INFORMATION SYSTEMS Definition: Information systems (IS) professionals work at the intersection of information technology and business, applying their knowledge to support and drive business strategy, working in the design, implementation, and management of IS projects. Prepare for careers in: Business intelligence, database management, quality assurance, web development, IT project management, and consulting in industry, government, or other agencies. Students will also be prepared to pursue graduate studies in IS, business, and related fields. What you will study: General business, web and application development in the context of the business environment, systems analysis and design, database management, and IT project management, with the opportunity to consider information systems strategy in the global environment, data mining, and business intelligence. We will build your technical knowledge; teaching you how to make sound decisions about using, building, purchasing, and integrating systems so organizations can make the most of their technology. Qualities and skills that make a successful Information Systems Major:
INFORMATION SECURITY & ASSURANCE Definition: Information security is the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information while in transmission, storage or processing, through the application of policy, technology, and education and awareness. Information assurance concerns information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation. This program spans both information security and information assurance in its approach to the protection of information in the organization. Prepare for careers in: Information technology, data security, information security. What you will study: In addition to taking classes in cybersecurity, information security management, programming, systems, and networks, you’ll also study accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Qualities and skills that make a successful Information Security & Assurance Major:
• Talent for technology • Problem solving skills • Enjoy working with people • A clear understanding of business strategy
• Critical thinking • Problem solving • Technological ease • The ability to maintain composure under pressure This major is also available online.
Quick Links: Visit our Choosing a Major page at ColesCollege.com for Advising Checklists. View the Information Security & Assurance Major Flyer. View the Information Systems & Security Departmental Flyer.
Quick Links: Visit our Choosing a Major page at ColesCollege.com for Advising Checklists. View the Information Systems Major Flyer. View the Information Systems & Security Departmental Flyer.
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