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For those who like to work with computers and technology, there's no need to look further. Information Systems is where business and technology meet. This ever-growing field attracts graduates who thrive in a team environment and want to utilize their expertise to develop even newer technologies to maximize business productivity. In addition, for those information-technology professionals who aspire to middle- and senior-management levels in the field, their future may be gilded with six-figure salaries.


What We're Doing

Professor Amy Harris

Middle Tennessee Tech workforce report

千蠃官网国际网址Amy Harris partnered with the Nashville Technology Council to establish a research program to provide industry, government, and academic audiences with data on the local technology workforce. The State of Middle Tennessee Tech report highlights tremendous past projected growth in regional tech jobs and details data on 26 occupations. "The report is used by economic development organizations and businesses to recruit and plan and by academic institutions to assess degree programs and curriculum," Harris explained. Additionally, white papers highlight four sub-specialties: analytics, healthcare IT, information security, and software development. Harris serves on the board of Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT), which awards scholarships to women pursuing technology careers in middle Tennessee. In her role on the steering committee for the Nashville Analytics Summit, Harris coordinates MTSU student volunteers to staff the conference, giving them an opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders.

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Alumnus Greg Schaffer

From MTSU to success as an IT entrepreneur

千蠃官网国际网址With over 29 years of experience, Greg Schaffer is the founding principal of vCISO Services, an information security consulting firm providing small and midsized businesses with strategic information security expertise. Previously he was FirstBank’s vice president of information security, chief information security officer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and assistant MTSU vice president of network and IT security. He holds an M.S. in Information Systems Project Management from Jones College of Business and CISSP certification.


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In the field of Information Systems, the sky's the limit—not only for ever-emerging newer technologies but for increasing employment opportunities. Career paths include

  • Application developer
  • Communications manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Data warehousing manager
  • Database manager
  • E-commerce manager
  • Help desk/technical supporter
  • Information systems auditor
  • Information systems manager
  • Information systems security person
  • Internet technology strategist
  • Internet/Intranet manager
  • IT operations personnel
  • Librarian
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Network systems and data communications analyst
  • Software developer
  • Systems developer

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • Arbor Healthcare
  • Asurion
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • CAT Financial
  • Change Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Systems
  • Corrections Corporation of America
  • Deloitte
  • EFC Systems
  • Ernst & Young
  • Genesco
  • HCA
  • Healthways
  • HP
  • Ingram Content Group
  • Leviton
  • Pure Safety
  • State of Tennessee
  • Sy.Med
  • Walgreens

千蠃官网国际网址The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a major in Information Systems consists of 30 hours of Information Systems courses. There is a built-in minor in Business Administration. Undergraduate minors are available in Information Systems and Accounting/Information Systems.

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

The graduate level offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Information Systems with concentrations in IS General, IT Project Management, and Information Security and Assurance. A minor is available in Information Systems.

Information Systems, B.B.A.

  
Tim Greer, program coordinator
Tim.Greer@mtsu.edu
615-904-8176

千蠃官网国际网址In addition to meeting the , an Information Systems major consists of 30 hours of information systems courses. Majors must earn an overall minimum GPA of 2.00 in their required information systems courses.

The program below includes a Business Administration minor. An alternate business minor may be chosen, but it may require total hours for graduation to exceed 120.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Information Systems who intend to pursue a master's degree in Information Systems (with concentrations in IS General, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Information Security and Assurance, and IT Project Management) may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The program allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor's and master's degrees in a compressed time frame. Participating undergraduate students may count up to 12 graduate credit hours toward both degrees and obtain a non-thesis master's degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the bachelor's degree or obtain a thesis-based master's degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the bachelor's degree. For more information about the ABM program, see the .

Academic Map

千蠃官网国际网址Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

 

Degree Requirements

General Education (41 hours)

 requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education requirement:

  • MATH 1630 or 1810 (Math)
  • ECON 2410 (Soc/Beh Sci and core course)

College of Business Core (42 hours)

All students must complete the College of Business  千蠃官网国际网址which requires 42 hours with a 2.000 GPA.  is included in the core and will also satisfy 3 hours from the Social/Behavioral General Education requirement.

