Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Systems



The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Systems (ITS) degree program provides students with a solid foundation in business and information technology. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively apply information technology to improve business processes across many industries. The bachelor’s degree in ITS prepares future information technology leaders for challenging and rewarding careers in IT such as enterprise systems professionals, business analysts, information security professionals, systems analysts, and application developers.

The curriculum provides a high degree of flexibility enabling students to focus on areas that best suit their individual career objectives.

The Enterprise Systems area prepares students for careers as functional and technical enterprise systems professionals. It features hands-on coursework with market-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages

The Business Intelligence and Analytics area prepares students for careers as data analysts. It offers opportunities for practical experience with business data warehousing and intelligence software.

The Information Security and Assurance area prepares students for careers as information security analysts, information technology auditors and security specialists who ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organizational information resources.

The Systems Development area prepares students for careers as application developers and IT consultants. This area emphasizes the identification, design and construction of information systems to satisfy business needs, uncover new opportunities and create business value.

MIS professionals exist in a broad spectrum of industries including, for example, healthcare, government, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Our students have received internships and jobs at some of the top corporations in the state and the nation.

A specific IT certification can enhance career prospects; therefore, it is recommended that students acquire necessary knowledge and skills to obtain certification in at least one area. Popular certifications include SAP Consultant, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and CompTIASecurity+. Courses within the program prepare students to take the necessary certification exams.

Just do “IT”!
The BS in Information Technology Systems prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers in information technology. Every organization has a need for information systems in order to get the job done, therefore, it should come as no surprise that information technology careers are growing and will continue to grow. If you enjoy working with technology and people and want to work in a collaborative environment, the bachelor’s degree in ITS is for you.

ITS graduates help organizations acquire, design and use information systems technology to be more efficient and productive. Career opportunities for UT Dallas ITS graduates remain very strong. I encourage you to learn more about our program by browsing the information on our website. Just do “IT”! with a UT Dallas Management Information Systems degree.

Dawn Owens

Dawn Owens, PhD
Director, Undergraduate Programs


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Minors

The Information Systems area offers two minors that are available for all university students.

Enterprise Systems Minor

The Enterprise Systems minor prepares students for careers as functional and technical enterprise systems professionals. It features hands-on courses with SAP, the market leading enterprise resource planning software package. Students completing this minor are eligible to attend the SAP Consultant Certifications academy (SAP TERP10). They also may take the SAP Business One Certification exam. The Enterprise Systems minor requires completion of following courses:

  • ACCT 2300 Principles of Accounting or ACCT 2301 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • MIS 4300 Database Fundamentals or MIS 4301 Database Systems or CS 4347 Database Systems
  • MIS 4340 Enterprise Resource Planning
…with an additional 9 hours to be selected from the following list of courses:
  • MIS 4330 Systems Analysis and Design or CS 4376 Object-Oriented Programming Systems
  • MIS 4342 Analysis and Design of Accounting Systems
  • MIS 4351 Enterprise Data Warehouses
  • OPRE 4320 Integrated SCM Info Systems
  • ACCT 3322 Integrated Accounting Information Systems

Students completing the enterprise systems minor will be eligible to participate in SAP Business One and / or TERP 10 certification programs.

Business Intelligence and Analytics Minor

The Business Intelligence and Analytics Minor prepares students for careers as data analysts who deal with large scale data. It provides hands-on skills in business data warehousing and intelligence software. The business intelligence and analytics minor requires the completion of following courses:

  • STAT 3360 A Probability and Statistics for Management and Economics or OPRE 3360 Quantitative Methods in Decision Making
  • MIS 4300 Database Fundamentals or MIS 4301 Database Systems or CS 4347 Database Systems
  • MIS 3320 Business Analytics Using Excel
  • MIS 4350 Introduction to Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • MIS 4351 Enterprise Data Warehouses
  • MIS 4352 Introduction to Web Analytics
 

The Information Systems area and the Career Management Center in the Naveen Jindal School of Management work with local companies to develop internship programs for students. Often these internships convert into full-time jobs. The Career Management Center also organizes career fairs to connect students with employers for full-time jobs. Companies that have recruited our students in the recent past include:

 
 

BS MIS Full-time Placement Statistics:   Summer 2012,   Fall 2012  

 

BS MIS Internship Statistics:   2012–13  

 

Note to international students: International students are eligible to work on a curricular internship for a maximum of 12 months while they remain students. Since the MS ITM is an approved degree under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, graduating students are eligible to work for up to 29 months under the Optional Practical Training program. Please contact the Office of International Student Services for details about these programs.

 

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