Information Systems - IT for Business Concentration

Area Mentors: Kunsoo Han and Genevieve Bassellier

The 15 credit IS Concentration -IS covers a variety of topics, including strategic planning and investment in information technologies; analysis, design, and implementation of IS; the opportunities and challenges of digital business models; and big data and business analytics.

The objective is to prepare students to be effective leaders, users, and managers of IT in today's economy. Students of the IT for Business option are well positioned to participate in IT-driven changes that continue to affect knowledge work, business processes, organizational design, and the operation of markets and industries. IT offers fascinating and rewarding jobs and a wide variety of career paths. Career paths include jobs in consulting, IT management, business analysis, etc. in various industries, e.g., banking, healthcare, finance, education, government, etc.

Concentration Information Systems

Required Course (3 credits):

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

Complementary Courses (12 credits) Selected from the following:

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

  • INSY 336 DataHandl&Coding for Analytics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

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

  • 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 432 Digital Business Models 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • INSY 437 Managing Data & Databases 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 446 DataMiningforBusinessAnalytics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 448 Text & Social Media Analytics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • INSY 455 Tech&Innov for Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Concentration Digital Innovation

The 15 credit IS Concentration - Digital Innovation option gives students knowledge and skills to navigate the digital economy. Today, business managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs need to be able to innovate digitally. This Concentration provides students with essential skills and knowledge they need to navigate the complex process of digital innovation. Students learn theories, frameworks, and methods to develop their innovative potential especially as it relates to the digital economy and Information Technologies. The Digital Innovation Concentration helps students leverage their creativity to become change agents and to hone their technological savvy in an increasingly digital environment.

Career opportunities include technology entrepreneur, digital content manager, web and social media expert, project manager.

  • Only for students who had started the concentration prior to Fall 2019. 

  • This concentration is no longer available, please see a BCom adviser for more information. 

Required Course (3 credits):

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

Complementary Courses (12 credits):

9-12 credits selected from the following list:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • INSY 432 Digital Business Models 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 455 Tech&Innov for Sustainability 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

*434 When topic is appropriate for this program.

0-3 credits to be chosen from the following list:

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

  • 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 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

  • MGPO 460 Managing Innovation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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