Major Requirements (30 hours)

  • INFS 2400 - Web Development  3 credit hours  

    INFS 2400 - Web Development

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Web development using HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multimedia Web content. Covers planning, design, development, and publishing of a Web site.

  • INFS 2600 - Introduction to Software Development and Programming

    3 credit hours

    Programming logic and concepts using the .NET programming environment. Includes program design, data types, data structures, flow control, arrays, error control, graphical user-interfaces, and file processing as applied in the context of business information systems problem solving.

  • INFS 3400 - Object Oriented Programming with C#.NET

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2600 or equivalent; admission to the College of Business. Introduction to object-oriented programming methods. Topics include objects and classes, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, exceptions, graphical user-interfaces and event handling, streams and files, and deployment. Emphasis on practical applications of object-oriented concepts in a business context.

  • INFS 3800 - Information Systems Analysis and Design

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores the roles and environments of project management, the product life cycle, and techniques for work planning, control, and evaluation. Covers developing a project plan, resource management, project scope and quality, budgeting, and managing project risk

  • INFS 4300 - Security Assurance for Information Systems Audit

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. An in-depth look at developing, implementing, monitoring, and auditing an information system's security. Managerial concepts for security of operating systems, administering security, and legal/ethical/policy issues examined as well as a hands-on approach to implementing operating systems security techniques. Explores the advancement in security detection and implementation, problem-solving techniques, and the role and importance of the information systems auditor.

  • INFS 4790 - Database Design and Development

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2600, ISA major, junior standing, and admission into the College of Business. Fundamental concepts: conventional data systems, integrated management information systems, database structure systems, data integration, complex file structure, online access systems. Emphasis on total integrated information systems database and database management languages.

  • INFS 4900 - Business Data Communications

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Practical explanation of data communications technologies and basic applications for business. Includes projects to develop a prototype network in a lab environment for hands-on experience.

  • INFS 4950 - Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 3400, INFS 3800, ISA major, and admission into the College of Business. Server-side Web programming techniques and multitier application development. Includes accessing databases and XML documents, creating and processing Web forms, methods of Web form validation, maintaining session state, Web application security, and configuration and deployment.

Electives (6 hours)

 

  • INFS 3200 - Business Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. An applications-oriented course; extensive laboratory work and development of projects.

  • INFS 3450 - Web Application Development

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 2600, and ISA major or permission of instructor; admission into the College of Business. Focuses on designing and developing Web-based applications. Topics may include JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and other emerging web development technologies.

  • INFS 3500 - Knowledge Management Systems

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Analysis, design, and implementation of knowledge management systems in organizations. Addresses the facilitating and enabling role of information management and communication technologies. Technologies covered include neural network, software agent, workflow management, integrated communication network, expert systems, content management, Web portal, and search mechanisms. Hands-on projects to reinforce understanding of theoretical frameworks.

  • INFS 4310 - Introduction to Digital Forensics

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business and ISA major. Introduces digital forensic tools and procedures and their major purpose and use. Topics include the foundational process and legal aspects of computer forensics, steganography, and how to identify and use specialized forensic software.

  • INFS 4420 - Information Systems Internship

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of advisor; and a plan of activities with the associated firm prior to registration. Active employment with a governmental agency or business firm for information systems/accounting fieldwork; credit given for experience and research upon completion of acceptable work and formal report. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree in information systems may not exceed 3 hours under 4420 courses.

  • INFS 4740 - Information Technology Management

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores various technologies and how they impact the business environment. Topics include cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and Service Oriented Architectures. Covers current topics by engaging students in case-based lectures and assignments.

     

  • INFS 4830 - Database Programming

    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 4790 or consent of instructor and admission into the College of Business. Advanced SQL programming to support ETL database operations. Focuses on transforming existing database data through a variety of parsing, cleaning, and aggregating SQL functions and techniques. Some coverage of developing stored procedures and functions using a database language such as PL/SQL.

  • INFS 4840 - Study Abroad  3 credit hours  

    INFS 4840 - Study Abroad

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Exposes the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to information and knowledge management.  

