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Information Systems

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2019-2020 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

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Program Overview

Information Systems (IS) is more than just computer programming; it is about meeting the needs of customers through the effective use of technology. Drake’s IS program provides students with the technical skills that industry requires of its employees plus an understanding of how businesses work. This clearly differentiates the IS program from the purely technical orientation of a Computer Science major.


Information Systems Major Requirements

Information systems majors must select a track consisting of nine credit hours from a single discipline in business other than information systems. It is suggested the track courses are taken during a student's junior and senior years. The student’s adviser must approve the track selections.

The basic core courses of the information systems major include:

Course Credits
Business Core Courses
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
Information Systems Major Courses
IS 107 - Visual Basic 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Select three courses from the following
BUS 191 - Internship in Business 1-3
IS 114 - Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 - Website Technology 3
IS 150 - Network Management 3
IS 172 - Exploring the Silicon Prairie 3
IS 198 - Current Information Systems Issues 3
Select three courses from the following
Any ACCT course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any ACTS course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any CS course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any FIN course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any MGMT course numbered 100 or higher, except MGMT 110 and MGMT 120 3
Any MKTG course numbered 100 or higher, except MKTG 101 3
ART 114 - Web Design 3
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I 3
CS 066 - Introduction to Computer Science II 3
CS 083 - Ethical/Social Computing 3
INS 051 - Personal Risk Management 3
INS 141 - Business Risk Management 3
INS 161 - Insurance Company Operations 3
JMC 105 - Web Page Design 3
STAT 040 - Introduction to R and SAS 3
TOTAL 74

All candidates also must satisfy the requirements of the Drake Curriculum.


Information Systems Joint Major Requirements

A joint major in Information Systems and another discipline provides students with an opportunity to study Information Systems and another, usually complementary subject in some depth.

The courses below must be completed for a joint major with Information Systems.  Other courses required depend on what second major gets paired with actuarial science for a joint major.

Course Credits
Business Core Courses
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
Courses Required for Information Systems Joint Major
CS 065 - Introduction to Computer Science I, or
IS 107 - Visual Basic
3
3
IS 114 - Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 - Website Technology 3
IS 150 - Network Management 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Completion of Courses Required for Other Discipline in Joint Major varies
TOTAL varies

Information Systems Minor Requirements

The minor in Information Systems is available only to non-business students.

Course Credits
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
IS 107 - Visual Basic 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Select 12 credits from the following
Choose one IS course numbered 100 or higher
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting, or
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics
3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I, or
BUS 070 - Globalization
3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles, or
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior
3
TOTAL 24
 

Information Systems Concentration Requirements

The information systems concentration provides students with an opportunity to enhance their ability to use information technology to solve business problems. The courses in the concentration focus on increasing skills for business end users and are a great addition to any business major.

Course Credits
IS 107 - Visual Basic 3
IS 160 – Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
TOTAL 9

A GPA of 2.00 in the three courses is required to receive credit for the concentration.

 


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