Bachelor of Information Systems (BS)

Bachelor of Information Systems (BS)

School of Business and Economics

The Bachelor of Economics (BS) program objective is help professionals develop an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies and international issues, globalization, health, development, and the environment; so that they can become economists and analysts in the public and private sectors leading to careers in business, finance, international development, health, human resource management, marketing, management and research. The Bachelor of Economics (BS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Economics (BS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program. 

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Information Systems:

Fundamentals of Information Systems 
Fundamentals of Information Technology 
Introduction to e-Business 
Business Applications Programming 
Data Modeling and Database Design 
Systems Analysis 
Information Security 
Network Fundamentals 
Information Systems Project Management 
Information Technology Strategy and Management 
World Wide Web Development 
Electronic Commerce 
Enterprise Resource Planning using SAP 
Knowledge Management in Organizations 
Managing Organizational Information 
Foundations of Human Resource Management 
Managing Decision Making and Decision Support 
Multimedia Specialty 
Digital Media Techniques 
Design for Interactive Media 
Creating Interactive Multimedia 
Documentary Production, Forms and Techniques 
Electronic Publishing on the Internet 
Marketing Specialty 


Orientation Courses:

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Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Information Systems:

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Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Information Systems graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center: Information Systems Graduates

Job Description 
Computer and information systems managers direct the work of systems analysts, computer programmers, support specialists, and other computer-related workers. They plan and coordinate activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of Internet and intranet sites. They are increasingly involved with the upkeep, maintenance, and security of networks. They analyze the computer and information needs of their organizations from an operational and strategic perspective and determine immediate and long-range personnel and equipment requirements. They assign and review the work of their subordinates and stay abreast of the latest technology to ensure the organization does not lag behind competitors. 

Skills for Success

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Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Imaginative and creative reasoning
Able to work as part of a team
Self-reliant and able to work independently
Good oral and written communication skills
Able to accept responsibility
Capacity to gain a thorough knowledge of the relevant specialty area
Willing to continuously update personal IT skills and knowledge

Employment Opportunities

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Applications Programmer
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
CAD/CAM Designer
Computer Engineer
Computer Programmer
Computer Systems Manager
Database Manager
Electronic Data Processing Auditor
Manager, Management Info Systems
Operations Research Specialist
Operating Systems Programmer
Special Effects (FX) Specialist
Systems Analyst
Systems Programmer
Systems Software Developer
Technical Sales Representative
Technical Support Representative
Technical Writer

Resources for those with Bachelors in Information Systems

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International Association of Science and Technology for Development
International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology