Concentration in Information Systems: IT for Business (15 credits)

Offered by: Management     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce

Program Requirements

There are two options offered in the Information Systems (IS) Concentration: IT for Business and Digital Innovation.

The IS Concentration - IT for Business option is flexible and represents an ideal complement to the majors and concentrations of other areas, as information technology (IT) has the capacity to improve business and to transform industries. The IT for Business option emphasizes the importance of the interrelationships across technology, management, and strategy.

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.

Required Course (3 credits)

  • INSY 333 Systems Analysis and Modeling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : First two phases of the software development life cycle. Techniques used to conduct system requirement analysis, practical application of the analyst role in identifying operational problems, defining information system requirements, working with technical and non-technical staff, and making recommendations for system improvement.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Han, Kunsoo (Fall)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Selected from the following:

  • INSY 331 Managing Information Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Tools and concepts necessary to manage information systems in an organization: hardware/software/telecom administration, knowledge discovery/management, web-technologies, and computer security. Focuses on both mechanical aspects of IT and conceptual understanding with regard to impact on business organizations.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Lasfer, Assia (Winter)

  • INSY 336 Data Handling and Coding for Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Preparation and analysis of data for business analytics. Topics include: data acquisition, data manipulation and computer programming for statistical analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Ganju, Kartik (Fall)

  • INSY 339 IT Consulting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Examination of the full "life-cycle" from initial contact to project termination. How an IT consultant manages their practice.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Donovan, Richard George (Winter)

  • INSY 341 Developing Business Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Fundamental programming techniques, concepts, and data structures. Discusses modularization and maintainability. Emphasis on facilitating communication and understanding between systems analysts and programmers to support decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

  • INSY 430 IT in Financial Markets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : How IT has impacted various parts of the financial services sector including stock markets, brokerage houses, retail banking and insurance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • INSY 431 IT Implementation Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Exposure to a variety of real-life strategic and operational issues that arise when implementing IT. It may involve the selection process of an information technology, its introduction, implementation, management and/or improvement.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Falahati, Arman (Winter)

  • INSY 432 Digital Business Models (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Discusses the role of the information systems in enabling new digital business models within and across organizations. Focuses on platforms and models of the sharing economy in different industries as well as new forms of business activities enabled by technologies. Discusses economic, strategic and organizational issues of these models.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Lyubman, Liliya (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 434 Topics in Information Systems 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Current topics in the area of information systems.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Yoo, Changseung (Winter)

  • INSY 437 Managing Data & Databases (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Management of organizational data, implementation of database management systems, and the roles and responsibilities of data management personnel. Explores different models of data representation with an emphasis on the relational model; simple and complex SQL queries.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Animesh, Animesh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331

    • Management: students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible in their program.

  • INSY 440 E-Business (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Build the knowledge base and skills needed to face today's electronic business challenges, opportunities, and issues. Explore important concepts, models, tools and applications related to e-business.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Xinos, Pano Mark (Fall)

  • INSY 442 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Introduction to the methods and tools for analyzing business data to improve business decision-making, focusing on extracting business intelligence by analyzing data and online content for various business applications.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Choi, Inmyung (Fall) Bassellier, Genevieve (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MGCR 271, MGCR 331

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken INSY 434 when the topic was ‘Business Intelligence’. Only open to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 446 Data Mining for Business Analytics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical methods and techniques for data mining and predictive analytics to solve business problems. Use of statistical tools for hands-on learning. Topics covered include supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and text mining.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Khern-am-nuai, Warut (Winter)

  • INSY 450 Information Systems Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : Practical principles of project management essential to successful IS development projects or other complex undertakings within an organization; includes methods for defining, planning, and scheduling activities and resources. Discusses managerial and behavioural issues.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Picard, Anne (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 331 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Office

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • INSY 455 Technology and Innovation for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Information Systems : The role of information and other technologies in the size and nature of an organization’s environmental ‘footprint’. Achieving sustainability through strategic innovation, such as digitization, recycling, reuse of materials, sustainable design, LEED certifications, smart grids and energy metrics. Analyzing the environmental benefits and hidden costs of novel technologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)
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