College of Business and Public Administration

Information Systems

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2020-2021 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

Program Options

Information Systems department web site


Program Overview

Information Systems (IS) is more than just computer programming; it is about meeting the needs of customers through the effective use of technology. Drake’s IS program provides students with the technical skills that industry requires of its employees plus an understanding of how businesses work. This clearly differentiates the IS program from the purely technical orientation of a Computer Science major.


Information Systems Major Requirements

Course Credits
Business Core Courses
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
3
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II
3
Information Systems Major Courses
IS 107 - Programming and Application Development 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Select three courses from the following
IS 083 – Information Technology Law and Ethics 3
IS 114 - Advanced IT Applications for Business 3
IS 145 - Website Technology 3
IS 147 – Human Factors in Information Systems 3
IS 150 - Network Management 3
IS 172 - Exploring the Silicon Prairie 3
IS 198 - Current Information Systems Issues 3
BUS 191 - Internship in Business 1-3
Select three courses from the following
Any ACCT course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any ACTS course numbered 100 or higher 3
Any FIN course numbered 100 or higher 3
INS 051, 141, or 161 3
Any MGMT course numbered 100 or higher, except MGMT 110 and MGMT 120 3
Any MKTG course numbered 100 or higher, except MKTG 101 3
STAT 040 or any STAT course numbered 100 or higher 3
ART 114 - Web Design 3
CS 065, CS 066, CS 083, or any CS course numbered 100 or higher 3
JMC 105 - Web Page Design 3
TOTAL 74

All candidates also must satisfy the requirements of the Drake Curriculum.


 

Information Systems Minor Requirements

The minor in Information Systems is available only to non-business students.

Course Credits
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
IS 107 - Programming and Application Development 3
IS 160 - Database Management 3
IS 161 - Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
Select 12 credits from the following
Choose one IS course numbered 100 or higher 3
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting, or
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics
3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I, or
BUS 070 - Globalization
3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles, or
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior
3
TOTAL 24
 
 

 

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