 

  • INFS 3990 - Independent Study in Information Systems  1 to 3 credit hours  

    INFS 4990 - Independent Study in Information Systems

    1 to 3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of department chair, and admission into the College of Business. Assigned research or projects in contemporary problem areas in the information systems discipline under direct faculty supervision. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree may not exceed 3 hours under 4990 courses.

 

  • BIA 3470 - Python for Business Applications  3 credit hours  

    INFS 3470 - Python for Business Applications

    credit hours

    (Same as BIA 3470.) Prerequisites: Admission to College of Business and ISA major. Introduces Python, a popular, general purpose programming and scripting language well suited to a wide range of business problems. Topics include basics of programming-variables, strings, lists, functions, writing scripts that automate tedious tasks, parsing and interpreting data, interacting with APIs, and building web scrapers. Emphasis on practical applications in a business context.

Auxiliary Requirements (6 hours)

  • BIA 4010 - Business Analytics and Visualization

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: BIA 3620/BIA 3621 or an equivalent course; junior or senior standing. Development and application of industry-level analytic tools to visualize, model, and analyze business data. Opportunity to develop skills for self-service business analytics via hands-on approach.

 

  • MATH 1630 - College Mathematics for Managerial, Social, and Life Sciences  3 credit hours  

    Information Systems

    INFS 1000 - Introduction to Computers and Related Topics
    3 credit hours

    An overview of the workings of a computer including hardware, software, and applications. Provides hands-on experience with various software packages. (Not open to business majors.)

    INFS 1010 - Social Networking and Collaborative Technologies
    3 credit hours

    Recent trends in social networking technologies, focusing on such popular applications as Facebook and LinkedIn. Covers modern developments in collaborative enabling technologies, including blogs, wikis, and groupware; technologies to facilitate personal, academic, and professional growth; and privacy, security, and ethical issues surrounding the use of social networking and collaborative technologies.

    INFS 2200 - Introduction to Microcomputing
    3 credit hours

    Microcomputer applications and the microcomputer environment. (Not open to CIS majors.)

    INFS 2400 - Web Development
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Web development using HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and multimedia Web content. Covers planning, design, development, and publishing of a Web site.

    INFS 2600 - Introduction to Software Development and Programming
    3 credit hours

    Programming logic and concepts using the .NET programming environment. Includes program design, data types, data structures, flow control, arrays, error control, graphical user-interfaces, and file processing as applied in the context of business information systems problem solving.

    INFS 3100 - Principles of Management Information Systems
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Junior standing. The role of information technology in organizations.

    INFS 3200 - Business Application Development
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Foundation knowledge of microcomputer applications; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. An applications-oriented course; extensive laboratory work and development of projects.

    INFS 3400 - Object Oriented Programming with C#.NET
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2600 or equivalent; admission to the College of Business. Introduction to object-oriented programming methods. Topics include objects and classes, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism, exceptions, graphical user-interfaces and event handling, streams and files, and deployment. Emphasis on practical applications of object-oriented concepts in a business context.

    INFS 3450 - Web Application Development
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 2600, and ISA major or permission of instructor; admission into the College of Business. Focuses on designing and developing Web-based applications. Topics may include JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and other emerging web development technologies.

    INFS 3470 - Python for Business Applications
    credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址(Same as BIA 3470.) Prerequisites: Admission to College of Business and ISA major. Introduces Python, a popular, general purpose programming and scripting language well suited to a wide range of business problems. Topics include basics of programming-variables, strings, lists, functions, writing scripts that automate tedious tasks, parsing and interpreting data, interacting with APIs, and building web scrapers. Emphasis on practical applications in a business context.

    INFS 3500 - Knowledge Management Systems
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Analysis, design, and implementation of knowledge management systems in organizations. Addresses the facilitating and enabling role of information management and communication technologies. Technologies covered include neural network, software agent, workflow management, integrated communication network, expert systems, content management, Web portal, and search mechanisms. Hands-on projects to reinforce understanding of theoretical frameworks.

    INFS 3700 - Systems Analysis and Design
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Applied system analysis and design (concepts and techniques) including problem definition, feasibility analysis, various modeling methods, hardware and software selection, documentation, physical design, and auditing procedures. Appropriate automated technologies used.

