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2013 - 2014

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.

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  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 IS 100 and 102 or a B grade in equivalent transfer courses. The IS 100 course requirement (but NOT IS 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 IS 201 and IS 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):
      IS 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 IS 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


      IS 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 IS 401, 403, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Concepts and techniques of database system development, focusing on object-oriented modeling and its implementation methods.

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      IS 403 : Principles of Business Programming. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 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 IS 401, 402, and 414.
      DESCRIPTION: Programming business systems. Algorithms, data structures, programming patterns, and interfaces.

      Course Outcomes


      IS 414 : Business Processes and Controls. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      IS 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 IS 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):
  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.

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      BUS M 387 : Economics of Strategy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      BUS M 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.

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      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 IS 401, 402, 403, 404, 411, 413, 414, 415:
  11. Complete Marriott School exit survey online.

  12. Recommended:

      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 118 : Finite Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110.
      DESCRIPTION: Language of set theory, counting and combinations. Probability theory, elementary stochastic processes, conditional probabilities. Repeated experiments, random variables, expectation, variance, linear equations, matrix algebra, application to economics or similar. Linear programming. Markov chains including applications.

      Course Outcomes


      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 121 : Principles of Statistics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also; Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: MATH 110 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION:  Stemplots, boxplots, histograms, scatterplots; central tendency, variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression.

      Course Outcomes
               
      : Honors Principles of Statistics.
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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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