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”!
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.
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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:
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:
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 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.