 : Information Systems Capstone Project. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      I SYS 415 : Information Systems Capstone Project. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: I SYS 401 & I SYS 402 & I SYS 403 & I SYS 414; Concurrent enrollment in I Sys 404, 411, and 413.
      DESCRIPTION: Applying concepts, principles, and methods of enterprise-level information systems by designing and developing a full-scale system including hardware, software, and network.

      Course Outcomes


  9. Complete the following Integrated Management Core courses:
      BUS M 361 : Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 361 : Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the Marriott School.
      DESCRIPTION: Managing and designing processes and people along the value chain.

      Course Outcomes


      BUS M 390 : Ethics for Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 390 : Ethics for Management. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Premanagement and Management 1 cores and full acceptance into the Marriott School upper-division major.
      DESCRIPTION: Analyzing ethical dilemmas and understanding ethical theories as they apply to decision making in management.

      Course Outcomes


      MANEC 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MANEC 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Major or strategy minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: Economic tools influencing the success of strategy (creation and appropriation of value) emphasizing application of economic theory to management of practice.

      Course Outcomes


      ORG B 321 : Organizational Effectiveness. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ORG B 321 : Organizational Effectiveness. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: For Marriott School of Management majors only.
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and concepts for creating effective organizations, e.g., individual, group, and organizational processes and human resource functions, including selection, compensation, and performance management.

      Course Outcomes


  10. Complete the following after I SYS 401, 402, 403, 404, 411, 413, 414, 415:
  11. Complete Marriott School exit survey online.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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