government, news, communication, shopping, research, entertainment, personal
relationships and more have all been radically transformed by our ability to
manipulate and move electronic bits at nearly the speed of light. Even those who choose to avoid technology
cannot remain unaffected without a great deal of effort and inconvenience. For
individuals pursuing a career in business, either as a consumer or provider (or
both) of information services, understanding how the technology is designed,
developed and applied in the construction of information systems (IS) is
There is no escaping the impact of IS, and
those who learn to effectively manage and shape it to meet the needs of
organizations will be in high demand well into the future.
global economy the resource pool has been flattened, resulting in some
specialized jobs being outsourced to other countries. However, the beauty and challenge of
information technology is its ability to evolve and create new opportunities for
those individuals with a solid foundation in its concepts and experience in its
The Bachelor of
Information Systems degree program offered by The Wescoe School gives its
students a foundation relevant to the evolving technologies of the marketplace
combined with team-based, practical project work that addresses a wide range of
current issues. It combines traditional
IS disciplines such as systems architecture, business process engineering,
analysis and design, software development and business intelligence with
emergent technologies like cloud services, virtual computing, mobile technology,
social networking and the “next big thing” yet to come.
Candidates for this program must have a working knowledge of computers and their applications and be proficient in using communication and productivity tools such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Students must be comfortable with employing a variety of new and emerging tools on the web to identify and cultivate valid sources of information for independent research activities. While approximately 25% of the curriculum will involve computer programming, prior experience in a programming language, although helpful, is not an absolute requirement. Predictors of success during this hands-on portion of the program include a propensity for logical thinking, technical curiosity, personal initiative and methodical persistence in working towards a correct solution.
As the goal of this program is to prepare students for careers in areas such as information systems management, systems analysis and project management, those with solid problem-solving, analytical and communication skills will be ideal candidates. A minimum of five years work experience and two years of college coursework are typically required. Interviews are necessary for admission.
New cohorts are forming now. Contact the Wescoe School for more information. An advisor will be happy to help you determine if the Bachelor’s of IS program is right for you.
Course Descriptions for the Bachelor's of Information Systems