    INFS 3800 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores the roles and environments of project management, the product life cycle, and techniques for work planning, control, and evaluation. Covers developing a project plan, resource management, project scope and quality, budgeting, and managing project risk

    INFS 3990 - Independent Study in Information Systems
    1 to 3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: Junior standing, permission of department, and admission into the College of Business. Assigned research or projects in contemporary problem areas in the information systems discipline under direct faculty supervision. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree may not exceed 3 hours under 3990 courses.

    INFS 4100 - Location Analytics
    3 credit hours

    (Same as BIA 4100.) Prerequisite: BIA 2610 or equivalent. Provides an information systems perspective to identifying and solving geospatial business problems. Explores how business can make strategic and operational decisions based on geospatial data. Students work through several practical cases to solve common geospatial problems encountered in the corporate environment.

    INFS 4300 - Security Assurance for Information Systems Audit
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. An in-depth look at developing, implementing, monitoring, and auditing an information system's security. Managerial concepts for security of operating systems, administering security, and legal/ethical/policy issues examined as well as a hands-on approach to implementing operating systems security techniques. Explores the advancement in security detection and implementation, problem-solving techniques, and the role and importance of the information systems auditor.

    INFS 4310 - Introduction to Digital Forensics
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business and ISA major. Introduces digital forensic tools and procedures and their major purpose and use. Topics include the foundational process and legal aspects of computer forensics, steganography, and how to identify and use specialized forensic software.

    INFS 4420 - Information Systems Internship
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business; junior standing; consent of advisor; and a plan of activities with the associated firm prior to registration. Active employment with a governmental agency or business firm for information systems/accounting fieldwork; credit given for experience and research upon completion of acceptable work and formal report. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree in information systems may not exceed 3 hours under 4420 courses.

    INFS 4740 - Information Technology Management
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Explores various technologies and how they impact the business environment. Topics include cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and Service Oriented Architectures. Covers current topics by engaging students in case-based lectures and assignments.

     

    INFS 4790 - Database Design and Development
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2600, ISA major, junior standing, and admission into the College of Business. Fundamental concepts: conventional data systems, integrated management information systems, database structure systems, data integration, complex file structure, online access systems. Emphasis on total integrated information systems database and database management languages.

    INFS 4830 - Database Programming
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: INFS 4790 or consent of instructor and admission into the College of Business. Advanced SQL programming to support ETL database operations. Focuses on transforming existing database data through a variety of parsing, cleaning, and aggregating SQL functions and techniques. Some coverage of developing stored procedures and functions using a database language such as PL/SQL.

    INFS 4840 - Study Abroad
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisite: Admission into the College of Business. Exposes the student to the economic, political, cultural, and social environments of a foreign country(ies). Emphasis on international state/status of the subject matter pertinent to information and knowledge management.  

    INFS 4900 - Business Data Communications
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: 6 hours of information systems; junior standing; admission into the College of Business. Practical explanation of data communications technologies and basic applications for business. Includes projects to develop a prototype network in a lab environment for hands-on experience.

    INFS 4950 - Advanced Web-Enabled Application Development
    3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: INFS 2400, INFS 3400, INFS 3800, ISA major, and admission into the College of Business. Server-side Web programming techniques and multitier application development. Includes accessing databases and XML documents, creating and processing Web forms, methods of Web form validation, maintaining session state, Web application security, and configuration and deployment.

    INFS 4980 - Information Systems Project
    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Admission into the College of Business, senior standing, and 12 hours of information systems credit including INFS 3200 and INFS 3800. Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) design and implementation. Appropriate automated technologies used throughout the course.

    INFS 4990 - Independent Study in Information Systems
    1 to 3 credit hours

    千蠃官网国际网址Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of department chair, and admission into the College of Business. Assigned research or projects in contemporary problem areas in the information systems discipline under direct faculty supervision. Aggregate credits allowable toward a degree may not exceed 3 hours under 4990 courses.

Contact Information

Tim Greer
Tim.Greer@mtsu.edu
615-904-8176

Who is My Advisor?

Jones College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center
busadv@mtsu.edu
615-904-8063 | BAS N216

 

Mailing Address

Department of Information Systems and Analytics
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