Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Information Systems
Concentration in Information Systems
The Information Systems concentration prepares students for multiple careers that require an aptitude for analytical thinking and a strong working competency in information systems. It is designed to produce a person with technical and managerial skills in business application development, project management, application analysis and design, data management, and network and security management. Graduates qualify for and are productive in careers that include technology/business analyst, programmer/analyst, database designer/analyst/administrator, network administrator, and help desk/technical support specialist. The concentration emphasizes technical knowledge of information system components and infrastructure; application and development skills; high-level competencies in applying information systems analysis and systems design strategies and techniques; understanding the information needs and delivery systems within business organizations; understanding the business/organizational context of information systems; communications and human relations skills for working with and managing people and projects in virtual teams; and education and desire for lifelong learning and professional and personal development.
All concentration courses must be taken on a letter grade basis with the exception of courses offered only on a CR/NC basis. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses to graduate.
A maximum of two courses (6 units) in the information systems concentration may be courses not listed in the bulletin for the concentration including courses from other disciplines at SF State and courses from other AACSB accredited schools of business or institutions of equal caliber. All such courses must be approved in advance by an Information Systems advisor.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students have basic competencies in business-related disciplines.
- Students will demonstrate the discipline‐based knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and statistics.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of different functional areas into effective business solutions.
- Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Students will create well‐written documents on a business topic;
- Students will deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.
- Students demonstrate the ability to analyze business situations.
- Students will solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques and technologies;
- Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze alternatives in a business context;
- Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate and defend a course of action.
- Students develop team skills that facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.
- Students will work effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse teams demonstrated by the ability to contribute to the team’s performance, interact positively with teammates, keep the team on track, maintain high standards for team performance, and by having the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to help the team succeed.
- Students understand the ethical issues related to the operation of business including sustainability.
- Students will identify key concepts in business ethics;
- Students will recognize the ethical dilemmas in specific business cases;
- Students will analyze how ethical issues can affect the interests of different stakeholders;
- Students will propose a business solution to the ethical dilemmas;
- Students will be aware of sustainability issues in business.
- Students understand the issues related to the operation of global business
- Students will recognize the relevant global issues including legal, political, social and cultural factors in specific management situations;
- Students will analyze the impact of global issues such as legal, political, social and cultural factors in specific management situations;
- Students will demonstrate the ability to propose business solutions based on the analysis of global issues including legal, political, social and cultural factors.
Business Information Systems, Information Systems (IS)
4 years | Full time
Units : 69 Minimum
- Core Requirements ( 39 units)
- Electives (6 units)
- Concentration Courses (15 units)
- Prerequisites Courses (9-12 units)
Only one is required
In country equivalent to a GPA of 2.5
maximum scholarship is $6000
4 years | Full time
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