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Bachelor of Commerce Major in Information Systems

Mentors: Profs. Liette Lapointe, Kunsoo Han, Emmanuelle Vaast and Genevieve Bassellier

This 30-credit major prepares students for the multitude of IT-related career opportunities available in industry. It employs a blend of theoretical concepts, hands-on tools, and actual case studies to train students to identify business problems and opportunities, analyze business processes, and develop and implement information systems to support them. The IS Major covers a variety of topics including strategic planning and investment in information technologies, analysis, design, and deployment of information systems, understanding the opportunities and challenges of Web-based businesses, and managing resistance to IT-initiated changes in organizations.

Graduates of this program may expect to find employment as business or systems analysts, consultants, IS quality assurance specialists, and project managers in diverse industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing, retailing and consulting.

Required Courses (18 credits)

  • INSY 331 Managing Information Tech 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 333 Systems Analysis & Modelling 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 341 Developing Business Apps 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 432 IT in Business 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 437 Managing Data & Databases 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 450 IS Project Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

  • BUSA 499 Case Analysis & Presentation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 332 Accounting Information Systems 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 339 IT Consulting 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 342 Course not available

  • INSY 430 IT in Financial Markets 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 431 IT Implementation Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 434 Topics in IS 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 440 E-Business 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 442 BusinessIntel&DataAnalytics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 444 Online Communities&Open Innov. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 454 Tech Foundation for E-Commerce 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

*Students wishing to take BUSA 499 or a course substitution as a complementary course must seek prior approval from the IS Area Coordinator.

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